The Wife and I just got back from a good five-day holiday at Koh Lanta. It’s a quaint, unspoilt and sparsely populated island in the south of Thailand. There are some great beaches and clear waters in Lanta which we had heard about but didn’t experience.
Because when we were there, it was raining most of the bloody time.
Although it was the ‘green season’, it rained in the day and through the night, which was a lot more than we had expected. We caught a couple of hours in sunshine on the beach, but otherwise most of the time was, rather unbelievably, spent watching television.
We caught Hot Fuzz for the first time–I thought it was hysterically brilliant! I also caught the very entertaining 1972 French classic Le Grand Blond Avec Une Chaussure Noire and the somewhat disappointing US vs John Lennon. We also watched (not for the first time) Gladiator, Jerry Maguire, Mambo Kings, Herbie and Frequency, although I would rather have been out on the beach. I also had the misfortune of watching the Black Storm, Basilisk and Underfunded, only because there was nothing else to watch on the television. Oh, I also watched a lot of Ben 10, a bunch of classic Liverpool matches and Discovery Channel documentaries.
So, after travelling two hours by air, three hours on land and another hour on sea, covering close to 900 kilometres from Singapore to get to our island destination in southern Thailand where we had a room in a spiffy boutique hotel, we ended up spending most of our beach holiday watching TV.
Now that we’re back, I can’t wait to catch The Dark Knight…