Koh Samet is an island off the coast of eastern Thailand, roughly three hours by bus from BKK and another ten-minute speed boat ride. The usual traveling divas from Las Islas Filipinas - Bubbles, Liwayway, and moi - together with a Singapore-based Pinay bayot, spent Christmas there.
We spent most of our time lounging on the white-sand coves, eating roasted chicken hawked on the beach, and getting drunk in the evening. Haggard talaga the bakasyon that was; we were laseng night after night after night.
Christmas eve we had dinner on the beach while watching the "fire men"... I really don't know how to call them either. The band at the restaurant is from the Philippines no less. As in Butuan City, which is like only a couple of hours from Surigao. Winner di ba?
On our second day we walked the entire length of the island. We ended up at the southern tip of the island where we kayaked. Our third day was spent on the beach, getting a tan. I did not get the kind of tan I wanted, perhaps because I put too much sun block. Le sigh.
I love Koh Freaking Samet! It's so close to BKK and I'm sure I'm going back there more often.