Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Off to Koh Samui!

We are off to Koh Samui, Thailand for a long weekend! We leave tomorrow. We booked the trip months ago, back when I figured that I would be a few pounds lighter. Well, that didn't happen, but that wasn't going to stop me from taking my pale, not-so-toned ass to the beach for a few days.

We tend to take these mini must be a holdover from living in the US, where I just had two weeks of vacation a year. So we end up taking several small three and four day trips so that we can see more places while we are in Malaysia. I chalk it up to, when faced with too many choices, my sheer inability to make a decision. So, we only commit to a few days, then the plan is to hopefully have time to go back to some of the places we enjoyed the most. The only trouble is, we want to go back to all of them that we have visited so far. Hmm, the plan isn't working too well. How am I supposed to visit all these great places when pesky work keeps getting in the way?

We get back on Sunday, then on Monday I'm off to Singapore for a week (I see a visit to Taco Bell while I'm there). Then, only a week and a half before we leave for South Dakota! We are going to spend a few days in California first; we'll visit some of M's relatives and then he'll take me to do all the touristy things in LA! I've only flown through California, but M spent a good portion of his childhood there, so I'll have a great guide.

But first, Koh Samui! There are so many things to do there that we are torn between "going and doing" versus "vegetating on the beach". Hopefully we can strike a nice balance. We are going to go on an elephant ride up to some waterfalls one day, and M really wants to rent a scooter as well. That should leave us plenty of time for lounging around and doing nothing which, in my mind, is what makes a great beach vacation.


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At May 31, 2007 at 3:41 PM , Blogger La Niña said...

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At May 31, 2007 at 3:43 PM , Blogger La Niña said...

Will you be there during the full moon party? That's one of the reasons I wanna go to Koh Samui.

At June 1, 2007 at 4:57 AM , Anonymous triad 1 said...

what did you delete? I am very curious.

At June 1, 2007 at 9:22 AM , Anonymous triad 1 said...

good goonie goo goo, that place is bee-eww-tee-ful!

At June 3, 2007 at 1:35 AM , Anonymous reese said...

1. you're making me so excited for my move there :)
2. when will you be back from SD?
3. I, too, would be torn between vegetation and activity. Waterfalls! Wow...that sounds amazing. Are you flying or driving to Thailand?

At June 5, 2007 at 8:52 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

La Nina - Yes, we were there during the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan (I think). We passed on that though; I am too old to be able to keep up with a party like that!

Reese - We get back from SD on July 7th. Do you guys have a tentative moving date yet?

We ended up flying to Thailand. Berjaya Air has a direct flight that was pretty reasonable, although it only flies there on Thursdays and Sundays. Air Asia probably goes there as well I would imagine.

At June 10, 2007 at 7:41 AM , Anonymous reese said...

we'll be there by august 1 :) fly out of LA on july 24.


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