Koh Tao

Trip Start Jan 20, 2009
Trip End Apr 26, 2009

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

So we board a night bus from Bangkok ready to take us down to an island call Koh Tao,
As me and Bob got on to the bus there were flying insects everywhere and our first thought was shit we have got a 9 hour journey ahead of us with all these flying around ready to bite us once again,
Lucky enough they managed to vanish as the bus was moving which made the journey much better,
I did not actually mind the bus trip at all I had my ipod on and was writing in my diary I was actually quite content, But I can not say the same for Bobby, He was being a right fidget ass could not get comfy, moving all over the place trying to sleep but could not I think it was his idea of hell and to think of it now the fact that I was so relaxed and doing my own thing properly made him worse as he had no one to talk to, sorry Bob but when your in the ZONE your in the ZONE.

                                                Me and Bob on the coach

Once we finally arrived at the boat deport we had 3.5 hours to wait before we could sail to Koh Tal, so just sitting around was really boring but the time soon went, I continued to write in my diary and Bob went to sleep on some bench,
We boarded our boat which we thought was an hours crossing but was we in for a shock,
We sailed off and the crossing seemed to be going really nice until Bob got hungry and went and got us both a pot noodle that they were selling, it was Tom Yam flavour which was a bit spicy for me but was ok,
Once I had finished my pot noodle I said to Bob I really don't feel good at all, the sea was quite choppy and I know I don't get sea sick as I have been getting on boats since I was a kid and have never suffered before, I said to Bob I need to go on top deck and get some fresh air as I stood on the deck I felt like I was going to be sick so I ran to the toilet and was so sick it was untrue, so Bob told me to lay on my back on the deck as that's meant to make you fell much better as it moves your stomach the other way which it did for a while until I had to get up as it started hammering it down with rain, as I jumped up I needed to be sick again so legged it to the toilet and was badly sick again, it got to the point where I just locked myself in the toilet for the last 1.5hrs with my head resting on the window being continually sick until we reached land.

We finally made it to land and got a taxi to out room which were very basic and nothing like our room we had back in Bangkok the room only had one double bed so we asked if they had another room that had 2 singles but they never had one that was free but the lady said that she would bring a single bed in for us, well if you call it a bed, when we see it I laid on it and it was like a lump of wood with a sheet on it so I said to Bob there is no way that either of us can sleep on that thing, so lucky enough the double bed was massive so we had to share that,

Me and Bob had a sleep as we never got any on the night bus and the boat trip we needed to just get some energy, Once we woke up we went for a Italian meal which was very nice and then went for some beers to the Aussie bar Choppers,
There were so many bars along the beach that we took a walk up there and started on the buckets it was great we had a laugh with loads of people and just got so hammered it's untrue, so many buckets were sunk that night that it was crazy we was running in the sea dancing on

tables just having a right old laugh it ended up a great night

Me and Bob demolishing yet another bucket

The next day we decided to hire a Quad bike and take a tour of the Island we checked out 3 different beaches and just had a really nice chilled out day swimming in the sea and driving around the roads of Koh Tal seeing all the sights and seeing all the locals bombing about
on there little mopeds driving up some crazy roads.

                                                                  Me and Bob on the Quad for the tour of Koh Tal

In the evening we went and had a meal and a bit more chilled out night than the night before but the buckets managed to creep back in and we ended up wankered once again we met up with Sarah a girl that we had met in our hostel back in Bangkok and had a really nice evening.

The next day we met Sarah and Andrew who we also met in our hostel in Bangkok and got a taxi boat over to this little island that we had to get a taxi boat over to, the beach was so nice we had sunbathe and did a bit of snorkelling and had some lunch before returning back on the taxi boat.

                         Me Bob and Andrew on the Boat to the other island 
In the evening we went for a meal, both Bob and Andrew wanted and Indian but me and Sarah wanted salads so the guys had there Indian and then we went to another restaurant and me and Sarah had our salads, we all decided on an early night so we all went back to Andrews balcony and had a few games of cards before having our first early night since we had arrived on Koh Tal,

Me and Bob went back to our bungalow and packed our bags as we were leaving early in the morning for Koh Phangnan once packed went to bed but once again ended up chatting for ages before finally going to sleep.

All in all I really enjoyed Koh Tal it was really nice and had a great time and met lots of people, the only bad thing was the Bungalow that we were staying at but you can not have everything.
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