I booked a hotel for 3 nights as I was not sure how long I would stay. - very quickly I knew it would be longer than 3 days - 8 nights sounded like a nice even number. The first resort I stayed was very nice but the room I was in really was not anything special although it did have a lovely balcony overlooking the garden area.
I immediately headed to the beach for some long awaited sun It is interesting that us westerners lay on the beach for hours to get brown and the Thai people cover up completely as they do not want their skin to go any darker. So the lady who sells the most delicious roasted corn on the cob on the beach has on a long sleeve shirt, plus t- shirt, jeans, hat and scarf all day long while she is selling corn and fresh fruit on the beach.
Anna and I decided to meet up in the evening and go to the night market in lamai. At the market we purchased a couple of mojito drinks ($1.50 each). They were delicious and fairly strong so after a couple we got brave and decided on some street food - samui fish stuffed with lemongrass and basil being grilled over a fire (whole fish $6), phad Thai $1.75 and a rack of BBQ ribs $3. We shared the entire meal and the fish was exceptional the outside skin is salted and crispy, while the inside is a white moist meat you scrape off the bones, phad Thai was excellent as usual. The ribs were somewhat fatty so probably would not order them again. We then made our way through the market to make a few purchases and the then off for an hour long Thai massage at 10:30 pm! What a life! Unfortunately Anna booked to leave the island the next day before she met me as she was getting a little lonely - which honestly sometimes you do but that is when I write my blog or call family and friends.