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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.
... not as exciting as it sounds I assure you). After our second dive I felt like I was getting the hang of it and was really excited for the next day and the hell dive. The hell dive basically means your instructors mess with you underwater by turning off tanks and taking off your mask and fins, undoing your harness and possibly even tying you to other people underwater. Alas I did not make it to the hell dive because that morning as my friend and I rode down to the tech shack my foot ...
Tuesday! I am slowly catching up to myself now :-)
Tuesday was a morning of travelling again, but this time by air conditioned coach (yay!!) we arrived at the Kho Sok National Park at just before lunchtime. We are now in the South of the country and not so far away from the islands. The weather in this area is much more pleasant - still hot, but the air is cleaner. We have not been able to shower since yesterday and we ...
... ham toastie each for dinner as we had believed that we would stop somewhere, but it looked unlikely at that point that we would leave Bangkok at all! Once we had finally left Bangkok, someone had gone to ask the driver if he could put a film on - the driver refused. The reading lights were also not turned on, so reading was out of the question. This was probably the nicest and newest bus we had been on whilst travelling, so i'm guessing our driver was just being an **** ...
... that looked very weird. We carried on walking and realised we were in the middle of nowhere so we had no choice but to get some noodles from the shop luckily the hotel did have a kettle (if you can call it that).
The next day we just had a look around in the town booked our boat tickets for the next day and went on the computers. In the evening we went to a bar that is meant to be this amazing backpackers place, well it wasn't that great but ...