Bless not only the roads but the bumps, they are all part of the journey...
|(Waiting for the ferry to Koh Samui...)|
|(Motobikes waiting in line...)|
From Danok we rode to the beautiful Samila Beach in Songkhla for a short rest and had a taste of the famous coconut ice-cream. Later, some of us got a chance to have photo shots with the famous golden mermaid statue by the beach.
|(Golden mermaid statue @ Samila Beach)|
|(Paddy field with windmills in the background...)|
4 February 2012 - Saturday
Nakhon Si Thammarat is one of the most ancient cities of Thailand and was once surrounded by the city wall. The wall spread from East to West, and North to South, enclosing an area of about one square kilometre. There were many gates and the gates to the east connected the town with the sea. Today only the northern gate still exists, together with a short stretch of the northern city wall.
|(The ancient city wall...)|
|(On the ferry to Koh Samui...)|
5 February 2012 - Sunday
|(Koh Samui Ferry terminal...)|
|(Fishermen's boats along the prestine beach...)|
|(Beautiful view from Chaweng beach...)|
|(Spending 2 nights @ Mercure Hotel...)|
|(Group photo @ Mercure Hotel...)|
|(Last minute shopping..)|
We had corn pie and coffee at McD for breakfast. The gang checked out at 10 am and rode direct to Danok for border clearance. After refueling we had lunch at Joe Cendol pulut restaurant before everyone rode off free and easy home.
There was quite a heavy traffic along the North-South highway but the ride was quite smooth. We reached home just before dusk, tired but happy.
Route taken: KL – Danok – Nakhon Si Thammarat – Koh Samui – Hatyai – KL