October 22nd 2009
October 21 – Thailand
Here we are at last on the final leg of our journey. Got off the ship just after 9:00 am this morning and were met by Rob Scarr of Image Limousine (www.imagelimo.com). A very organized limo service and his driver got us to our destination in about 6 hours with a couple of stops along the way. Even though it was a long drive down to the south end of Thailand, it gave us a chance to experience a lot of the countryside. We finally, after a few wrong turns, pulled into this beautiful resort in Ban Krud (thank you Kyle).
We are not supposed to divulge this location therefore name of this resort will be withheld at the present time but if you ply us with unreasonable amount of wine and a great meal, our tongues might be loosened! We were escorted to our lovely beach bungalow which overlooks a 12 km long beach on the Gulf of Thailand. After getting ourselves settled, we took a quick stroll along the beach, then parked ourselves in one of the hammocks tied up between the many coconut trees along the beach and listened to the lapping of the waves. Ahhhhh….this is pure heaven!
A quick dip in the resort’s pool and a shower in our “honeymoon” shower a little later got us refreshed and ready to tackle dinner. Dinner was wonderful. They started us with their specialty for new guests – very lightly deep fried Frangipani flowers (the national flower) accompanied with a light plum sauce. The next 2 dishes were a lovely local fish (eagle fish) steamed with ginger, garlic, lemon grass and onion and lightly spiced, a stir fried vegetable dish and a green chicken curried dish. Wonderful blend of flavours in all dishes. Dessert was fresh sliced pineapple to clean the palate. A great end to a long day.
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