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People i met here who contributed to, and improved my trip: Julia (Russia), Jill (Sweden)
Arriving back in Ao Nang, we were greatful that our tickets included transport back to our hotel, as the rain was crashing down. As the sawngthaew driver had never heard of our small hotel, we just told him that it was next to the Heritage, a rather larger and grander establishment than our own. Clearly the entrance was only made for taxis and not such modes of transport and as the driver manouvered into the foyer area, he managed to take part of the roof with him! The 3 of us grabbed our bags and made a hasty exit to the Yellow Sun Hotel, leaving the driver and porter to decide what to do next!
The evening was spent indoors due to the weather and an early night was the prefered option by all. The following day was quite a long one, as our final destination was to be Koh Phangan, situated in the Gulf of Thailand. A sawngthaew took us on the one hour journey out to Krabi's bus staion, where we changed on to a bus to go to Surat Thani. 4 hours later we found ourselves back on a sawngthaew and flying down the road to the port at Don sak Pier, located around 1 hour east. Finally, as the sun was almost set, the penultimate leg of our trip was completed via a 3 hour boat trip to the island. A final sawngthaew sped along and dropped us off on a pitch black road around 8pm and it was time to find some accomodation and food....