Friday, February 9, 2007

Ko Tao, Ko Lanta

We spent another night in Ko tao after and we went scuba diving the following morning. It was just a 50 minute dive but it was amazing. Saw loads. Other than that that pretty much sitting the shade just relaxing trying to avoid too much of a sunburn with the odd bit of snorkelling thrown in. The day after I got a great bit of snorkelling when I swam into a school of fish. At least I think that's what it's called.

This led to 24 hours of hell. We were going Ko Tao --> Surat Thani --> Krabi --> Ko Phi Phi. First leg was by night boat which left at 9 at night and they had almost double booked this. On this they had beds either side with a gap about shoulder width in between where people could walk past. I was "lucky" enough to get a spot in this walkway so I had a smelly foot in both ears. Lovely. Then we got to Surat Thani on time but because the donkeys in the Udomrat office delayed us leaving by 2 hours we missed our connecting ferry in Krabi to Ko Phi Phi. This kind of strangely worked out as Ko Phi Phi was chocabloc and we found a place in Ko Lanta instead. We got a lovely place with a hut nearly on the beach. Didn't do much the first day but we went into the port town, Sipadan last night and got lovely barbequed fish. Today we rented a moped and toured round the island. It was beautiful. This island was actually hit by the tsunami and they have all these evacuation procedures now.

omorrow we're hitting for Ko Phi Phi and hopefully we'll pick up accomodation and if not we'll head on to Phuket. We have a flight from here to Kuala Lumpur on the 12th anyway. Send on any feedback you have over the match in San Marino. Hope all is well. Sweating here in Ko Lanta at 7.30 at night.

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