7/13 – As we wind down our last days on Koh Chang, here are some more pics of our adventures:
On one of our walks, we stumbled on a posh resort with a helipad and other things for the very rich. We opted not to pay the entrance fee to tour the resort (see rich tourists in their natural habitat!), but did take some pics of the elephant statues just inside the gate.
We stopped to have lunch at a roadside stand on the road to the resort- barbecued chicken wings, sticky rice and spicy shredded papaya salad. The road doesn’t get any traffic except from the workers on their way to and from the resort. The proprietor had no English, but we let her know the food was delicious!
This is called “hairy fruit”, or rambutan. You slice open the hairy skin and discard it to find the sweet, grape-like fruit inside. The fruit is just a thin layer over a very large pit, so bite down carefully!
7/14 – We woke early to get on the minibus to go back to Bangkok. One ferry ride and nine hours later, we walked, exhausted, into our hotel. Bangkok is one huge traffic jam, and the ride that was supposed to take four hours took more than double. Our driver asked us to direct him to the hotel (!), then could not follow the directions on our GPS. After the third try, we got out and walked. Only a few days here, then we catch the train for the 24 hour ride to Malaysia. Back on the road again!