Friday, March 30, 2012
March 21st – Man Handled in Chan May
The port itself is fairly in the middle of nowhere – it's a small, dusty industrial port for shipping out sand, so there's nothing much within 5 miles of the port itself. We were dropped off at the Lang Co Beach Resort which was on a fairly remote stretch of beach. While there wasn't much there, the setting was pretty good – a huge, almost deserted, windswept beach of white sand.
It was a bit too windy on the beach itself, so we paid our $5 to sit around the pool. We never sit around the pool on deck, so it was a novelty just to lounge around in the shade with nothing to do other than relax.
The resort was quite a big one, but it appeared to be virtually empty of customers, so the only people there were Silversea people, and the bored resort staff, plus a team of masseurs. Seeing as the masseurs had nothing to do, and a 45 minute massage was only $10, I thought I'd give it a go. The massage was by the pool, so it was all above board, although I did reject the girl's attention that I take my shorts off for the massage.
So, I lay there while 2 young Vietnamese ladies gave me a full massage in the open air, very glad that Tracy was sitting next to me to make sure that there were no hints of impropriety. A couple of the people who had massages after me had the girls literally climbing all over them and massaging their backs with their knees, but I think they realised that my pain threshold wasn't up to that, so thankfully, they were fairly gentle with me.
So, a very relaxing day in a very chilled out place – just what the doctor ordered.