New Year was a tough transition for me which concluded 2014 as my year of a roller coaster. The ups were sky high and the downs were real low. But nothing can cure your tiring mind as good as a trip to the sea!
Samed island is a famous tourist spot in the Eastern part of Thailand. It is about 2.5 hours ride from Bangkok and another one hour on the ferry. The ferry is basically a fisherman’s boat so it gives you that feeling of a true sea life. The atmosphere on the beach is lively with people chilling with their partners, friends, and families, reading books, eating seafood (there are sellers carrying foods like Thai papaya salad, fruits, ice creams, grilled squids and even roti right on the beach, especially the roti cart that is literally 2 meters away from the water!), jet skiing, tanning, paragliding, you name it. There are also restaurants and bars lining up the beach. The foods there are a bit overpriced for my cheap Thai standard but I would say the quality is pretty good. The night scene has some potential but don’t expect a full moon party down there. However, if you happen to choose a hotel that is within a walking distance to these bars you might not get a proper sleep as the loud noise and music last almost all night long.
I was there with my best girl and we both agree that our magical moment of the trip was the beach stroll overlooking the sunset. The sea breeze, the sound of the waves, the touch of the sand beneath our bare feet, and a great friendship really heal us from the foggy city mood.
We watched the sun go down mourning to the fact that the next day we had to head back to our busy life but we also knew that trips like this will happen again just like the sun that always comes up after dawn. Like how a person has to break before he/she can grow and blossom so he/she can break again then grow again in an endless cycle. Happiness is a fleeting moment. So we just need to ride the waves, or in my case as I can’t surf, watch as they hit the shore 😛
And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.
– John Steinback