snorkelling attempt @ Coral Island
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I woke up around 10am still with hangover. While having my free breakfast, I saw a familiar face in the breakfast area. I know I saw him somewhere, but can’t remember where and when. But at least now I know that I’m not the only young traveller on this place :P.
To not waste the afternoon, I went out and find some half-day tour. I opted to choose a relaxing tour because I was not feeling well. I was having a slight headache from last night’s party. So I chose to go to Coral Island and spent my whole afternoon there.
When I went back to my place to prepare for my afternoon tour, I saw the familiar face again. This time, he approached me and smiled at me. Then he told me that we actually bumped at each other in one of the bars last night.
Anyway, the van picked me up on time. We went to Chalong Bay port and waited for other travellers before heading to Coral Island. This beach is known for having shallow reefs. The beach is about an hour away via speedboat. I initially planned to go snorkelling though I don’t know how to swim bwahaha. They provide life vest though! But really, I haven’t tried that yet in my entire life. Pathetic, right?
I tried to snorkel and go far in the middle to see corals and fishes but just few feet away from the shore where I was about to swim, I stepped-on on one of the sharp rocks.
I was home at 6pm just in time for my dinner. I was starving and tired at the same time; hungry, because I haven’t eaten anything in the afternoon other than free biscuits and fruits. And tired of attempting to swim. Just try to imagine me pushing hard to paddle but can hardly go further hahaha. But it was brownout! The whole Patong area was dark... but did that stop people from drinking? Hell NO! hehe. Then after an hour some areas got their electricity back.
After my dinner, I went straight back to my room. I told myself I won’t be going out that night that’s why I slept early. But apparently, I woke up around 1am because of bug bite! Since I was already wide awake, I hurriedly took a bath, fix myself up, and went to the bars/clubs once again! Hehe.
I don’t want to go into details what happened but I met many people that night. I met the Italian guys once again LOL, dutch guy with Thai girlfriend (surprised because the guy can speak Thai language fluently), Thai bar girls who were so friendly, Francisco (the Spanish guy who’s already staying in Phuket for 7 yrs), Veng (the Thai-Japanese club owner), the Filipino-mexican DJ, Swedish peeps, a group of 8 people from another social-networking site, black-american drunk girl and her friends, one funny Filipino guy, Armenian and Romanian couple, and a lot more... It was another fun and interesting night. At past 5am, I decided to go home. ;)