Lets take this gig global!!
Well hello to you all. Unfortunately we had to leave Li Peh in the end but it turned out ok as we have just spent 3/4 awesome days on Koh Phan Ngan. On leaving Lipeh we got upgraded to the speedboat which was a bonus (and another experience I hadnt done yet!) then after many buses later we got to Surithani with a few hours to kill as we decided to catch the night ferry to the island. We ended up having an amazing meal at the 'Lucky Restaurant' and the cheapest so far in Thailand (almost India cheap!!) and the night ferry itself was good fun as its basically like one big slumber party with matresses lining the floors and bodies everywhere. We also bumped into Anna and Sarah who we last saw in Goa, India so that was nice to catch up. So after leaving Li Peh we were sunbathing on Phan Ngan by 10am the next morning which wasnt too bad going!! After some advice from others on the boat we headed straight for Bottle Beach in the north east which was gorgeous. We stayed at Smile and finally had a descent hut, (it was more like a little house!!) and met some great people and had real nice weather too so managed to proper bronze up on my Thai Tan. We only spent three nights there but it felt like weeks and we were kind of gutted to leave in the end but its good that Asia ended on a high. We managed to get a ticket for the overnight train from Surithani to get back to Bangkok which was really good and again another good chance to meet people and with full on beds it was easy to sleep all the way (for me anyway!) The only downer was getting in at 5:30am this morning so you'll have to excuse the lack of banter in this update as I'm bloody knackered!! We have a few hours to kill here in BK before our flight at 4pm. Yep, our time in Asia has come to an end I'm afraid. I'm pretty gutted to be honest with you but you've gotta look on the bright side....at least we're not going home!! Next stop AUSTRALIA baby!!! So real pumped for that aswell. We arrive in Melbourne at 5:30am Monday morning so after sleeping for about a week I'll let you all know how its going. Anyways heres my last update from Asia :-( See you down under! Dan