We found out from someone on the bus that this was the "dodgiest border crossing in Thailand". We didn't really understand why until we got stopped leading up to it about 5 times by armed policemen that wanted to see our passports. I assume it was because they would have fined us on the spot it we had gone over our visa. Good job we hadn't, they had loads of guns, it was pretty scary!
Charlie & Gems Tour
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We came to Railay on a tip from a girl we met on a boat to Koh Lanta. She said that it was really peaceful, compared to Koh Phi Phi. It was a lovely bay, with tall limestone cliffs on either side & you can walk through to another beach on the opposite side. We went on a sunset snorkelling trip, the visability was a bit rubbish but the best thing about it was a night swim. In the water there is something called Phospherous (probably spelt that wrong!) but ...
Another couple of days relaxing on a beach in Koh Lanta. Someone recommended a place called Railay to us on the boat over so we are heading there today for our last couple of days in Thailand. Then moving onto Malaysia, our 6th Country!
Now we are in Koh Phi Phi. We don't think it is the paradise island it's made out to be! It is nice, its a small island with no cars or motorbikes (we've since 2!) so we had to lug our bags to the otherside of the island to our hotel. The whole place is just restaurants, shops & bars. There's nothing else here apart from things for tourists & the only Thais here are the ones that work here. This side of Thailand was hit by the Tsunami & everything...
We had to come back to Phuket from the Similan Islands to go to Patong to get our visas extended for another week so that we can go to Phi Phi & Koh Lanta before we head down for Malaysia.