Friday, June 19, 2009

Flying by seat of our fisherman's pants

So after a 14 hour overnight train we finally found ourselves in Surat Thani, where we were panning to take a bus to Krabi and go from there. A quick note about the train, it was a sleeper, which really wasn't that bad sense you got your own little bed with a curtain, although we envisioned our own little room, it was more the entire train was one room. Still, a woman came around and took food orders and when you were ready someone came around and transformed your seats into a bed and we snuggled in for the night. The bathroom was pretty gross, which was not surprising, and the toilet was just a hole that went all the was through the train onto the tracks, which was pretty humerus.

When we got into the train station however, our bus driver told us it was raining there and so our plans quickly changed. We decided to stay on the bus which was taking us to Ko Samiu, the bigger of the three islands in the gulf. Camille and I have been to the other two islands so we decided to check this one out too. So far its nice, although a little crowded. We are on Hat Lami, and beach that is supposedly not the most crowded, but we might move to the "Big Buddah" beach on the north end of the island, which is more layed back and close to the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan, our favorite island last time.

If there is one thing that's important to know about traveling is you have to be ok with changing plans at the last minute. Of course that's something which I already knew but was quickly reminded when we decided to take a rout about 200 miles different than planned. And I can say it was a great decision because it's 95 degrees and sunny and we have a bungalow with air conditioning for about $9 each. After all that traveling it's really nice just to sit on a beach and do absolutely nothing... well aside from getting a massage...twice.

All in all the first few days were a bit long and uncomfortable but now that we're here we are all happy and beginning to get bronzed. ahhh. On that note I need to get to the beach, I have a Chang and green curry calling my name...

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