We work this morning to clouds in Chiang Mai, fitting weather for our departure, as I was feeling a bit gloomy to be leaving.
But we're off to another adventure, the island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand.
We had a noon flight from Chiang Mai, and after a quick and inexpensive taxi ride to the airport, we quickly checked in and made our way to the appropriate gate. We had a bit of a wait, as our flight was about 30 minutes late.
For this leg our our trip we flew on Bangkok Air and were happy with the flight and the service. They even fed us lunch on a two hour flight, a pretty darn good panang chicken. Not quite as delicious as what we cooked up yesterday in our cooking class, though!
We landed in Koh Samui to find more clouds and wind. It's still quite warm and humid, though.
The airport here is tiny. It's very tropical looking, and yes, this is the entire terminal!
There are certainly no jetways at the Koh Samui Airport, so we rode on these cute trolleys to the terminal:
After the quick check in process, we were led through the lush tropical grounds to our bungalow, right in front of the pool and the beach! Isn't it cute?
I think we'll be enjoying this little porch a lot this next week. We'll be having our morning coffee right here:
Inside we were greeted with the usual "towel art" on the (very hard) bed:
This is the view up the beach. Notice that the ocean is very rough today, with red flag warnings. It will have to be much calmer than this before I even dip a toe in it!
We quickly unpacked and set out to explore, and most importantly, find a cold beer! Here's the view up the main street. It's kind of old, rustic and has a certain charm.....
Would that qualify as pig-on-a-stick???
We also passed up these, because we had no idea what they were, and they looked a little scary. We asked the nice lady, and we think she said crab, but our Thai might be a bit rusty.........