Trip Start Oct 01, 2007
99Trip End May 07, 2008
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Kho Tao looked immediately nicer and had a lot more charm, similar to Phi Phi, and a lot more reasonably priced rooms. We stayed at Ban's diving resort where one of the pools was jammed with trainee scuba divers most of the day. It turned out Ban's had a restaraunt and a 24 hour shop too. Kinda like small town Ireland where 3 families own the whole town it seemed at first bu on further inspection of the rest of the area we stayed in there was a lot more then just Ban's.
We spent three days here chilling out, snorkelling, drinking and eating well. At night we lazed about on loungers and beach beds enjoying the views of the fire artists (people playing with fire ropes and the like) and the enormous array of colourful lighting and candles along the beach. It was as relaxing as a lavender bath and something I reckon Lou and Carol needed to recharge the batteries a little. At one of the beach bars, late on around 2am, a group of fellas came out onto the beach with ropes and sticks and stuff. The began by swinging and throwing flaming sticks and ropes about like majorettes in a marching band. Then the began playing limbo with a flaming stick with plenty of punters joining in from the bar. And before th night was out people were jumping through flaming hoops and over flaming skipping ropes. Some of them, as Tony put it, using their heads as a brake. Very entertaining.