|Our Messy Hostel Room|
|The Mo Moving|
The new hotel let us check in early. The room was large, clean, and basic. We unpacked our things then headed out to get brunch. We found a small family run restaurant that had westerners so we ate there. We both got a bowl of ka nom jeen..for $1.00 each. After our meal, we went to book our snorkeling tour with a travel agent. We were already quoted a few different prices previously so I was surprised that the lady offered an incredible price without even negotiating.
I did prefer Lamai beach over Chaweng beach. There were much less hawkers and less people. It was definitely a more calming and relaxing atmosphere.
We laid out for a few hours, read books and napped.
We went back to our hotel, showered and got dressed for happy hour. Our hotel bar was offering Happy Hour specials for "Bucket Drinks", pretty much a bucket of ice, and your choice of booze (lots of it) and a mixer. We went with the local rum, Songsam, and Coke Light because it was the cheapest.
After 2 buckets, we were both feeling good. We went to a Thai seafood restaurant called Sri Nuan because it had good reviews on Tripadvisor.com and other websites. We shared fried calamari, fried whole red snapper with a Thai chili sauce, crispy pork stir fry with morning glory, and baby clams with oyster sauce. Our meal cost $26.00 for three entrees, an appetizer and a rum and coke.
|Sri Nuan Restaurant|
|Stir Fry Morning Glory with Crispy Pork|
|Stir Fry Baby Clam|
|Deep Fried Red Snapper with Thai Chili Sauce|
The food was exceptional. I would like to go back but there are other places that we have on our hit list that we want to try.