I didn’t sleep well the night before. I dreamt that the laundry was stained during the wash, I guess I lacked faith and trust in people; or because I had my whole load of laundry ‘dyed’ into orange and red on the last trip to Phuket. It didn’t help when Mike got up many times in the middle of the night to drink water, and then go pee because of drinking too much water. I found out later that he couldn’t sleep due to the noises that the mosquitoes made and the constant mosquitoes bites. Strangely, I was left undisturbed until much later.
We had breakfast at the on site restaurant.
Blue Village is very nicely decorate with a jungle-ly feel, except that the mosquitoes are unbelievably plenty.
After breakfast, Mike read his book, while I played game. I hardly read for this trip, as I was very distracted and intrigued by the new gadget – android phone – that Mike bought for me just days before the trip!
It was kind of ‘accident’ that we bumped into this part of the island. We walked along the pavement and long stretch of restaurants and resorts.
The Thai food was authentic and Mike loved their clear soup Tom Yum Goong, prepared just the way it should. We were also pleased with other dishes.
It could be quite warm in afternoon, so I would suggest that you find seats that are shaded by the large umbrella.
It’s a stretch of interestingness. There is an open-concept massage place – but a classier one, not the one that we were brought to the day before – and a board explaining on massage points.
When we walked further in, we reached where we were brought to the day before! I didn’t recognize it at first as we came from another way, a really rocky path. This part of the beach is lined with a long stretch of very affordable massage services.
It wasn’t the distance that tire me, it was always the heat that is unbearable to me. Mike ordered a mini tuk tuk to bring us back to the Blue Village. It’s very cheap to ride on the mini tuk tuk, it cost us THB40 for the two of us.
It was always welcoming to return to Blue Village. The staff at the front desk are always ready to serve with a bright smile.
We did the usual nothingness, and I was waiting for the promised cleaned laundry which never came. Mike went to the front desk to check and finally got back one bag. We checked through but found that some clothes were missing, Mike went back to inquire, and got back the remaining – not after a long wait.
We wanted to go back to Thai Thai Restaurant for dinner. A Sweden couple just checked into Blue Village, so we shared some information that we had gathered about the surrounding. They took the same shuttle with us to the shopping area and we parted ways.
While walking towards Thai Thai, we bumped into Mike’s old classmate on the street! What a small world! By the time we came back to Aonang from Phi Phi, there were more Asians – we were amongst the few Asians on the island when we first arrived – and we reckoned that most Asian Chinese started their travel plans only after the 2nd day of Lunar New Year, hence the sudden influx of Asians.
While having our dinner, we saw a few people lighting up the lantern and up to the air. It is like a good luck and wishing lantern, whereby people write their wishes on the lantern, and let it up.
After dinner, we shopped around the shopping area for a bit and bought some carved ornaments – 1 small wooden carved cat which is placed on top of my iMac now; one happy carved cat that is slight larger than the first; and a beautiful carved owl. We nearly bought a large standing cat but I stopped Mike. We could buy that when we have our own place, for now, we should stop stuffing the limited space at home.
When back in the hotel, Mike was researching on new laptop while I uploaded photos up to Facebook via the phone.
I was tired.