Friday, January 27, 2006

Chumphun

Chumphun, Thailand, January 26, 2006
Ted and I have been weighing ourselves once a week and we have a bet on to see who reaches his target first. Just so you know Ted, I'm now this weight. Even in Imperial it's not too bad.

'Chumphun' means: "Meeting Place" in Thai, just as "Toronto" Canada is the native term for the same word. Chumphun is a very busy little town that is used as the port of entry for some of the most popular Islands in Thailand; like Koh Tao and Koh Samui. I love this place. I got a room for 150 baht, a wonderful mussel omelet for 20baht (70 cents) and a two hour Thai massage for 200 baht (six dollars).
Then just when I thought I would relax here for a couple of days, I met a retired Dutchman who insisted I check out a beach sixteen km away. So the next thing I knew, I was heading by motorcycle to a secluded beach. I got a bungalow for 300 baht.

Here's the view from my front door.

this is my backyard.

I sat on the beach for a while and went for a swim.

Then I walked up the coast to a little fishing village where I had a seafood dinner from the local market for seventy cents.

In brief; this was Day One...

This was Day Two...
Awwww? Ahhhhhhhhh...

8 comments:

~~ Melissa said...

ha ha ha....I think you legs look harrier on day two.

Kitty said...

On this really cold morning on Cape Cod, you took me away to the beauty and warmth....thanks....That cottage is so cute....enjoy. Kitty

lil said...

perpetual summer!

Bozoette said...

Ahhhhh indeed!

Steven said...

Empress: Oh My God,I think you're right...

Steven said...

Kitty: You make every day brighter; just knowing you're out there.

Steven said...

Lil, Come on in, the water's fine!

Steven said...

Bozoette: Chai krup ah, aw...