Day 7 .... the second half of the long distance journey
Surat Thani Travel Blog› entry 7 of 69 › view all entries
November 29th, 2007 – by: pauric_doherty
When we got off in Surat Thani, we got the usual harrassment of people trying to sell us a bus and boat trip ... and bundle us on to buses before we knew better ..... but we knew what company we were looking for already so we just found them and got on to a lovel air conditioned bus! It was old but the air conditioning still worked .
The bus arrived at the ferry port with a good 40 muinutes to spare before the ferry departure time of 10:00 am ... but again the ferry was also running late! Time and schedules seem to be a bit lax everywhere in Thailand ... but we were in no rush so we just sat and watched the ferry port in action.
On we got to the ferry ... and Pauric decided to pick a deck seat to enjoy the sun! This turned out to be both a good and bad idea ... as the breeze was lovely .... but the sun was really glaring down on us. We did move back a seat to get out of the sun and this helped a little ... but Pauric forgot that his feet were still out in direct sunlight ... and didn't Pauric get the tops of them burned ..... a stange sunburn patch that traced around the straps on my sandals .... ahh well ... it didnt bother me too much ... it was the first colour i got i suppose!!!
When we arrived on Koh Phangan, it was the middle of the day .. and still glorious. On leaving the port we got into a taxi .. well .. what i would term a pick up truck with 2 benches and a kind of roofed cage in it.
Well ... we got settled into our new accomodation, and took the short stroll over to the restaurant to get something to eat. They have a fabulous menu here, of both European/western and Thai/Asian food. I chose the 'safe' chicken fried rice and a chicken burger ... and both turned out to be lovely! Caroline tried the sweet and sour chicken and it was lovely as well! After eating we tried a local cocktail .... the Mai Tai ... its made from Thai whiskey and some sort of fruit juices and it was gorgeous! We took a brief stroll on the beach to see what it was like and off we went to bed ..... in our little part of paradise!
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