So a six hour boat journey should just about get us there. I'm really looking forward to getting to Koh lipe as it's the most undeveloped island. It's in a national park and this island is the only one they can build on. The surrounding islands have nothing on at all. I think you can camp on them but there's no guest houses, hotels, shops and very few people. During the boat journey i fell asleep on the top deck without sunscreen on. I have done this before in Cambodia but obviously i still haven't learnt my lesson. I woke feeling like a crisp. I was so burnt all over, even my eye lids. By this time the damage was done and we had arrived in Koh lipe. We had a quick search for a guest house and got one. We was staying on the main beach called pattaya. There are very few concrete buildings here in Koh lipe. I think we stayed in the only one. Everything else is bamboo huts, bars and shops, everything. We went for a quick walk along the other beach and to see what we are in for. This island is beautiful, so peaceful and no western influence to bleaken it. The very few tourists are not your usual loud mouths backpackers. Everyone here appreciates the island for what it is and hopefully it will continue. Long beach isn't as clean as Pattaya as it's next to the local houses. Round the corner however is probably the best beach i have ever seen in my life. With hardly a sole on there, white sand and the clearest water you could ever find. Here is perfect. Ultimate paradise. You can look over the sea to the Tauranto island which has nothing there but trees and beaches. After taking in this breathtaking beach we headed through the jungle to find the jungle bar, which is a restaurant recommended in the lonely planet and also sun set beach. Well we had missed sunset and now were stuck in the jungle with no lights or torch surrounded by trees and blackness. Luckily we found a way out back to pattaya beach. We decided to get some food and here we had met some bloke from Montenegro, but who lives in Germany. He sat telling us about how he went to malaysia with his friends but was refussed entry as he was from Montenegro. Up unitl 2008 it was Serbia and Montenegro but now there two seperate countries. It use to be known as Yugoslavia and thats what his passport says but it no longer applies to the Montenegro's. Only three countruies are refused entry to Malaysia, Isreal, Afghanastan and Montenegro. He was a nice lad son we hung out with him for the nights. He new the area as he had been there a few nights so he took us to some bars.
Today we had booked a snorkelling and island trip. We got up at 9 30 for it and set off straight away. Our first snorkel site wasn't that great. The next on was really good for seeing coral. All of it was still living which is a bit of a rarity. Our first island was a little pebble island with some supersticious story about it saying if you take the stones you will have bad luck until it's returned , things will happen to your family and you will have a painful death. Best not to take a stone, eh. The next island was a natural park one and you had to pay to enter. Nothing here except for some dude selling tickets, a hut and a picnic area. There was also a couple of tents. We had lunch and then took a stroll along the deserted beach. Another paradise place. Maybe my second best beach i have seen. The snorkelling here was good to but i had blisters from my fins so i couldn't wear them which made it hard swimming in the current. Off we went to another island which was nice too. Great snorkelling as there was so many varieties of tropical fish to see. One more stop in the middle of the sea and then we returned home. After some sleep and internet it was time to go back out to some bars. We met our mate again and spent most of it in the reggae bar. Funny bar staff and a good vibe here to. I got chatting to some bloke who had just come back from oz with his girlfriend. They had been living there for six years and decided to return to the England. Don't know why though. However, it turned out he was from Copthorne and use to hate playing football against Horsted Keynes. We had quite a lot in common both being from the same area and comparing football story . Also a lot of stories about Martines.
Today was to be our final day here as we was leaving for Langkawi, Malaysia. Before we left we met up again with Nick and Neal. We had a quick bite and then arranged to meet up again in Langkawi.
Feels like i'm leaving something behind moving on from Thailand. Thailand in general is an amazing offering plenty to all sorts of people. It's surrounded by beautiful clear waters, lush green jungles and generally great people. After being here i have a different prospective on thailand. I still think it's amazing beautiful but it's slightly dampened by tourism in my eyes. I know i'm another tourist living a dream but i think there must be too many dreamers then. Surely not. I will not miss the lady boys, that's for sure. By the end of it i was sick to death of seeing, being bumped in to by them and eyed up. I'm not a homophobe as i except it in today's society. Something's are just wrong and that's a huge one for me. Also Fat old german\ American men with young thai girls on there arm. Most of them i doubt are twenty years old. Wake up and smell the coffee dude's, there only after your money. They don't like having sex with you. Your just a fat, sweaty loser with a lack of morals and a very shallow sole. I hope they drain every single penny out of you. There nothing wrong with having a thai girlfriend but maybe one who's not the same as your grandchildren.
Time to rock in Malaysia.