One fun thing about English in Thailand is that there are often no “correct” spellings for the names of places. Koh Samet (Ko Samed) – the island where I went this past weekend – falls into this category.
However you want to spell it, the island was great, close to Bangkok, and the weekend didn’t cost too much more than staying in the city.
The bus out there was about 3 hours, and then there was an hour-long ferry ride. The ferry had beach chairs for seats.
I went with four other folks – and they were all really nice. Everyone was just very ready to sit on the beach, read, and breathe in some cleaner air.
The island wasn’t too busy, but wasn’t desolate either. Had some really good spicy papaya salad and really had to try hard not to pet the very cute, homeless beach-dogs.
Here are some pics of the fishing village near where the ferry dropped us off on the mainland, the group I went with, and the beach:
I think I’ll try to make a beach-trip about once a month while I’m here..
Love to you all!