We finally found an internet café that can burn images from my CF card to CD, so photos are on the way. Unfortunately the computer doesn’t have the software that I want to put the images into a slideshow (is Photoshop CS too much to ask for?!), so I’ve enlisted the help of Bender to do that for me. In the mean time, enjoy this shot of a coconut cocktail that Kristy and I enjoyed by the pool at Tongsai Bay. Yum!
Since moving to Central Samui Beach Resort, the “things to do” list has been overwhelming. Yesterday we found a local coffee shop that serves the fanciest coffees for 55 baht or less (< $2). After coffee, we strolled along the road-side markets, bargaining here and there for various goods. I can't believe the prices on Billabong, Oakley, Quicksilver, Diesel, Von Dutch, etc. gear here - and who'd have thought that such multinationals would choose these road-side shops as preferred venders!
Generally, food here has also been a lot cheaper than the resort prices we were paying at Tongsai Bay. Yesterday’s lunch was about $7 total; dinner was somewhere around $20. Internet access is also cheap – about $2 for an hour!
Anyway, I’m off to the markets again, to buy some more “authentic merchandise”. Stay tuned for more photos soon!
Updated: Bender has kindly put together the slideshow of pictures for me. You can find it here.