15.03.2011 30 °C
Much to our disappointment we never made it to Dubai so are still residing on the isle of Samui. We have upgraded our living standards quite dramatically, now living in a 3 bedroom villa, with kitchen, plasma tv, swimming pool and maid. (Many thanks to the generosity of Yvonne and Aen) Not sure why anyone believed us when we said we were going backpacking, it was never really going to happen was it...
Getting a taxi up from Chaweng was relatively pain free and we managed to find the Villa with ease where we were graciously met by Dean who runs it who gives us a quick tour and lots of information about Samui! He also brings us a token gesture of banana's which is lovely when we are on rationed food. After cooking up some pasta it's straight into the pool for prime tanning time, this time it's Blin's turn for slight burn. My skin is just peeling of in sheets, it looks like cling film. Really minging I know, but copious amounts of Aloe Vera and body lotion haven't seemed to help. :-( Feeling very tired we go to be early, and I yet again can't sleep, tossing and turning for hours I then realise Blin is doing exactly the same, so up we get for midnight snacks of pineapple and chocolate whilst watching 'Mr Darcy' in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
The next day consists of Blin reading by the pool, in the pool, in the house, back in the pool etc for hours, whilst I watch the TV from my prime tanning spot on the Lilo in the swimming pool. Asian Pop is my new favourite, laterz Eminem. :-/ That afternoon I decided it is definitely time to get out the house so off we trundle on what imagine is a 3km walk to some shops, wifi and we can view Big Budda but we don't think we are appropriately dressed to go closer. On the way back we organise with the neighbouring shop to get a pineapple delivered which is exciting, when it arrives we can barely lift it, it's that big!!!
The next few days have consisted of much the same, eating our rationed food, (I have literally been counting out pasta bows to occupy myself), swimming, sunbathing and listening to music. Hopefully the sound system shall be fixed soon and I will no longer have to risk my life by using my iPod headphones in the swimming pool! Missing my Dr Dre headphones really badly, music is not quite the same without them. :-( (I hope they are being well looked after?!)
The weather is set to turn rather shabby in the next few days which shall be a shame but hopefully all shall be okay for the full moon party on Saturday and our stay at David the Dancing Elephant Man's hostel. :-/
Lots of love
P.S whilst making the 3km walk to get wifi to post this, we happened to be stopped by 2 Arnold Schwarzniger type characters in a jeep offering us lifts. So we hop in the back of the truck as they think we are mad, questioning wether we have any idea where we are, and how far it is to the shops! Haha. We have decide that maybe hitchhiking is the way forward? :-)
- Blin's knew has also gone septic :-(