Koh Wai

Trip Start Jan 01, 2008
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Trip End Jul 13, 2008


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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ok so this weekend some friends and I went to Koh Wai, which is an island to the south of Koh Chang in Thailand.  It was a great place and not touristy, even though there were some people who did go there for the day but only for a couple of hours, but there were no markets, stores, or buildings besides the bungalows and the two resorts on the island (LITERALLY).  Besides that, there are no towns on the island, no roads, or anything.  Only a few people and the beach.  The people at the resort that we stayed at said there are only three people who live on the island year round, everyone else that works there leaves the island for three months out of the year because of the rainy season.  It was a great way to just excape the every day hustle of Bangkok, which dont get me wrong, I love it, but everyone needs a small break every now and then.  So in order to get to Koh Wai, we took a bus that was about a 5 hour bus ride to Trat, which is a town that is the place where everyone gets on the boat to take us to the island.  But we stayed in Trat at this small little bungalow hotel for one night. In the morning we got up and left to go to the pier to catch the boat, which we took the fast boat so it only took about 45 minutes but if we took the slow boat then it would have taken 2 hours to get there.  The first day pretty much consisted of laying around on the beach, swimming, and just relaxing.  We stayed at the Paradise Resort, which was made out of bungalows, now, these bungalows are not the fanciest things there are, there was a community bathroom, so the bungalows did not have bathrooms themselves, nor did they have airconditioning.  Pretty much they were just made out of wood, simple, and just with the necessities.  They were right on the beach, so when first waking up, there is nothing but the view of a white sandy beach, clear water, and beautiful mountains from the next island.  Plus since it was right on the beach there was a wonderful natural cool ocean breeze that was just priceless.  Later on during the first day there, we all wanted to see the sunset, so we walked on one of the trails to get to the other side of the island and watched the sunset.  The next day consisted of a lot of snorkeling and exploring of the island.  Some of my friends and I went on a trail to try to find some other beaches besides the one that we were at and we found two small beaches after we passed through a pretty dangerous trail, it was very secluded with maybe only one other person there besides us.  There was a nice swing hanging from a tree on one of the beaches and i could just sit there all day and watch the view.  Upon returning we ate and then played some sand volleyball. In the morning I had breakfast and was facinated when I saw a man doing Thai Chi on the beach.  Seeing the smooth movements of his body as if it was the wind itself really made me interested in this artform and I had to take a picture of him doing this.  Now we only stayed at the island for two days, but it was just enough to get the satisfaction of being on a secluded beach with not many tourists and no worries or the fast pace of the city.  It was a great way to reflect and become refreshed.
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aqueouskate
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JESSIE!!!
It's so beautiful there! I am jealous!!! (and I think it rocks that you're there!!!) Post more soon so we can be even more envious and see what cool stuff you're doing! :D
Love,
Katie

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