Last Day in Koh Jum
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Today we decided to attempt to drive a motor bike around the island to check out the southern half, which has more resorts and the touristy town with shops, internet!, and even a dive shop. Several of the shops were also advertising day trips to Phi Phi Island, which would have been good to know about yesterday!
I decided to give Anton the keys since I figured with his longer legs, he'd have a better chance of keeping us upright. That choice worked out well, as we didn't crash once! I drove the bike by myself and figured it out, but once he got on, there was no way I was going to be able to drive since we almost toppled over. I didn't mind being the passenger, because I could check out the scenery, which included many cows, roosters randomly in the road and even a Rotary Club with Canada on the sign.
We first drove down the the town and checked out some shops, then to a "petrol station" aka an old man with a couple pop bottles filled with orange coloured petrol, and then beach hopped. We started with Andaman Beach Resort, which the old people we met in Krabi told us about. We used the resort's lounge chairs and grabbed lunch. From there we hit about 4 more resorts, checking out the beach and the accommodation, hoping in the water every time it got hot out ("ahhhhhhh life is sweet!"). Out of all the places we've seen, the place we're staying at is definitely the most "rustic", which was the setting we were going for. Next time I'd probably stay in the southern part with closer proximity to the town, although we have one of the nicest beaches and the tuna sandwich I had at the Adaman Beach Resort had nothing on the one I had at our resort!
On the way back we passed a "store" with a Nestle ice cream freezer. Hoping there was actually ice cream in it (there was!), we had a couple ice creams. It was super freezer burnt and vaguely tasted like ice cream, but it was ice cream nonetheless! I shared some of mine with a feral looking cat that seemed very happy to have something milky.
Our last night on Koh Jum was spent chilling out, which from what I've seen, is what this place is all about.