Between 15 March and 2 April, I had a holiday in Thailand. It was a great trip despite there being some nuisance from the hotel staff who continually tried to persuade me to spend money on unwanted things. The journey, in the end, was quite an experience which was pleasant in an irritating way. I will discuss more about this in a later post.
This is the place that overlooks the sea, where we sat for dinner during our entire stay. From the day we arrived at the hotel, quite late in the afternoon, our butler kindly reserved a table for us and at approximately 19.00 each day, we would descend to the restaurant to enjoy a delightful Thai meal. The reason that we went early was to avoid having to dine next to other guests – I do not mind eating next to other people, but I prefer to eat without any distraction. On top of that, since we were the first to have our dinner almost every day, our meal was served pretty quickly. I must admit that as a person who is extremely fussy about what I eat, the chef and his team provided a good selection of Thai food. This suited me well as I could have a different choice daily. Sitting there and looking out to sea while having dinner, in a bizarre way, made the food taste better. It could have been because of the serenity of the scenery and the gentleness of the warm breeze blowing in our direction which seemed to make our chow all the more appetising.