We’ve spent quite a bit of our trip so far with Luke’s family – his parents Pete and Lea and his sister Erin and her partner, Brendan. It’s been a great experience on a number of levels – it’s nice to have a group of people to talk to, it’s been lovely getting to know them a bit better, and being with them has led to some of the most enjoyable things we’ve done so far, like the cabaret show.
A lot of people avoid traveling with a group – the more people there are, the longer it takes to make decisions. It’s hard to please everyone and you often seem to be waiting for people… but these problems haven’t really affected us because we all made our own plans and then the things we felt like doing coincided very happily, so there wasn’t any feeling of ‘I’d like to do X but everyone else wants to do Y so now I’m missing out’. We didn’t live in each other’s pockets, mainly we met up for drinks and dinner. It was great – and I’m not just saying that because I know they’re going to read this… *waves*!
The last night we spent together was in Samui at the Big Buddha Café, which I highly recommend for the spectacular sunset views. We had a lovely dinner and spent ages watching the sun go down. It was a very nice way to end the southern Thailand part of our trip.
So thanks for being part of our travels, we hope the flight home wasn’t too rough and we’ll see you just after Christmas!