So with the evenings we have had an assortment of activities ranging from eating beautiful seafood to a very French evening with some people we have met on the beach at an Italian restaurant. Oh we also had a random funny night out in Chaweng where we ended up in the sea at 6am with three other people watching the sunrise- all good banter.
The first night we didn’t know anybody and neither could we find anybody so we went for a bromantic stroll down the main road (which as it turns out circles the entire island) to see what random food we could find and how hot we could get it. Well we walked for around half a mile I would say and couldn’t see any life so we ducked into this street vendor/off road lean to restaurant and just said ‘Sha-wa-dee-cap’ which is phonetically how the Thai people say ‘hello’. It worked for us anywayJ. I ordered the spicy seafood salad to which the lady who took my order says ‘how spicy?’, so being the dick I am I went for the very spicy option and unsurprisingly it was pretty ridiculous!!However, I did finish it and my mouth was a car wreck for about 3 minutes afterwards. I remember watching some random Thai version of Hollyoaks on the screen behind Scott wondering what the hell was going on, and by the end of it I still had no idea what was going on (In this particular show the acting was phenomenally bad and appeared to be a mafia/love story).
We learned a little bit of Thai with the waitress and provided her with a cheap laugh and to our surprise we were presented with some little dough balls and a kind of syrupy dip- the combo of the two together was fantastic and I will never forget the taste, I think the fact they were ‘on the house’ too made them taste just that little bit better too…I can safely say we were over the moon.
After this cheeky, but greatly needed meal we headed to see if there was any sort of nightlife whatsoever…sadly on this occasion there wasn’t. But with our spirits high we slung a left and went down a dark road with a few potentially stray dogs and landed on a section of the beach we had noticed from earlier in the day. There was enough light coming from the hotel complexes and bar fridge lighting to see our way down the beach. The moon was bright too and the skies were clear so it was actually a really nice cool evening and time (10:30pm) to be shuffling down the beach with the sand between your toes. So even when there is nothing to do- there is still always something, and that’s just perfect.
15 minutes later we arrived at the beach hut and got the mosquito net down which comfortably covered the entirety of our sleeping space. 2 litres of water and my pillow, I was a made man and awoke the next morning at around 07:30 to the sound of the wind, the waves lapping on the sand and not one fresh mosquito bite!!! (Although at this point I should mention that with the mosquito net up, the fan cannot penetrate the fabric and doesn’t allow great ventilation throughout the night). So with this in mind you have to decide on MOSQUITOS VS FAN VENTILATION.
I am still undecided…