So here we are back in dark grey cold windy Denmark:) Again caught by the jetlag waking up at 4am and ready to start the day. I am glad it is only Saturday so we (or I) have at least two more nights to get settled.
Last place I wrote from was Koh Tao where we stayed until 4th January. To be honest we just stayed there and enjoyed the silence and did not do anything else than being at the water which was only 30 meters away from the room:) Then we did a lot of snorkling. Unfortunately the wind created some waves and the water was not always clear. But in any case this place is really worth recommending. Nice people, good rooms and good pricing. Would have been nice with aircondition in the room though. Hate the noicy fans.
We were actually supposed to stay there until 5th but as some friends were in Hua Hin we had decided to leave one day earlier to meet with them for dinner 4th in Hua Hin. We were picked up by taxi at 9 am 4th. I have not mentioned this but the road from the pier to Coral View is very ...... interesting:) Some times it is 45 deg up and sometimes 45 deg down. Anyway we arrived safe at the pier where we just had to get the real tickets for the trip. We had paid for it already at the resort. Fortunately it was sunny and clear blue sky which helped a little for the hour and half we should be at the sea. Arriving at Chumpon we waited a while before it was our turn to get on a bus. It was bus no. 7 the other 6 were fully booked with people going to Bangkok. The tour took us around 4-5 hours so we arrived app at 7pm in Hua Hin. Dinner was at 7.30. I had found a place via hotels.com where I booked a room at Sunny House. Unfortunately the taxi driver we found did not know about the place or even the road where it was located. However I had the no. to the hotel so after they talked with the people there they more or less found out (no need to panic). The pricing had been very fair so we looked forward to see what it was we had booked in a rush. But as a great surprise it was a huge room app 30-40 m2 + a bath room app 10-15m2. For the first (and only) time we had lots of space. Quickly out again and found the friends. From last time (3 years ago) we knew our way around in Hua Hin as long as we could see The Hilton Hotel building, so we had asked them to meet us there. It was a very nice evening which we all enjoyed.
Next day we had booked a minivan to pick us up at 11am and take only us to our hotel in Bangkok. Here we arrived safe 5th Jan around 1-2pm. It was the same hotel as last time Rambuttri Village Inn and also the same room:) Then it was time for some shopping days, days at the pool plus a little cultural add ons:) Unfortunately I was hit again with sickness and this time I had to stay in bed for a whole day before I slowly recovered. I was the only one of us that had taken pills to prevent problems with the stomach:( So the real shopping day where we went to the shopping mall called MBK was postponed to the last day Thursday. Our plane out of Bangkok was on the 9th at 00.50 so we had booked the night from Thursday to Friday as well so the room would be available for us all Thursday as well.
We took a taxi around 8pm and it took us app an hour to get to the airport. Selfservice counter worked perfect and only 5 minutes waiting at baggage drop it just could not be easier:) We were all getting tied and were really ready to board. We had a nice flight (not too much sleep) and were only a little delayed on the way. The delay plus waiting for the luggage and we missed the train we thought we should be on. No woories we had waited before during the last four weeks so an hour could not hurt that much:).
A small trainride back to Odense for app 1,5 hour and the grandparents were there. We had ordered Christmas dinner food for lunch and yes it tasted very well eventhough it is 11months until Christmas:) :) But since we missed the 2014 Christmas we will probably start preparing the 2015 Christmas after the summer holiday because this year we go all in x3 for Christmas.
Happy New year