Koh Chang i Thailand

Trip Start Nov 19, 2007
Trip End Dec 13, 2007

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Jepp. Sihanoukville er en by i stor utvikling det er hvertfall sikkert og visst. Det bygges i alle retninger, Sokha kjeden skal bygge to svaere hoteller til i Sihanoukville. Saa om noen aar er nok alle hippie-barene nedover Occheutal beach omgjort til ordinaere syden sjapper. Faar bare haape at kokken paa hippiestedet vi var hin dagen faar seg en jobb der maten hennes blir satt pris paa.
Forflyttet meg til Thailand i lopet av tirsdagen. Tirsdag morgen satte jeg, Rune og Bente oss paa bussen som skulle ta oss til Koh Chang i Thailand. Billetten kostet meg 29 dollar, ca. 180 norske kroner. Veien her var tidligere i daarlig forfatning men Thailand har traatt stottende til og veien er naa asfaltert og det bygges broer over 4 elvelop som man i dag maa krysse med smaa, hjemmesnekrede ferger. 3 smaa baater ved siden av hverandre og en plattform paa tvers over saa faar man faktisk med seg baade buss og alle passasjerene. En kiosk var det ogsaa plass til. Motoren er en hjemmesnekret paahengs. Funker fint det. Vi satt selvsagt ikke inne i bussen under overfarten.

Er naa paa ferieparadis-oyen Koh Chang i Thailand. Var paa elefant riding igaar. Fikk vaere med aa bade elefantene. Satt paa ryggen og skrubbet. Ble litt skeptisk da elefanten begynte aa klo seg mot steiner, var litt redd for foten min da. Men det gikk bra. Ikke mye HMS tankegang her nede gitt. Blir her til sondag og tar litt god, gammeldags badeferie.

Sihanoukville is a city where I expect big changes in near future. They are building new hotels all over the city, Soukha is building two more big hotel complexes in this city. So all the hippie-bars will soon be ordinary places like you find in typical tourist places in south-Europe. I just hope the chef from the hippie-place we went to the other day will have work somewhere her cooking will be appreciated.
Have moved from Cambodia to Thailand. The bus ticket had a total cost of 29 dollars form Sihanoukville to Koh Chang in Thailand. The roads to the border was very bad earlier, but now they have been paved so we did not jump up and down all the way - lucky as we are :-) Thailand is actually helping Cambodia building this road and 4 bridges over the rivers which we had to cross by ferry. Very homemade ferries. Three boats lieing beside eachother, plattform on top and there is room for the bus and all it's passengers. There is even room for a small shop on board. The motor is also very homemade, but the thing works, thats the main thing here. Off course we did not sit inside the bus when crossing the river. But it was all ok. HSE thinking is not a big thing down here.
I am now at the holidayparadise-island Koh Chang. Yesterday I went elephant trekking. We even got to bathe with the elephants. When I sat on top of one of them , scrubbing away, it started scratching here leg against a rock, I was a bit scared she would do harm to my leg then, but in the end she didn't.  I will stay here until sunday for some old fashioned holiday, sunbathing and swimming in the sea with hundreds of other tourists.
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