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We left Bangkok at 6am on a bus bound for Chumphong about 200km south of the city. It was to supposed to take 6 hours and then we would get a catarmaran to Koh Tao, arriving on the beach at about 3:15 pm.
You know what they say about the best laid plans .....
It started off ok. We got the bus. The bus left Bangkok.
... and some of that ' reality'
and every year it just works out ... HAHA
we were to meet 2 more mates a few hours north in Chumpon..
everyone jumped straight on motorebikes, had a feast and started drinking ... Stew had much anticipated avoiding all alcohol - I had also tricked / conned him in to doing a meditation retreat which he was to start the next day ... was so great to catch up with quality friend form around ...
... across in front of me as I ride. Many different colours and somehow each of them have managed to flutter across my path without colliding.
Champong trip- dinner.
In the evening we took a bus to the outskirts of Champong, where Hands works with the Duang Prateep Foundation to support troubled boys with drug and alcohol problems, amongst other things. The home is the last chance for these boys who have been convicted of a crime, ...
... to some people here so everything must now go into the padlocked bits of the bags and we'll be refusing to be separated from the luggage even if it means cramming it under our legs. The journey was a pain today but got to Nana Beach, Chumphon at around 2pm, the trip involved a ferry, motorbike taxi and a bus journey and an 80 year old Thai guy on the bus told Ian he looked 45 years old! Hahahahaha.... ! He is still fuming! The random Thai ...
... weren't actually next to each other but this cute German family were squeezing in together (they are big seats) so we were able to sit across from each other but would still sleep separately. We even got dinner on the train, it was all turning out great. They had us eat in some empty seats while they were turning down the beds. For some reason not that many people were eating :) of course as soon as we get our food we stop at a station and the people who's seats we were ...