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Such a busy schedule on Ko Phayam....

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Today we woke up early in our hut, the birds were singing, as were the boys in the hut next door with a harmonica and a guitar.... well at least its a bit better than a LOUD prayer call outside our window. Our first night in our bamboo bungalow was better than expected but we both woke up several times when things were crawling inside/outside our roof (were not sure as it was pitch black). We were surprisingly cold last night in bed so we are going to use our sleeping bag liners we bought (for the first time) tonight, as the only blanket that is provded is about the same size as a tea towel.

We got up and went for breakfast in Hornbill Huts, Chelsea had a cheese omlette with homemade bread (she can't resist homemade bread) and Liam had Khaw Tom Moo, Kai, a sort of broth soup dish with rice, pork and vegetables, they were both yummy. We had some much needed coffee and then it was time to start our hectic schedule.

We walked to the shops just down the road and bought loads of insect repellent and a beach mat, as well as a mango lassi shake that we shared. We walked back along the beach to our hut and got our things for the beach. We then sat on the beach all day.


Yesterday someone bulit a sand castle, and last night Chelsea declared that it was poor and she wanted to build a better one. That was the main task of today. We sat on our mat and set about the task. We built a tower with a moat and used the mango lassi cup to make little houses. Liam then gave in and said it looked 'fine' as it was but Chelsea said she wanted to build a whole sand village. We sat in the sun reading and building, played and swam in the sea and then Liam went to lay in a hammock in the shade and read. Chelsea continued to build with a dog she had acquired until she called him over to finish the 'village walls'. Yes it become that ellaborate. After another swim in the sea the sun was starting to set and we made our way back to the hut. We sat on our veranda with a mosquito coil for a while reading and relaxing and then decided we better shower before it became dark as that might be scary. We are both scared of bugs and so dont like to use the lights in the hut to invite insect guests inside.


We got ready and had a walk down the beach at sunset which was gorgeous again. We went into King Paradise, another small bungalow resort further down the beach for some dinner. It has a lovely big wooden building with no side walls, just coloured fabric hung and lanterns. We picked a table with a view of the beach. Liam had a Thai red curry and Chelsea had a spicy squid glass noodle salad. They were both really really tasty and we had a large beer and stroked the big friendly (wet and sandy) dog they owned. We really enjoyed both the atmosphere of the place and our meals, we walked back down the beach back to our place and sat with a beer a wrote this.


Ko Phayam is the most relaxed and quiet place we have been. We were sceptical that the tourist boom in Thailand would have missed Ko Phayam but it truely has. It is mostly jungle and beach and has only a few very discreet and tasteful places to stay and eat lining the beaches and occasionally on the 'roads'. There are a handful of shops that sell only essentials and a few clothes. We love it, it is wonderful.

Our place borrows and rents out canoes, bikes and snorkle equipment so tomorrow we might try one of those, maybe see some other parts of the island... or we might just sit on the beach again.

Posted by Chelsandliam 05:35 Archived in Thailand Tagged ko phayam_thailand

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hiya you two, sounds very very relaxing unless your building sand castle world eh chelsea lol cannot remember how long your staying here but enjoy the quiet I'm sure Bangkok will be the exact opposite. Really enjoy reading your blogs everyday so keep it going if wifi permits. I have changed the colour of your location markers on my map now your in Thailand, i enjoy keeping track.
Hope we can talk again soon, luv ya xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



Hi ya guys wondered where ude gone, its luks absolutely beautiful there, luv the sand village, must av bin hard sat on a nice hot beach with the sea gently rolling in & bak out again woo hoo xxx u guys seem to atract all the dogs 4 sum reason lol, pls take a piccie of yr hut for us, bin lukin at sum on line they luk beaut & u bothasound great, lve the fruit shop 2, enjoy yr adventures 2moz we prayin 4 u lve the God squad xxx hey hey xx

by chris & shell

Hello again sweeties. Im glad you managed to get some sleep in your new home, why dont you ask for another tea towel if you are cold again tonight? hahaha. It looks and sounds so lovely there, with that view and the beautiful sunset. You look so happy and smiley on the photo with the fantastic sandcastle Chels. xxxx Dont let chels loose on your hair too often Liam cause she will get scissor happy lol. Have a realy good day tomorrow what ever you decide to do.
Love always xxxx mum & dad xxxx

by Bev

Sorry to hear about your visiters in the night (i think i've forgot how to spell that) lol glad to hear u finally had a relaxing day and your sand village is amazing chels so jealous your on a lovely beach in the sun it loooks so amazing! have a great day tomorrow love you both lots zoe & neil

by zoe

Chels your sand village is amazing! Ko Phayam sounds and looks gorgeous - hope you both have a lovely chilled time there. Ps watch out for the wild pigs! Lots of love xxx

by Cat

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