I began this post a week ago. I figured I'd do it as a typecast. I have already written in greater depth about our previous holiday to Thailand a few years ago;
This post will be considerably shorter. Things have been a little hectic since we got back and I've only just managed to complete it today, so here it is. Typecast on hotel stationery.
It was an interesting trip. I even managed to get some pictures of a couple of typewriters.
I managed to find a couple of typewriters.
And, like last time, they were part of a display in a ladieswear store.
I never got sick of riding in the tuk-tuks, regardless of how hair-raising they could be.
This cat had the right idea, asleep in the back of a tuk-tuk at Nopparat Thara pier in Ao Nang.
The pontoon pier at the resort. On choppy days, getting across this thing required a sure-footed approach.
A long-boat chugging along past the resort. I have to say I was slightly appalled at how fixated so many people were on their mobile phones. I thought the idea of a holiday was to get away from your mobile phone.
The macaque monkeys were up to their usual tricks, but this time, they had a new twist. They had resorted to ransacking the rubbish bins.
And of course, they got a little too close for comfort on more than one occasion. Generally, this is not a sight that you expect to see outside your front door.
And they had gotten a little more brazen since our last visit. This one was attempting to open the screen doors to our room.
I ate the breakfast of champions almost every day. Pancakes with maple syrup and whipped cream, topped off with shredded almonds. Like hell would I prepare this kind of breakfast back home.
In fact, that slice of buttered toast was probably the most basic thing I ate.
Followed by fruit, that I would be too lazy to prepare for myself.
We found the hotel's best kept secret- a relaxation pool that no other guests used during the time that we were there. It was a little more secluded. And crystal clear. Too bad I was coughing so much. But the kids had fun in it.
And I took with me the one watch that I could replace if it got lost or destroyed. The Sinn 103 St Sa chronograph. It performed like a trouper.
All in all, it was a good trip, despite the 'flu. It was a great way to relax and recharge the batteries before returning home to tackle what will be a busy second-half of 2014. My daughter was a big hit, too. One girl was handing out free samples of cranberry juice at a supermarket in Bangkok and she was quite taken with our little girl, asking to have a picture taken with her.
In Ao Nang, a lady took a picture of our daughter because she liked her hairstyle. A few days later, we saw her in the street and she had gotten her hair cut and styled exactly the same way. We took a picture of them both.
And most of the Thais that we encountered were extremely polite and friendly, as usual.
Which was nice.
Yes, despite the 'flu and other (literal) hiccups, it was a great trip.
Gee, I said this post wouldn't be as long as the last one. Ah well.
Thanks for reading!