Couch Surf Ko Phangan
Trip Start Jun 13, 2008
51Trip End May 25, 2009
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is a website that was set up to enable people who are travelling to meet local people and stay with them to learn more about their lives... It's a great way to meet people, and even though we were members before, we never got round to trying it... Mike always raved about the people he met doing it, so we thought we'd give it a try... We had a search for available couches on the island and came across a Canadian guy called Ryan, who was house sitting for someone else... we sent him a message, and hey-presto! He came and met us off the boat and took us back to his place...
His place was amazing... a beautiful little bungalow right on the water on the west side of the island.... he even gave us his double bed and opted to sleep in his hammock on the porch instead - legend!! We decided the first thing we should do was cook our new host a meal, so we headed off to the market and got some ingredients, then cooked up a bit of pasta and had a good old chat over a beer :)
So we went and found a place to stay in town (you never want to be at someone else's house when you're sick...) and set Tom up in bed... Every morning I would go down to the shops and buy a 5 litre bottle of water and snacks and take them back to Tom, and he would read and sleep and rest... and he got much better pretty quickly :) It was a real shame for him because it was some of our last beach time and he wasn't allowed near the beach, but he took it fairly well :)
After about a week he was all better and we took another ferry back to the main land to join a liveaboard dive trip across the Similans... more on that next time!!
Where I stayed