Another one of those days....12 hours travelling
Trip Start Jan 01, 2010
81Trip End Mar 04, 2011
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Chan Cha Lay
Then we had to change to another boat at Phangan and it was packed so no stretching out. Just listened to music and tried to not stand up too much as I was getting dizzy from my ears. Then as we get to Samui it starts to piss it down with rain - first time in 3 weeks and then we get the lovely wet dog smell as everyone comes below deck with wet clothes
When we docked at Surathani it was chaos with millions people hanging around no-one saying when or where to go to different destinations. I met a couple of English girls but they were so negative I limited my exposure. They obviously hated Asia and were being pretty rude to the Thais and moaning constantly. Finally we got a bus after everyone left. There was a 'toilet' onboard which were 2 buckets. When we eventually stopped there was a queue for the girls toilets a mile long and the guy kept hooting as if to drive off. The internal dilemma of explode from the litre of water I had drunk or risk being left behind. They did begrudgingly wait for everyone in the end.
Again stress getting off at the other end at yet another bus station at night. Although it was slightly easier as I had prebooked my accomodation and the bus was filled with travellers so I didn't stick out as much. It all felt like it worked out with the taxi and hostel and dinner. Relief!