Sallys Worldwide Adventure
I stayed in Chaweng for the first few days, which is basically just like one of the Greek Islands. A real tourist area, which is good for a couple of days but after a while the crowed streets and beaches, get a bit annoying. It was convient though, so many shops selling everything you need and plenty of cheap eats and accomadation to choose from. From Chaweng we headed North to an area called Hat Mae Nam. Got there by a sawngthaew. They just drive along the street houting and you have to hail it like a taxi. Its alot cheaper than a cab though as alot of people get on going in the same general direction. They dont drop you to the door, but close enough and will normally give directions to which way you wanna go. Really good and convient. Hat Mae Nam was so much quiter. It had a few convience stores and quiet a lot of reasturant. The beach was lovely so deserted and peaceful. The accom was pretty cheap too.