Although I normally travel on my own, I have the luck to share my first days in Thailand with good friends. After travelling around in paradise for some weeks, I trust in their opinion and travel from Bangkok to a small island called Koh Samet, which they picked in advance.
After a three hour bus drive we come to a small harbour from which we take a ferry that brings us to Koh Samet in 45 minutes. Our hotel is situated closed to the pier, so that we walk our way up to Smile Samet House. As usual we plan to rent a bike to discover the island on our own.
In Thailand it´s a common means of transportation, so that you can already rent one for 300 Badh on every corner. We make our way out of town and plan to take the street into the south of Koh Samet up to the end point of the island. Here we rest for an hour until we decide to visit Ao Wai, possibly the most beautiful beach on Koh Samet.
We are pretty impressed by the beach and decide to spend the rest of the day here. For the sunset we make our way up to a view point from which we enjoy a wonderful sunset with some other tourists and locals.
Though most of them left after the sun faded, we take our time to observe the light games at the horizon until the countless fisher boots turn on their lights in front of the island.
We arrive late at our hotel and decide to look up for a nice restaurant. To find a good one here isn´t very hard. The locals know how to cook fresh seafood, vegetables and spicy curries.
After a wonderful dinner we decide to spend an hour down at the beach in a bar for a frozen cocktail. It´s low tide, so we have the chance to discover a part of the beach that is normally covered by water during daytime. At the end of the day we take a walk along the colorful illuminated bars with our feed in the waves that enter the coast.