Those Damn Monkeys!!!
Trip Start Jan 25, 2011
14Trip End Feb 21, 2011
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I could hear him that night, he must have been big since I could hear his tail hitting the side of the walls from my bed, I rigged up a string to keep the bathroom door kept really tightly shut. Luckily he only liked to come out at night, so I made sure not to drink a lot of water before bed so I could avoid having to go in there. Are you impressed Michael? Lol, yes I can handle roughing it, but could do without sleeping with a giant lizard in the next room
So the next morning it was off to my next island Ko Libong. I knew very little about this island, expect, besides its rather large size, it was very underdeveloped, and had only three resorts to stay at on the whole island, sounds quaint.
So about 10 of us were waiting for the ferry to pass by out at sea, and at this time they would call ashore (everyone has cell phones) and then a long tail boat would take us to the ferry. That’s how it works, a boat to a boat, when there is no pier. It ended up that I was the only one going to Ko Libong, was that a good or a bad thing? Either way, I was on my own. So once the ferry made a pit stop in Hat Yao, I was to walk about 100 meters to another pier and take another long tail boat to my next island. This was one of those, the boats leave when they have enough people, and it was all local Chow lay people. So here I sat, with a nice group of locals, who welcomed me like I was their own. Eventually a boat had enough people to leave, in the meantime I had the best handmade crepe for only 10 baht (30 cents)
After arriving I hired a motor bike taxi with a side car, perfect for a backpack, and a women with a one week old baby rode with me to other side of the island while I held her umbrella over her while we rode protecting her, and her baby from the sun, ( see , Sarah.. I’m nice to kids!) Thais do not like to get sun, it makes them look like they are laborers, and they want to be super white like us! And we want to come here and come home nice and tan! Go figure.
My bungalow is cute, and rustic, but with flair
The crowd here is a little older, and not a bucket in site. The lights go out at 10, which is fine because I’m usually ready to call it a day by then and back in my bungalow, I know I’m just a crazy girl! So on this Island you are surrounded by lots of nature. So many different species of birds, they make the most beautiful sounds. On the other island it was the giant lizard keeping me up at night, on this island, it’s the damn monkeys. They sleep during the day, and play all night long in the trees right outside my bungalow, I think they might be worse than the partiers on Koh phi Le with their buckets, because at least they passed out eventually! These monkeys are up at night, until mid morning before they decide to call it a day. They swing and play from tree to tree, and love to yell at each other, they are pretty cute though.
Days here are simple, I spent most of day just collecting shells along the beach, and there are tons here
Cost for the Day…
Bungalow -$ 25
Transportation- (Ferry ride) -$23 (almost as much as my bungalow!)
Food - $10 (breakfast not included)
It’s hard to always stay in budget when the ferries cost so much sometimes. The next island I’m staying for a while so that will definitely keep down the costs!