Paradise = Koh Lipe!
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December 27, 2006 - January 3, 2007
Last year (2006) I planned to go to Ireland for 2 weeks but too bad, i didn't get visa.
Statement of account was ready. Money was ready. I was ready but was not allow to go.
I am just a tourist, do not want to live there
but they misunderstood or how they judge me so ... i became like another asian woman who doesn't has a chance to visit their country?! Anyway, they don't want me to go .. so I don't care.
But what should i do in the next two weeks???
Ok, Pa ngan for one week ....
and another week, my friend asked me go to Lipe island with her.
I don't know much about Lipe but she told me that it's really beautiful.
She said she bet it's more beautiful than Pangan!!???
Ok, go go go.
I was on Pangan alone for one week, i thought it wanted to say bye to me.
Tidal wave - 4 meters!! Can't swim or even walked on the beach.
I was like a dead rat that stucked in a hammock for 7 days!!
I tried to change a return ticket but a ferri can't sail on the sea.
No ferri. So i had to stuck in my bungalow until my last day or maybe more.
But a luck was still mine, on the last day of my plan was the first day that the ferri can sail after it was stopped for 2 days.
Went back to bkk for a day and prepared to go to Lipe in the next morning.
The more pa ngan's far from bangkok, the more lipe is.
Lipe island is in Satool province on Andaman coat.
Hope a beautiful beach can soothe my sadness from pangan and visa refusal.
Ok, go go go,
Going there by plane is comfortable than bus?
A. Stuck in the airport for 2 hours before departure time
with another one hour on plane with little space and only see the cloud
B. 14 hours on VIP Bus from night till noon with a beautiful view along the way.
For me, I take B.
But during new year,
Bus tickets were fulled!!!
I had to be on plane from Bangkok to Had Yai :-( and took a van from Had Yai to Satool
And took another cab from Satool to the Pakpara pier.
And took speed boat from Pakpara to Lipe for another 2-3 hours depends.
My speed boat took 3 hours, the driver stopped at Tarutao for a while but then the boat broke,
so we had waited for him to fix it for one more hour!
Not funny but i not upset because the sea out there is really beautiful. After it's done.
He wanted to take us to Koh Kai to take photos but people on the boat don't want to go anywhere else anymore. Their hearts were already on Lipe so we said same thing ; go straight on to Lipe, pls.
Finally, we're here.
A clear sky and blue sea made my heart beats again.
It's not Lipe, it's paradise!!
p.s. so I'd like to Thank you Irish Embassy that doesn't passed me the visa! Hahah Hooo hooo!