Monday, 3 September 2012

20th - 30th August Koh Samed

Koh Samed

Koh Samed

30 August

Saw new Brave movie in 3d - it was very good

25 - 27 August Koh Samed trip 

  • Koh Samed trip - a great chance to get away from the city for a while. Highly recommended escape from Bangkok as it was only a 3 hour bus journey 
  • Fireshow on the beach - very cool 
During our time on Koh Samed we went to a Floating restaurant, just near to the shoreline which promised fresh fish meals and an unusual dinning experience.
It's difficult getting out to the restaurant at certain times of the day so the restaurant has a shuttle boat service that will come and pick you up if you cannot get at the floating pier. Luckily, the time we went to eat we just about managed to get on there.
Once you're in the restaurant you immediately notice that there are no chairs, just cushions to sit on and that each table in the restaurant is Glass topped. When you look again you can see that underneath the glass table it's a sheer drop into the ocean through holes that have been cut in the floor to watch the fish. 

We really enjoyed the meal and the ambience of the place, even though we were quite high above the water I kept having visions of a massive fish diving up to take a bite on my toe! Luckily though, that didn't happen.

The next day we walked along the beach, and I managed to catch Abi looking ever so contemplative

If you like empty beaches visit Koh Samed in the off season - lovely to get a beach all to yourself
  • One major touristy beach 
  • Nice empty beaches 
  • Hundreds of motorbikes 

22 August

Intense workshop on new Salesforce system and e-learning system. Use the office whiteboard to maximum effect trying to capture all of the input and output flows associated with the Salesforce system. We made good progress, but there's a lot more to do!

21 August

Heads down day preparing for workshop on Wed

20 August 

  • Adventures with VPN - trying to get UK TV to work with mixed results. Looks like I'll have to watch more Thai TV going forward 
  • San Francisco trip confirmed - awesome