Another Island Paradise
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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At the ferry dock we met our helpful friend from the travel agents who has sorted accommodation on Ko Lanta for us and is coming on the ferry to book our boat tickets to Langkawi. Even touts in Thailand are incredibly friendly and helpful. This guy has got us tickets for exactly the same price we saw online and spent ages ringing round checking out the bike situation
On the ferry we bumped into yet more incredibly friendly New Zealanders who happened on their way to Langkawi for a wedding. They were suffering the after effects of a stag do and several heavy nights out but still made for entertaining chat on the scenic voyage. They were convinced Mikey was Australian, he must get a hair cut and stop looking like such a hairy hippy.
On arrival we pedalled out of the ferry terminal with lots of taxi drivers having a giggle offering us lifts. The 3 miles to the resort were plenty for today, its insanely hot again and my tyre is once again FLAT!!! That makes 7 from the same cause.
The resort our friend has brought us to is amazing, our room is rubbish, but incredibly cheap and with a white sand beach and loungers by a sparkling pool who needs to be in the room? We dived straight into the sea before a burger (Fat Mike) and a spicy papaya salad (Polly) overlooking the beach. The huge miles of the last few days seem like a distant dream – that is until I sat in a deck chair and fell straight to sleep
I’ve just woken up to find Mikey’s finished all the other blogs and we can now upload the backlog. Tonight looks like a Thai massage by the beach then our last Thai meal before Malaysia tomorrow – heaven…
Just had the Thai massage lying on a platform over the beach watching the sunset – loved it. I did scream a little bit at one point when she elbowed my thigh muscle – tried to explain about the cycling but she didn’t really get it. Everything perfect except have just seen my bike now has a flat front tyre – that makes 8. What’s going on?