Time for a holiday!
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The train journey last night was probably the most comfortable so far. We had booked sleeper tickets so managed to get some sleep before getting off the train at 4.30am. From here we were taken by bus, along with many other travellers, to the pier. At 7am we left the mainland and 3 hours later we got off the boat on Ko Tao. Ko Tao is seen as one of the less developed islands. It apparently has some of the best diving locations in the world so is a popular place with divers. From the moment we got on the boat there were people from the many diving schools trying to sell us accomodation and courses. We had already decided we wanted to go to Viewpoint resort, on the south of the island. One of the diving schools had links with this resort so we managed to get free transport there - although not before calling at the diving school and being given the hard sell.
From the diving school we got in a boat across the cove to our resort. We were shown to our bungalow that was very nice although we were a little disappointed that it wasn't right on the beach - but we would have had to pay a lot more for that privilige. After a bite to eat we went to bed for the rest of the day.
In the evening we realised just how fantastic Ko Tao is, we went down to the restaurant and sat overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, watching the sun set on the golden sands. We could be here for some time!