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November 26, 2015

Koh Payam – the island

Filed under: travel — Tags: , , — mat @ 8:35 am

Spent a week on the most lovely island and it was great to show it to those they haven’t seen it before and only heard stories about. Was great as well to stay with JJ and his team , had good times and a pleasant stay. And good to see our old friends Tim and Astrid again , even for an extended hi-bye. Went back in time as well as we were talking about future. Loved it to share with the beloved people. And not only the sunsets were awesome. Food, coffee, glad to got the massage service from Oi again. Young families bring up new businesses and at the end we all will see us again @ Payam (which known as Payummy island as well….) Have a safe trip and take care wherever you go….

   
    

November 23, 2015

The island – again

Filed under: travel — Tags: , — mat @ 10:13 am

Koh Payam – travel was never easier. Night bus arrived 6:30 (instead of 4:30 in the past) first speed boat at 8, step on the island 8:30. Unbelievable :) JJ resort and the last week of our vacation has started. It is great as it always was and is. People welcomed us warmly and it felt like coming home. Team had slightly changed but Rambo and Noi still serve awesome seafood. Sunsets are still beautiful and enjoyable 

  
Topics at the island ? Do nothing. Rent a motor bike, cross the island (Ao Kwai beach) have nice food and enjoy your being on earth …

  

March 17, 2011

Bangkok – again

Filed under: privat — Tags: , , — mat @ 11:59 am

Back at Bangkok we we shocked about the temperature. We left Payam with 35 degrees and arrived 6:00 am with rainshowers and 20 degrees. It was a great week at the probably most beautiful island in Thailand, we met old buddies and had a lot of fun and also silence and relaxing. There was no Payam blues this time and we are sure that we’ll back as long as the island is the same as we would like to see it…….
The ride was relaxed within the VIP 24 bus and also the staff at Ballys studio was very kind and gave us a room at 8 am. First topic – tailor. As you may can imagine we had two nice weeks with a lot of good food and I guess all of us increased our weight :) But anyway the new suites and clothes fit and we were happy about that. Bought our BTS daypasses and went for shopping at MBK. So two days left for doing a kind of business and we’ll see us soon in Germany.

March 13, 2011

Koh Payam – 10th anniversary

Filed under: travel — Tags: , — mat @ 3:44 am

10 years ago since we came first time to Payam and to Bamboo Bungalows. Long time I guess. A lot of things changed during that time. Even we didn’t come every year we saw the development and growing of the island. And of the Bamboo as well. Instead of simple bamboo huts they have nice bungalows made of stone and power by solar. As we arrived at the pier I tried to buy tickets for the speedboat which goes frequently since three years. It was fully booked. So I bought tickets for the slow boat and what a surprise also the slow boat was full with people and stuff for the island. Unbelievable. I told the old story again when we went by a normal longtail boat to Payam with four people on it. So you may know how it is changed. More people more business more resorts on the island. No longer daily beachvolley ball (seems that there are not longer “highly sports motivated” people…) or may be it’s because guys like Tim or Chris didn’t come the way. I must correct myself the new court is just few meters from here and I’ll join the game later on. I got a massage by Oi and she was able to fix the pain at the back of the neck. She told me to tell the guys at the massage studio in Bangkok (not sure if I would like to go there again…) “if they don’t know what they’re doing than better do nothing…” I guess she is right but how to find out in advance if a massage is good or not ? Anyway I suggest go and get a massage from a place where you know excactly that it is a good one.
12th March
Topic for next days as mentioned twice is doing nothing. We went out for a coffee yesterday and while we were sitting and having a strong italian-style coffee we were able to watch a marriage of butterflies. I tried to take pictures but either my camera is too slow or my eyes are too old. Tonight we will have dinner with Tim and we are looking forward to hear his stories and talked about old times and what’s new on the planet.
Yesterday an earthquake and based on that a tsunami hits Japan. Unbelivable. The world is not that small as we might it to be…..
13th March
What a surprise… while we were playing volleyball the J-man appears!!! So we agreed that he comes to the place where we will have dinner. So I told Mandy I have a surprise for her and she was really surprised when J-man appeared. We had great and cheap food, Tom Yum soup and Masaman curry and fried basil with garlic and pepper. And as a desert J-man ordered banana pancake! As in the old times when we ordered five mins before they closed the kitchen pancake and/or banana fritters. We were talking about a lot of things and sometimes it seems that we tried to turn back the wheel of time. All guys at the same table, sharing food and stories. Great. I felt very comfortable with this and Mandy as well. What a nice evening.
14th March
Had a great dinner at Ois place.We got an invitation for a private dinner with Tim, Ian, J-man and Annie and it was really awesome food. And it was like in the old times sitting around and talking about journeys and travels.
Just to let you know what is most important business at Payam. Food, massage, sundowner cocktail… just smooth and relaxed.

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