The end of Koh Tao was near....
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It was easier to summarise the next 3 days in one entry....
So after the activities of last night it was a remarkably chilled day of not very much. I went to meet Rachel and we were both feeling very worse for wear and a bit sorry for ourselves so we indulged in a nice breakfast which included lots of fruit and then eggs and bacon on toast! Felt a little bit more human but not near enough to be classed as normal so we ended up spending the day in the pub catching up with photos and chatting to people back home. It was a nice day to do all of this as there was a storm on it's way and just take cover in a pub :) Found a nice pool on the way back and had a spot of lunch while actually in the pool! This was a day where I thought that I could get used to this lifestyle.
Another experience of the day was a power cut. It happened about 7 in the evening, apparently they happened quite a lot. I decided to make the most of the black out and have a little power nap and when I woke up an hour later the power still wasn't on so went back to sleep. When it got to 9.30 and the power finally came back on decided to walk down to the town as I realised that I hadn't actually had dinner. Most places weren't open due to the power cut so I ended up going to thr trusty 7/11 for a few snacks and a torch in case the power cut happened again. That is one thing I will take with me this time round - a torch! Did buy a trusty pancake on the way home though - doesn't really class as dinner but hey it worked for an evening!
As a traveller over the next few days I started to become a bit frustrated, this was my first stop of my big trip and I felt like I was very different to my fellow travellers so this was a steep learning curve for me and it is true that when you do a trip like this that you do truly find out who you are as you are away from everything that is normal to you.
So the following day I decided to go and just chill out at the beach on my own and try to get my head around what I wanted to do. I found myself a nice secluded little bit by the bungalows where we were staying. My silence was soon disturbed as they came to join me. I decided to have a nice chilled evening which consisted of dinner down in the local bar I seemed to spend most of my time in with the lap top.
The following day was much of the same and as the weather decided to let me down it appeared it was going to be a day of catching up on things and planning where to go next. It came to crunch time that I needed to sort myself out and told the others that I was going to go on a boat trip round the island the following day and I was going to do it regardless of whether they came or not. This trip was about seeing everything and it seemed like it was almost routine - did love the island but it was time to move on. I spent the evening in my local bar and as I was eating my dinner I listened to these two guys on the next table talking about the 'ping pong' performances in Bangkok which made me chuckle so ended up chatting to them for most of the evening. One was a scottish window cleaner who lived in Oz and the other one - couldn't for the life of me remember what his name was. Did make me laugh when one of them got up to go and get some more drinks when he hit his head on the tree! I know I shouldn't laugh at someones misfortune but after the couple of days I'd had it was good to have a laugh. On the way home I booked my trip round the island and rang Liat and told her that she was welcome to join me. So that was the end of a not so eventful couple of days but felt like I had some direction to go and then when I had done the boat trip I was ready to move on to the next stage of the journey.