Nai Yang Beach, Thailand

Friday, January 20, 2012

The entire day after our 4-day diving trip, I felt like I was still on water and the ground was moving beneath me. After being trapped on a boat with a strict schedule, it felt good to walk around, lay and do nothing, and have the freedom to pick a restaurant.

We had two nights left on Phuket Island before flying out. Instead of staying at crazy Patong Beach again, we opted for something a little more quiet and headed to Nai Yang Beach. We rented a bamboo bungalow right on the beach for 300 baht ($10 USD)... what a steal! The hut is hardly big enough to hold a double mattress and a mosquito net, but it was more than enough. We didn't need to spend much  time in our room anyway with the ocean just 20 feet away. 

We decided to take a long walk along the beach one fine day. Towards the end, the sky turned from sunny to black in an instant and dumped buckets of rain. We had walked too far out and there was no where to go for cover but under a tree. The tree didn't do much. We were soaked to our underwear and had a long walk back ahead of us. So much for a romantic beach stroll! I was one grumpy traveler. I blamed Yuriy. Silent treatment on the walk home. It's times like these that most people don't imagine when they dream of traveling.

We didn't take many pictures in Nai Yang because our camera was still broken. These were taken with our back-up compact camera. 

Next up is Singapore, but we didn't take many photos at all (camera issue). Then, Indonesia!

- Julia

P.S. 
Today we posted some 2011 highlights on our wedding photography blog. Check it out to see what we've been up to since coming home from our around-the-world travels. 

The beach directly in front of our bungalow. 

Bamboo bungalow where we slept for $10 a night.



Our sunny beach walk turned dark and wet. Yuriy is smiling but I wasn't.


Most restaurants in Nai Yang are right on the beach, no matter how cheap they are. We almost took it for granted after a few meals. 



17 comments :

  1. I can't believe that it was only 10 dollars to stay on such a beautiful beach! I really must visit Thailand.

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  2. you two are true adventurers, I love each photo!

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  3. I'm so glad to hear a funny true tail about traveling. I remember getting so grumpy (and carsick) during the crazy car rides in Asia. Pictures look great, even for a point and shoot!

    www.thefrenchtoast.net

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  4. i love this. i am teaching english in taiwan for a few months and am planning on heading to thailand for a few days after. i love seeing what you have done as i plan my trip! thank you.

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  5. i love all your pictures!

    can't wait for your post about Singapore :D

    Jayner
    http://jaynertan.blogspot.com

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  6. You guys are so inspiring, and make me want to start saving to do something like this after getting married, well maybe we won't be able to do 6 months, but 3 months is definitely in the cards :)

    Your pictures are gorgeous, and that little beach bungle is adorable. Although you got stuck in a storm once, it looks like an amazing trip!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  7. I love that pic of your two -- gorgeous sunset as well!

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  8. So pretty! That bungalow is pretty cute! I want to go to Thailand, but I'm afraid I will eat my way through it and do nothing else. That's how much I love Thai food! :)

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    1. Ana - That's exactly what we did. It's ok, because Thai food is cheap!

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  9. Which part of Indonesia are you coming to? I hope you'll have a great time and memorable moments in Indonesia!

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    1. Bama - We posted the photos late (we actually came and left Indonesia last year). We stayed in Jakarta and Bali.

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  10. Sometimes you just have to laugh at the little things all though they may not be enjoyable at the time. That beach loks so peaceful and relaxing.

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  11. Everytime I see someone talking about Phuket, whether on blogs or on facebook, my heart yearns to go back! This place is like a drug and I would pack my bags and leave tomorrow if I had the budget! I don't miss the heat and stuffiness though, haha

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  12. Amazing blog! love all your photos! i also have a travel blog...i'm following you :)

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  13. It is just great to have fun like this!

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  14. I can't wait to get back there, now I live at the north of Thailand.
    I love the south, you do an amazing blog.

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  15. Thank you nice article.
    your next trip…Phuket is the best choice for you!!
    I love here Surin Beach Hotel This hotel is very nice clean and the people are friendly. VERY nice hotel with helpful staff.
    And I really love white sand, crystal clear waters at Surin Beach too.
    Thank again.

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