That Time Mikey Got us a $220 Upgrade in Koh Chang, Thailand…

Mikey's superpower was revealed at Koh Chang island in Thailand...

I discovered my secret super power on this trip (- which is that I can make places teaming with busloads full of tourists look totally empty in photos I take). I discovered Mikey’s secret super power on this trip too, and it’s a hell of a lot more useful than mine is: he’s a BRILLIANT negotiator. I mean, SO GOOD.  (How did I not know this??? How did this escape me for this many years? Or maybe that’s just the kick-ass thing about traveling; it reveals so much about people, one way or the other..?)

This is what happened: we arrived on Koh Chang island directly from Siem Reap, Cambodia. We paid a taxi to drive us directly from our hotel in Siem Reap Cambodia to our hotel in Thailand (and paid almost the same as if we took the bus). We had reservations at a pretty fancy place in Koh Chang – and the air conditioner in the fancy place wasn’t working for two nights. Mikey went to negotiate with the hotel and managed to get us a $300/night room as a complimentary apologetic upgrade for the rest of our stay.

HOLY COW.

The room was UNREAL – jacuzzi in the room – and if you opened the door to the back balcony, it led directly to a pool – with more pools below, slides for the kids. Infinity pools in the other area and oh! A huge white sand beach with warm sea water too!

The whole place was a water lover’s dream.

I didn’t take a ton of photos here because we were pretty busy loving all that water. Raisin fingers the whole way, baby.

mack and moxie in the sand...w here they can stay ALL DAY
mack and moxie in the sand…w here they can stay ALL DAY
moxie in the sand
moxie in the sand

that water was so warm hunting for herbit crabs in the sand

 

 

the beach in front of the hotel
the beach in front of the hotel
coconuts
coconuts
my camera steamed up a lot
my camera steamed up a lot
there, no steam: the entrance to the hotel. just like a postcard
there, no steam: the entrance to the hotel. just like a postcard

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moxie was thrilled with the kids play club
moxie was thrilled with the kids play club
I'm whipping him at Scrabble
I’m whipping him at Scrabble

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That was the fanciest place I’ve ever stayed in – such a far cry from camping at Los Frailes – WOW, remember that?! Not like this swank was better than the simplicity of Los Frailes, but it is pretty nice to be able to shower after swimming. And that breakfast buffet thing was outta sight.

So, here’s to broken air conditioners and amazing men like Mikey who can get astonishing upgrades from them!

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Meriah
is a deaf blogger, global nomad, tech-junkie, cat-lover, Trekkie, Celto-Teutonic-peasant-handed mom of 3 (one with Down syndrome and one gifted 2E).
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6 Comments

  • Ha, I had to scroll through twice to see said adorable nakedness! I’m more interested in what Moxie was saying in that pic! Looks as though you all had the best time, yay. Also, can I say a certain husband of yours looks great ‘almost’ naked….just an innocent observation 🙂

  • I had to scroll through three times to see that “disgusting” pillow sit-honestly, you have to wonder what people are thinking. I think your response was very restrained, Meriah, LOL

    • I love being called “restrained”! I have to be honest though; it was actually Mikey’s response; mine was just ‘WTF?!’ Kind of blown away (in a really uncomfortable way) that someone has that kind of time and inclination to analyze photos…

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