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November 27th, 2009 – by: cja17
Next to me on the minibus was another brit, Cheryl, fresh from two overnight trains and oh so looking forward to seeing a shower. Slick transfer onto the longtail at the pier, then settle down for the short journey along the mangrove swamps and out into the sea.
Dumped on the wrong side of the island, we waded ashore to disover mopeds had been sent over from our destination.
Ko Mook is your typical Andaman Island - an uneasy combination of bikini clad tourists, muslim chao ley locals, and Thai businessmen trying to develop the hell out of the place. The interior is still used for working rubber plantations and every tree has cuts and collection cups. After an average dinner at Mook Rubbertree Restaurant (too cose to Charlie Beach resort, so they assumed that bland and non-spicy was what I wanted), it was down to Mookies for a swift few Singhas to end the day. Mookies is Lonely Planet famous for its cold beer and Australian owner, Brian. If you ever find yourself in one of the upmarket resorts on Ko Mook, go to the exit, ask for a moped taxi and get to Mookies - you'll have a fine night.
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