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February 12th, 2008 – by: magitles
Yesterday I took a boat to Railey. My god! Beautiful. But the beach was packed beyong all belief. Prices were insane (55 baht for corn on the cob/40 for a Sprite). FYI: $1=32 baht. And other than the deep green water with caves and mountains jutting up from the waters, most of what I saw were obese topless European sunbathers packed like sardines on the white sand beaches.
There is a strong difference between a traveler and a tourist.
I met an American guy who is here for awhile because during his travels, he accidentally knocked up a Thai girl and only found out via email months later. So now he is babysitting his Thai baby on an island called Koh Jum, which everyone says is quiet, mellow, and even doesnt have electricity, so they run generators only starting at sundown. I think Ill be heading that way tomorrow for several days.
In the meantime, the Singha is cold and cheap, the used book exchange is a rip off ($10 for a used copy of 'A Prayer for Owen Meany'?), and I'm continually content.
The strange thing is, though, that every night at 1 am I awake to an attack of mosquito bites, but when I wake up in the morning, the bites are gone. I believe room 8 at Blue Juice Guesthouse is haunted by phantom mosquitos.
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