Meeting people is one of the things i look forward to the most in my travels and finding about where they are from, learning about their culture and sharing what I know about Thailand. I have been very fortunate to meet many cool and fun people with amazing attitude and characters.
Traveling teaches us new things, to learn to respect each other's differences and to understand that the world is really quite simple, it is just the hang-ups of we human that make things complicated. We meeting new friends during our travel-- we learn from them and vice versa, some of theme leave an enduring memory in our heart.
Our travel, fun and adventure to Koh Chang was actually unplanned, but it turned out to be a really fun and exciting adventure with Erika and Vanessa .
We bought our ticket at the very last minute, Luckily there were a few bus tickets left.
British traveler Daniel, is one of the passengers who happened to explore the same island as us. He is a really intelligent and interesting person. We had a lot of talks about our individual travel stories - sharing ideas, photography and travel tips.
After arriving at Trat province we transferred to a small open air mini van, that dropped us at Trat pier. Then we took a boat for 45 minutes and landed at the main island, Koh Chang, which means The Elephant Island.
Ko Chang has no airport. The nearest airport is in Trat, on the mainland. A minibus service runs from the airport to hotels on Koh Chang.
I was very happy that the weather was really good - blue skies and the invigorating heat from the sun mixed with a soothing breeze.
By the time we had arrived on the island, we had become friends with all the passengers on the mini bus, sharing interesting conversations with a lot of laughter. They were all extremely open minded and friendly. We all decided to meet up for tonight, drinks or maybe dinner.
Finally, we arrived at Lonely Beach,
Embracing the beauty of Mother nature -- Ohh what a great place to chill
Stunning day here in the island and I witnessed the most beautiful and perfect sunset I have ever seen in my life - it was truly priceless. I have no trouble filling my time in this paradise - white sandy beach, warm sea water with just the right temperature, sunbathing, reading books while drinking very cold beer.
Thank you to Mother Nature for such wonderful weather today.
First taste of night life on the island, We met up with the new friends from the mini-bus ride and had a memorable night full of laughter. I had a fantastic time dancing bare foot on the sand under the full moon. Got home VERY late and woke-up with a hang-over and couldn't find my Havianas slippers. First my power-bank/charger, then my slippers! What a pain!
Never mind as long as I am healthy and happy. things like those are easily replaced.
Day two on the island, Woke up with a hang-over, but after a breakfast with fresh fruit and juice started to focus on a healthy life style. The day warmed up to 36 degrees celsius - the perfect temperature for me, and excellent sun for me to achieve the perfect sun tan. Spent the day walking around on the beach, watching tourists enjoy life. How could someone NOT enjoy their day in a paradise this perfect. A great day for an any activity.
One of the reason people travel is to meet interesting people and to learn from each other. Often it can leave a big impact on our lives. That is why I love to travel and talk with people. A simple smile and saying hello can lead to a big change .
Sad to leave this beautiful island, But I believe that every houses has different rooms and many doors. I am grateful to meet such awesome people and they are forever in my heart.
It was lovely meeting you all, even if it was just a short time.We had great talks and good laughs. To Mark, Noonoi, Daniel, Tessa, Valentina , Matti, Rob, Ayla, Kirstee, Amelie, Lewis, John, Ewa, Alain, Nick, Liza, Ziarah, Manon, Aur and especially my sisters Erika and Vanessa, Thank you! I had so much fun on our Getaway Adventure. :)
Thank you Koh Chang .... SEE YOU SOON. Until next time.