Koh Tao Travel Blog› entry 19 of 105 › view all entries
October 11th, 2009 – by: louietravels
Hired bikes. 5pounds for 24 hours, loaded with petrol. Not too shabby. Checked for any marks to ensure we wouldn't receive any hefty fees when taking it back, gave a passport as the deposit, signed a piece of paper and we were off. Shaky for about 10 seconds. Then all gravy. Straight onto a dirt path up the hill and down crazy jungle paths. Minutes away from the busy centre and you feel like you are in a totally different world. Hardly anyone about, zooming along quiet roads. Well zooming at times, much of the time we were creeping as the paths were so bad. Really beautiful but had to stop and turn back as the roads became to difficult to handle. Max struggled getting back up one of the dirt paths and required help from Will to make it. Back onto the main road, racing down to the south part of the island. Turned down a dirth path again, decided to follow a stray dog who was sprinting along side us for about 10 minutes. Incredible stamina. Walked down to the sea, where there were small bungalows perching on the hills and a quiet restaurant where we had a drink. Sun starting to fall. I climbed over the rocks and just sat; admiring the view, the sea, the sun, the lot. Back on our bikes, zooming through the streets along the coast at dusk. Incredible feeling. Sat with a mango juice and watched the sun set, sending insane colours across the sky. Checked out a new part of the beach and had a chilled out dinner in a restaurant with good music. Went to a beach bar and sat on comfy beanbags and watched these very physically fit young guys fire dancing. They were non-stop, going on and on for hours. Really impressive.
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