Koh Tao

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Craig and a female friend ;)

Firstly sorry i havent kept this updated its just i havent properly been on a computer untill now!

Well after a long 10 hour bus journey which left Bangkok at 6pm we arrived at Chumphon, a city in the near the south of Thailand... We arrived at about 3 in the morning and our boat to Ko Tao was picking us up at 6, so we had a bit of waiting around to do.. It was a bit of a bitch as i was feeling very rough and jet lagged too!

Craig and i decided to go for a wonder around the empty city when we arrived, rows upon rows of dead streets with very little light, and surprise surprise we got lost... We walked around for about an hour trying to find our way back to the pick up point asking the late night workers where we were with little avail as they spoke no english.

2 dutch girls we met in Koh Tao
We made hand gestures and signs to try and convay where we wanted to go. Luckily one Thai man stopped and we showed him out boat ticket, he knew where it was so all 3 of us got on the moped and he drove us back... Life Saver!!!

6 am finally came and we all got on a coach which took us to the pier.. From there we jumped on a boat and tryed to sleep. It didnt last long as the views were amazing, lush green islands dotted randomly miles out from land. I put my iPod in and listend to trance as i scanned the beautiful horizon... Warm air, beautiful sea and gorgeous islands, incredible experience.

We arrived on Koh Tao 3 hours later and i felt crap! sea sick i guess. At the pier we jumped on the back of a 4x4, 7 of us in total with our backpacks on top of us and drove over very bumpy roads to where we chose to stay, beach shacks right next to the sea.

Bonjour
Think we paid 400 Baht a night which is around 6 quid, so 3 pound each.. pucker :)

A few things about this island... its amazingly beautiful, lovely beach's, friendly locals, palm and coconut trees everywhere! Although it has been mostly overcast since i arrived in Thailand it is incredible warm and we have had the odd downpoor, but even when it rains it just shines a new type of beauty on the island. Oh and the island is only 24km sqaured so its rather small...

Anyway will try and slog some pics up.. Unfotunatly i have lost my memory card with my pics from Bangkok but will get some when i am up there again next week.

 

Lots of love to all friends and family back home

p.s dont hire mopeds or ATV's, dangerous. Both me and craig have had crashes, craig just badly brused his leg, i grazed my arm and leg, bloody dog ran out in front of me!

 

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Frenchie says:
u just have put as a title... my trouble in Koh Tao haha... sorry to hear about ur memory card (were u drunk again? haha)
Posted on: Oct 11, 2007
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Craig and a female friend ;)
Craig and a female friend ;)
2 dutch girls we met in Koh Tao
2 dutch girls we met in Koh Tao
Bonjour
Bonjour
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Miss understanding
no, my beer!
no, my beer!
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I was on his shoulders and he sta…
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Me, Jim, Laura
Leaving Koh Tao
Leaving Koh Tao
Another view from the Pier
Another view from the Pier
Koh Tao
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