Ready to go
A special place to relax when needed a long break for me .. is here at Thong nai pan yai beach in Koh Phangan but this trip, I didn't need a quiet place, i don't need to relax, I don't need 'silence' .. i just wanted to have some fun which all was turned out wrong... :(
It's the first time that I wasn't 100% happy on this beach, it's not that only there's something wrong with here but there's something wrong with me too, ha! This beach used to be a famous one 8 years ago. It never been crowded but had some people, some noise, some fun to make the beach alive but on the week we've been there was ... quiet. I think there are less than 20 tourists on this long beach .
Empty beach, only us
. as same as the amount of the dogs and cats that we've met on this island. If there was last year, I would love this to chill on this quiet but this is too quiet... like a silent beach or an empty island. At 8pm-dinner time, all restaurants were empty. We're always the first table and there were always only one or two couples came after, only that. Most of tourist now are a couple, and when the beach is so quiet .. i think they chose to stay in the room with their lovers instead of hanging out at the bar. I'm a bit jealous!:P haha ...
The staff at Central Cottage told me that the amount of tourist of this year (actually since last year) are less than usual. We think maybe due to the economic issue? People travel less? I dunno. One friend was there but at Had Rin beach, she said there were a lot of people but I saw the pictures.
. there wasn't a lot like it used to be too. We were there during Songkran Festival...but it's nothing on the beach. At least the bar should be open with the fire show but no..not anymore. A few bars opened but only one bar that has a few tourist in it. I would have some fun if I went to Had Rin but I chose Thong Nai Pan beach because it always gave me a good feeling and I just wanted to know something that I had lost 3 years ago. I had the two moments that I would never forget on this island two times. The first time happened on my first trip which I don't want to remember but I can't forget. The second time happened 3 years ago which I want to remember it ever and ever... And something surprised me .. that 3 years moment came back, jeez, i was really surprised! Ever hear your heartbeat? Yes, like that. Even things changed but maybe that was the happiest thing that happened to me on this beach this year:)
We're there for only 5 days .
.... quiet yeah?
.. thinking about this trip, actually it gave us the best relaxing time ever because there is nothing for us to do at all..not even people for us to look at and gossip haha kidding ... The first day we arrived, it rained. We were "what"?! The staff told us it was sunny everyday until today .. ok we brought the rain? Lucky that it rained only a few hours and the next day was sunny so we can swim!:) But three days later ... rain, high wave, rain .... what we can do was only sitting, chatting, relaxing near our bungalow....
I've been to this beach at least once a year but what I was into in this trip made me change my mind a bit. The weather changes... we can't predict. Today is sunny but tonight could have rain. Me and my travel buddy told each other, if next summer we still travel together again, we'll go .
. abroad haha .. (We try to escape Songkran Festival which we have joined it for more than 30 years - if we travel in Thailand, we have to join it again for sure which we don't want so somewhere outside Thailand would be the great choice):) Yeah, we'll go somewhere else. Even this trip brought me back that memory but there's nothing to hold on, and the beach isn't nice this time no more .. so not hesitate to change the destination next year.
Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach
I still love Phangan because the quiet beach, blue sea, friendly people that I've met since the first trip are there ... but I have to say bye to you for a while... I need something new to charge my energy of living and make me smile:)))
And this song for this beach ..
Come see what we all talk about
People moving to the moon
Stop baby don't go stop here
Never stop living here
Till it eats the heart from your soul
Keeps down the sound of your
Silent sigh, silent sigh silent sigh
Keeps down all move me down
But don't love eachother
No don't love eachother
Never gonna be the same