leaving the heat of bangkok in excitement for a relaxing week in the sun and sea, we flew in to koh samui and into bad weather. thunderstorms and torrential downpours meant at most 15 minutes of no rain. the beauty of travelling is never knowing what you are going to come across or get, and despite having our hopes up of lazing like lizards by the pool and soaking up months of sunshine we had missed in london, we ended up having nearly a week of pure relaxing, unwinding and adjusting.
we stayed in a beautiful resort at lamai beach, on the east side of the island. with not too much to do we loved the simple days of sleeping in during storms, an afternoon walk on the beach and if we were lucky, the weather clearing for an amazing sunset from the resort’s private beach. i can’t begin to explain how different thailand / asia is to travel within than other countries i have been to, it was the first time i have ever been away and felt like i was on an actual ‘holiday’.