This point was proven yet again that night when they asked if we would drive their car to Ban Rai, a town about 45 minutes away (slightly uphill most of the way!) as they were riding their bikes there! So Saturday morning they dropped off their car at our place, and set off on their bicycle journey. It was a HOT day and Graham and I both secretly thought they were a little crazy, and by crazy I mean crazy kool! Being the rock stars that they are, they made the journey in just about 3 hours, we thought it was going to take them 7! We pulled up to the city a few minutes after they had arrived at their final destination. We realized we had forgotten to get their dog! and felt like the biggest idiots ever, sorry again guys!
The hotel is absolutely amazing, and so is the pool! We checked out our huge rooms, with balconies, gorgeous views, and huge outdoor showers and bathtubs, then slipped on the fancy bathrobes and sandals and rode our vintage bicycles to the pool, where there were snacks and "Abssolub" vodka waiting for us. We had the best afternoon and evening lounging in the infinitely cool infinity pool with James and Tagan, talking about travels, governments, and the future of the world, you know, common topics for us. But really, it was so relaxing, and so gorgeous, and so fun. We felt so lucky to be able to spend time with James and Tagan, as they are always jet-setting around the world, and we enjoy their company so much.
Over the next 24 hours we only left the hotel, aka Heaven, for one very important reason. CHOCOLATE AND ICE CREAM. Tagan and I went crazy in 7-11, we wanted to make sure we were adequately satiated after our enormous, delicious room-service dinner on our private balcony overlooking jungled mountains was finished.
It was the perfect way to spend our last weekend in the area. Thanks again, Jaman, for an unforgettable time!