Pick up from our apartments (Mark and Louise live in the neighbouring block) was lunch time and it took a good three hours to reach our destination.
The time flew by though (as did the driving, which was as close to motorcycle overtaking as one can get on four wheels- Mark is well rehearsed in Thai driving disciplines) due to a choice sound track and good conversation.
On arrival we checked in and after a freshen up we hit the beach to enjoy the sunset, moon rise and a few beverages before walking along the sands to the town.
It was my first visit yet it all looked familiar with choices of lady bars, sports pubs, restaurants, night markets and all the usual suspects lining up along the streets.
We followed the regulars Mark and Louise to a couple of their favourite haunts and enjoyed a very comfortable night out.