A Merry Beach Christmas in Thailand

A beach Christmas

Waking up and heading to the beach for Christmas has got to be one of the best things. EVER!

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Although to be truthfully honest, it didn’t feel like Christmas until I picked up a Santa hat. I’ve never spent Christmas away from my family, and only 3 weeks in to my travelling adventure, for the first time I was beginning to miss home!Fortunately I managed to find somewhere with wifi and I did get to wish them all a very Merry Christmas! But there was one thing I couldn’t live without… a Christmas dinner of course.

Beach Christmas followed by a Christmas dinner

It’s been a strange few days here on the island, not in a bad way. Just not what I was expecting.

Post Christmas

The island has been hit with a lot of rain over the past week. This meant I wasn’t able to do or see much. But as soon as the rain stopped, a friend who knows the island quite well showed me around some of the tourist spots!

We headed to Hin Lad waterfall. The hike up took about 45 minutes, but when we got to the top the view was amazing! Sadly my photos of the waterfall got deleted but here’s one of me and Mike on our way up to the view!

waterfall hike with Mike

Perhaps not the ordinary tourist spot, but quite an interesting one. In one of Koh Samui’s temples lies a mummified monk. Loung Pordaeng has been kept on display, sitting in an upright position in a glass casket. The monk has been in the Wat Khunaram temple for more than 30 years.

mummified monk
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Sunning it up on the beach for Christmas was definitely one of my highlights over in Ko Samui. Have you ever spent Christmas on the beach? If you have let me know where you were in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by!
Maya
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Current location: Blogging from my hotel pool (it was time to get out of the hostel for a few days)

blogging from the hotel pool
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4 Comments

  1. Merry Christmas from all here in cold Bolton ! Glad your having a good time and missing us lots ! Jai and Neo want u to take a picture of sharks and paranahs if h come across any ! Take care and keep safe ! Lots of love dips x

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