Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Weekend at the Beach

The weekend of 5 November- 7 November (that is how they write the date here) we headed back to Jomtien Beach. (see post from September) We made reservations at a cheap, but decent hotel and made the most of the cooler (80's and low 90's) weekend. We made excellent time on Friday getting out of Bangkok. Greg was craving a hamburger and since we were headed to the beach I was skeptical of the possibility of finding a good one. After we checked in we decided to explore and see what we could find. Just our luck, there was place called Just Burgers. We met the owner, a guy named Justin originally from Tacoma, WA and enjoyed our grilled burgers and beer.

Part of Saturday was spent at the beach under umbrellas sitting on the chairs we rented for $2. With the cooler weather we'd been having and a change of seasons the water was actually cool. We read some of our books, caught a little sun, and enjoyed some quality people watching. This also included listening. Evidently, Jomtien is popular with Russian vacationers and it was the language we heard most.

Saturday afternoon we ventured down the shore a bit to discover a small fishing town Justin had told us about, Bangsaray Beach. The waves were crashing in and it was hard to get too close without getting soaked.

You can see the mountains behind me.


Saturday evening we enjoyed a night out on the town, visiting many local establishments and Sunday we spent some time by the pool before heading back to Bangkok. On Sunday evening we joined our church during the evening service. We joined along side another couple about our age who are in Bangkok with his job at the embassy. Small world, he has family that lives in Orange City, IA.

Overall, it was great weekend at the beach.

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