03.09.2009 - 05.09.2009 85 °F
Ah, the great Kingdom of Thailand in the heart of southeast Asia. The local weather is very sunny and hot with little cloud cover to cope with that. non the less it is great weather for going to the beaches.
when i was in Borneo i heard from a family member that an old college friend of mine is living in Bangkok. We used to be best friends but he left the country to get out of a bad divorce (i mean really bad, she took everything) i was able to get a hold of him using a local phone book at the airport and we met up in the heart of Bangkok and got dinner at one of his favorite restaurants. It was a place Ive been to before (strange right) no it was no McDonalds. it was a hard rock cafe. i picked myself up a shirt as a souvenir. it was nice to have a nice bacon cheeseburger for once considering the places i have been have very little (if any at all) American food restaurants.
I also visited the beaches of Phuket and Koh Samui. i couldn't believe how beautiful these places were. when i get married this is where i want to go on my honeymoon. In Samui the beaches were just amazing. i went on a scuba diving tour and saw a live shark. it wasn't a very big one but a shark non the less. they seemed to be used to human activity here and showed no aggression towards any of us tourists.
When i arrived at Phuket i went to the address of the hotel where my friend told me to go. It was Bangtao resort. this was the nicest place i had ever stayed and would rate it as a five star in everything. the service was great and the food was amazing. though it wasn't my typical choice in cuisine but still delicious. My room was right next to the beach and i had a perfect view of the sunset.
Things to do here do NOT run thin at all. as stop number five on my trip i would have to put this at the top. Each place i visit seems to get better and more enjoyable as i go along.