Baan Talay Resort
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... to be true. The ferry crossing was uneventful and easy enough, so after a couple of hours we hopped into the minibus for the final leg of a journey that had lasted longer than either of us had been prepared for.
The hotel we'd booked was equipped with a pool and a clean room where, believe it or not, they changed your towels every day and actually clean the room during your stay. These unthinkable luxuries were a welcome break ...
... Don't hire a motorbike on Ko Pha Ngan",was a cautious friend's sound advice.
We sat down in front of Phu. " Give me passport and two hundred baht a day"
I was unhappy about parting with my passport but I'd been told that all motorbike hirers on the island are inflexible on this point. They'd seen too many scooters driven across the border to Laos and abandoned.
Phu presented us the terms and conditions ...
... booked the V.I.P sleeper bus which at the time seemed like the best idea! With the letters V.I.P, being promised the front two seats, televisions, free food and drink and massaging chair for 12 pounds each we thought the 9 hour duration would have gone in a flash. Once again, our imaginations had over estimated the letters V.I.P and obviously envisioned a bus that is far from what we walked into.
Our first hiccup is that the couple that had booked their ticket ...
... deal. Alex does the climbs and treks whilst I do other things and I ask him to take a photo for me. Some would say I was cheeky, I say genius! After around a two hour sleep in the hammock the people from the trek returned and looked knackered. Trekking in that heat was quite a challenge and some of it was literally crossing on very narrow walkways that were very high up and steep! Then it was pretty much time to eat and go back to the hut to get ready ...
... who resembled more a Pacific Islander than my perception of how a typical Thai looks. The Thais on the island seem to be much darker than the Bangkok Thais.
Food & drink
I sampled several curries here, a particularly memorable one being the Masamam curry which Fairbairn had recommended. One of the best things I ate were the shrimp spring rolls, simply a shelled and cooked shrimp inside a crusty pastry spring roll. I also discovered the heavenly ...