Back in Trat we said our sad goodbyes to Laura and Gavin as they were heading for Vietnam to meet her sister. We have travelled together for almost a month, we never would have guessed that it would have worked out like that back in Malaysia when we first met! Anyway alone once again and we made our way back to Trat and to decide how the next few week are going to go. As we did, Trat is somewhere that people pass through and never really stay and appreciate this relaxed and friendly place. We checked back into Ban Jaidee where we originally started with the lovely owner happy to see us again and settled nicely back into Trat life... maybe a little too well. We visited our favourite cafe every day for either breakfast (amazing scrambled egg and homemade bread) or dinner (spaghetti carbonara or homemade pizza anything with garlic bread) as long as there was a mango lassie involved we were happy. There was a local fair in the week selling all manner of kitsch housewares, clothes and yummy food, we even vowed to come back next year to get some of the gorgeous wooden furniture. There was a couple from France staying here who had the same problem a few years ago and now they come back every year as friends of the owner. We all sat together while the owner taught us to make chilli paste and shared her amazing curry, none of this helped instigate a desire to leave. Up to this point me and Kev had been disgustingly healthy for at least 2 weeks this would not do so caught a bug to get us back to normal, this kept us here a few more days. We even tried using the excuse we were waiting for our Cambodian visa but they were unusually organised and we had it within a few hours. So after 10 days of trying desperately not to leave we had run out of reasons to stay but thankfully lots of reasons to come back.