Koh Samui - In the jungle the mighty Jungle!
Trip Start Jan 16, 2010
23Trip End Aug 16, 2010
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We arrived in Samui around 9 at night we hopped into a taxi to take us to our resort , well to take us to the foot of the mountain to wait for the 4x4! By this point Jen is a nice shade of mocha. Our lady taxi driver turned to me and said "your wife..........she Thai ?" , now i don't now what is funnier , the fact that Jen is now passing for a local or that i look desperate enough to need to buy a wife ?!
We made it the the rendezvous point with the pick up truck and started our ascent up the mountain , we scoffed at the fact that the road wasn't to bad ..... suddenly the tarmac disappeared and we were scaling up a near vertical dirt road , holding on in the back of the pick up truck for dear life!
We safely made it up the mountain and were greeted by the staff of the jungle club , the night time views of the beach below were amazing , the Jungle resort had an amazing , chilled out vibe , far from the hustle and bustle of Chaweng below , the sound of the wildlife blended in with the reggae music and soft lighting to make a great place to sit and relax.
We had booked a basic room so were quite interested to see what we would get , the room was itself an experience , we were greeted by giant beetles , monster ants and geckos. The room was simple but beautiful , a single mattress on the wooden floor with a mosquito net . The first night was a little daunting as we got used to the sounds of the jungle , and going to the toilet was a bit more exciting!
The next day we decided to chill out (this was to become a jungle club mantra) we sat next to an amazing infinity pool that overlooked the cliff side , there we lay all day until we decided to live it up a take a trip down the mountain to Chaweng. Chaweng is an interesting place , it is party capital of samui and also where fat German's go to get young wives , after a lovely meal on the beach we decided to sink a few drinks
i spent the next day recovering and once again chilling out in the jungle club. We loved the jungle club it was something a bit different , and somewhere you could happily stay , sit and do nothing!
We woke on the final day to move on to Koh phangan and to sample a full moon party!! bring on the buckets!