Well have sufficiently finished sulking to start a JBR. Will do it in a couple of parts as we divided the stay into two parts. Plus never seem to get enough time on my own, without someone calling out "Have you seen the...." "What have you done with..."Have finally made it to the computer on a very humid night in Brisbane - with Bazil (the dog) still recovering from surgery, by my feet.
We were met smoothly at Phuket airport, and as we headed towards Khao Lak, I said to Greg (very lucky husband of mine), I can feel all the stresses of life leaving me. He simply said, "I feel like I am coming home". I am sure all of you return visitors to KL can relate to that!
For the first part of our stay, there were four of us, G and myself and two close friends, single girls on their first trip to KL. We stayed at Green Beach Resort which I booked through the net. It was paradise.....we had BB1 and the girls had BB2. It was perfect. Our bungalow displayed the shingle "HONEYMOON COTTAGE" - quite amusing when the 4 of us sat out on the balcony having a drink watching the sunset. As one passing male said to Greg "Bloody hell,why would you want 3 of them". The girls and I promptly put a curse on him!! The cottages were simple, clean, comfortable, roomy, with a great outdoor area, opening onto the beach. Exactly what we needed - no telly (what election!), just glorious views and the sound of the sea to lull you to sleep. The staff were beautiful and lots of fun.
On the second day, we did a two day one night stay at Chieow Laan Lake in a rafthouse. We did this through Limestone Lake Rainforest Tours. It has to be up there with one of the best things we have every done, anywhere. The weather was perfect, the tour had the exact balance of sightseeing, downtime, etc. If anyone would like to know more I would be happy to write a separate report, let me know. Also have some great photos, just not sure how to load them on to the site (will get one of the kids to do it for me, if I can catch them).
Back into Khao Lak, we hired a car and took our friends out and about, revisiting the waterfalls, out to the Sarojin, White Sand Beach (about my favourite place for lunch and a swim), and generally lazing around.
Greg could not wait to revisit the Happy Snapper - so off we went to jam night. He was very excited that they did remember him from his last visit (either very good, or very bad!!). He ended up doing 6 songs, and had the whole place up dancing. It is a wonderful thing to see your partner, having the time of their life. They asked him to go back on the following Saturday and again he had the place rocking!! Amazing that all those young people will get up and dance to "our music" (think Sultans of Swing, Brown Eyed Girl etc).
We had some great meals (do you every have a bad one in Thailand)...and our two friends absolutely fell in love with the place. After a week, our friends departed (both are flight attendants, and duty called) and it was just me and the Rock God, to start the second part of our holiday. Not before attending to a bit of housekeeping. I had gone to the dentist there last year and was really happy with the results. This time, I went for a check up (all good) and Greg had a crown done. He was really happy with the work.
We reluctantly said goodbye to our Honeymoon Cottage, and headed off to the Ramada for the next 10 days. By this time Greg had hired his bike (or should I say moped). He loves wizzing around on it, and as we go at very start of the high season feel quite safe. We were also very chilled..
If anyone is interested, will do part 2 on the weekend.
For those of you who sent good wishes to Baz, he is recovering well, had his stitches out today, though still has to be carried up and down the stairs. We live in a tri-level!! How lucky he is,compared to doggies elsewhere. I wish I could travel with a big container, and bring them all home....
To be continued...if you can bear my ramblings!!