Price Hikes and lonesome nights

Trip Start Sep 30, 2005
Trip End Sep 01, 2006

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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Lonely, i travel across to Bangkok, and then down on a 16 hour bus and boat ride to Koh Samui. The bus was only half full, which allowed me to stretch out, and get a pretty good night sleep. That was after 3 of the worst films of all time, transporter 2, anaconda: the search for the lost stone, and the scorpion king. the first two actually made the third one look good. traveling alone feels liberating in a way, just having to make all the decisions, although there lays the downside to. it's only 4 weeks.

samui, and particular chewang where i'm staying is very expensive (comparatively), so i'm in the cheapest place near the water, dingy little hut. it's a real holiday resort feel, and development is rife. i went for a stroll to find this school that i'll be studying in. i think it'll be good for me to be out about, so i'm walking. getting hotter, get a little lost, maybe an hours walking (there was definitely a pint of john smiths in there somewhere). i find the sign for the place, so i start walking into the jungle (ish) up steep inclines, unfortunatly there is no sign to my place, so i walk for maybe 40 mins to the top to some other place called the jungle club, you know you've been pushing yourself hard, when your trousers are drenched in sweat. that's imagery. anyway the guy at the top gives me a lift to the bottom, where the school is. unfortunately it's closed. i sulk, and get a TAXI back to town. then i hire a bike for a month.

the island is pretty and very over developed, and i've been taking it easy, having a swim, getting nervous about grammar. having a few drinks at night, fighting off the lady boys who hound me when i stumble home at 2am. they don't want anything, they just want to sleep next to me, how comforting. where's kate when i need her. yesterday i met the teacher when i drove up to the school again, and he set my mind at ease (only a little). so tomorrow back to school, i've brought my pens and paper! hmmmm. That's Mr. Mills or sir to you!
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mills01480 on

Brave son of mine !
Danny, I think you are really going to enjoy doing this, Kate is off doing her own thing for a few weeks, and you will do really well, once you get over the first just relax and enjoy the whole experience.

Love, Dad

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