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... he said had the unfortunate name of " Hiroshima".
We boarded the shuttle bus which took us to the other side of the airport and from there
we were escorted by an attendant to our departure gate via a second security check. It was a long way via travelators, escalators and we kept up a cracking pace. When we finally made it to our new departure gate where we showed our boarding passes and got onto another shuttle bus, drove all around ...
... times to get to the front. Sometimes I wish people had the balls to speak up. It wasn't like they were 6'3 with biker tattoos or anything ;p Heck they weren't even cute!
M: I'm sure most will feel ZERO sympathy when I write this, but I felt just a tad “Thai”erd by the end of our travels here. Don't get me wrong, the islands and coastline are absolutely stunning, the water warm & translucent, but maybe, ...
... with them. We eventually found the road and sat down to eat at a fancy restaurant. We rocked up to this place in shorts, vests and sandals, looking around everyone else was in fancy shirts and dresses. We then, being that there was eight of us, started to rearrange the furniture so we could all sit together. The looks on people's faces, absolutely priceless. The meal was great and we spent the rest of the evening sat on the beach with a beer. Lush end to the ...
... called "Spa Village." We are staying at "Spa Beach" which is on the beach and "Spa Village" is set in the mountains. They offer a free shuttle every hour so yesterday we ventured up to the "Spa Village" to see the property and attend another tea ceremony.
The Spa Village property is quite nice. A lot more peaceful and quiet than the Spa Beach. There were many of the same folks participating in the ceremony and the conversation got quite deep. We spent a good ...
... and there seemed to be so many!
Anyway, 14 nights washed away and so we
then head for a ferry (a hot, busy ferry but thankfully less than 2
hours) to another Thai island, Koh Tao; supposedly one of the best
for diving and snorkelling but with an area called 'shark bay' I'm
not so sure!
Again, scooter seems to be the easiest
and cheapest way to get around, so look into a scooter licenses
before you leave home if you want to be covered by ...