When Chris and I were planning our travels around Thailand, we put a lot of thought into when we would like to go to the beach. We came to the conclusion that we should go at the very end of our trip because that is when we will most appreciate a relaxed week on the beach. We were right. We were so right. Aside from a couple of motorbike trips and a hike to the waterfall (Chris only), we spent all of our time by the pool or at the beach. After Cambodia, we were ready to take it easy and soak up the sun.
Koh Chang is Thailand’s second largest island (after Phuket) and has only been discovered by foreigners in recent years. It has long been a favorite of Thais because of the unspoiled terrain, friendly locals, and excellent seafood. Over 70% of the island consists of virgin rainforest! There were several beaches on the island but we primairly stayed on White Sand Beach. I have never seen a beach so beautiful. The sand was white, powdery and clean. The water… oh the water… was clear and sooooooo warm. Shockingly warm. I loved it!
Naturally, it was super hot every day. The kind of hot where all we could do was think and talk about how hot it was. Or, as Keith would say, “It was Thai hot.” We got sunburned on our very last day, but not too bad (no peeling). It was sad to say goodbye to Koh Chang but we were also happy to head back to Taiwan where we have a comfortable bed and a place to make cereal and coffee in the mornings. Now, a week after getting back to Taiwan we are heading for a mini trip tomorrow with my sister, her husband, and Emma. Where are we going? None other than the beach!
Ah, ain’t summer grand?
published: 14.07.2009 By: chrisandrachel2009