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Laem Kluai

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  • Day17

    Coffee with a view

    February 21, 2017 in Thailand

    Awake since 5am for some bizarre reason!! I read tried to fall back to sleep, by 6.20 I gave up, made coffee as quietly as possible and sneaked outside to watch the sunrise on our balcony.

    I laced up to be at the gym @7am, when it opens, for a much dreaded long run - which I need to do if I want to comfortably run the two oceans. I nipped into the restaurant grabbed a small homemade organic health bar (a bit too much raisins for my liking) to at least have a bit of energy.

    I kept going by flipping around between bbc news, a travel channel, cooking channel and my ipod. I started very slow, aimed to get the first 3km done and then just hang in there. I didn't plan much, thought if I can do 1.15 minutes regardless of distance , it will be a good start, being 8 weeks away from easter weekend. Roedolf made his appearance, did some yoga and then felt inspired to run too, I kept going ...for another 30 minutes.

    17km boom !! 1.48minutes not fast but hey its precious time on my legs and I survived on the treadmill which I absolutely hate.

    No more excuses- just do it!!
    {Issy}
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  • Day13

    Pullman bliss

    February 17, 2017 in Thailand

    A little bit of luxury for the next few days! Today was so relaxing...we arrived early so after checkin we wondered around and had a late lunch. We were both very happy and very keen for some familiar western flavors. We basically had Thai food the past week on our live aboard and where we couldn't stomach the spiciness we alternated between muesli and coco pops (it took quite some explaining to get the Thai ladies to tone down on all the chillies).

    After lunch we took an epic nap, it kind of feels odd not rocking in the motion of the ocean. I managed a run (which was pretty tough- I want to cry a little over my fitness- but I am sure I can will get it back eventually). We enjoyed some snacks on our balcony and relaxed some more.

    {Issy}
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  • Day14

    Chillax at Panwa beach

    February 18, 2017 in Thailand

    A wonderful day, starting off with yoga and then loads of horizontal laziness. I have mastered doing almost nothing🤗. Played some cards, chilled on the beach, relaxed some more by the pool and just enjoyed the resort.

    {Issy}

  • Day17

    The Cove

    February 21, 2017 in Thailand

    As only Isabel can, she sniffed out the almost hidden gem of a restaurant just a km away from our hotel, on the opposite side of the peninsular.

    Apparently people drive all the way from Phuket town to come dine here. I can see why!

    Its one of the most romantic settings I have seen in a restaurant plus the food and service was amazing. I dear say its the best food we've had since we arrived in Asia and the service was nothing like the rest of Asia. Our drinks actually arrived short after we ordered them and not mid way through our meal. The starter actually arrived first and we were given time to study the menu and not forced to pick a meal while the waiter waited for you.

    Its such a blessing to have a wife, partner and best friend to show me these hidden gems and to enjoy them with.

    I think the thing I am going to miss most about traveling is not the fact that I don't have to work but the fact that I won't be able to spend so much time with Isabel. One thing is for sure, unlike many men I don't dread retirement, because I am not afraid to spend all my time with this wonderful woman God has blessed me with!

    {Roedolf}
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  • Day19

    @the cove take 2

    February 23, 2017 in Thailand

    We had such a great time, we went back, this time we were a bit smarter and got a taxi - the hill is pretty extreme and not fun in the heat just before sunset.

    Halfway through our dinner it started bucketing down so we had to give up the prime spot by the water, the rain was actually lovely and cooled it down. Shared some travel some stories with the Spanish manager.

    We had a great time and the thin crust artisan pizzas did not dissapoint.

    {Issy}
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  • Day19

    Last few pleasures at the Pullman

    February 23, 2017 in Thailand

    This week was really the first time since the start of our trip that we have been bored. Sometimes bored is good, it's really hard work to run from one experience to the next, we really needed a bit of relaxation and to do nothing for a week.

    In fact this week went by so quickly its hard to believe we have to leave tomorrow.

    This is the only accommodation I booked on this whole trip; Isabel is normally the one booking accommodation and I do the flights. But this time I wanted to spoil her a bit with a 5 star experience so I booked it and she only knew the name of the resort prior to us arriving here, I did not show her any pictures or reviews of the place.

    I must say the resorts facilities are amazing, the room, gym and the pools are all great. The only complaint that I have is that the service from waiters and hotel staff other than the front desk staff is very poor. In the 7 days laying next to the pool, not once did any waiter ask us if we would like a drink. Two mornings at breakfast we did not even get coffee. But on the plus side the drinks and food at the resort are very expensive. The bad service almost encouraged us and most other guests to just purchase drinks at the 7 eleven across the street for a quarter of the price. This one couple even had a bottle whiskey of their own next to the pool. You would think that the resort management would want to promote better service to increase sales.

    We had a great time and hopefully one day we will have a bathroom like the one we had here in our home. 😜

    {Roedolf}
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