Watch out world the Barkers are coming!
Thought I had better stop! Carry on...Or the site goes down and we loose everything. Okay so next an excrutiating 11hr journey to Koh Samui...in all five or six very small buses (11 seater) took us to and around the port to Koh Samui, not sure what happened but we were ferried back and forth to different bus stations and tour booking places, back to the organised chaos! Of course we did get our ferry and arrive on time to be shown a lovely hostel (Pearl Cabanas on Cheweng beach) by the taxi driver where we stayed for three night. It really was great, restaurant on the beach, almost in the lapping sea, fresh fish every night, even lobster (everything is ridiculously cheap!), massages on the beach over looking fishing boats and clear blue sea. A good couple of nights out, and yes we have found the 'buckets!", bit of shopping but not much else. From there we caught the Catermeran to Ko Toa were we have just completed our 4day open water dive course with Planet Scuba, recommeded to us by someone in Penang, great instructors who made it all clear to us, thank god we did the course again I had forgotten most of it from the Maldives. The diving has been first class, although still feel like I'm on a boat. Saw everything we wanted and more and the visability was amazing, 18metres deep, mucking around and having a laugh, wonderful. We have had a night out with some of the dive instuctors and met up with the people from Penang, brother and sister who went to Rugby school if you know what I mean! "Bitty Mummy!" Tonight is a big one, we had a guy filming us today underwater and they are showing the vid in the bar tonight, chears guys! There is also a party on the other beach, nothing to do tommorrow, thank god, must learn hang-overs and boats do not mix!!! Monday we are off to Koh Phangan for some sunbathing before white boy Nick goes home, then me and Dave are flying to Chang Mai in the north of Thailand for the last few weeks of our adventure!!! Love to all El and Dave