Well I really don't have alot to say about Koh Tao as I saw next to nothing of the island...so little we've had to come back again (I'm writing this 3-03-10 and we have just arrived again) so I will update you once I've seen a bit more.
We arrived in the afternoon at the small pier of Koh Tao. To get off the ferry you had to walk down this bridge which was nearly vertical and ruler thin, it was rather scary! Anyway we hopped in a taxi and as we didn't have anywhere to stay asked the driver to take us somewhere. The first place he dropped us was Sairee Cottages, right on Sairee beach. We were lucky we got a room straight away which was luxury compared to Koh Phangan! It was really cloudy that afternoon, Siobhan went to check out the beach and I just lay on the bed and read all afternoon. That night we went out for something to eat. Koh Tao is beautiful. And so chilled as well, there's loads of good live music not just the generic r&b mix cd that most clubs play! We went and got some food and beers and saw jugs of cocktails were on offer so got one of those too. We got chatting to a dive instructor from essex, the first Englishman we had met in ages! And he told us some good places to go. We settled on a bar with live music and got ourselves a couple of buckets each. Siobhan had vodka and lemonade. I foolishly had vodka and redbull (apparently the redbull they have here is ilegal in England!) we got talking to a swedish guy and his friends, then had another bucket. Now the night gets very hazey after that, I may or may not have had another bucket. I managed to lose my flipflops in the first bar we went to. After that we ended up at some beach bar where I managed to misplace my bag! Finally got home around 6.30am and crashed into bed. The next day I was gutted to remember about my bag. I went back and got it back everything in tact apart frm my camera and phone. So I have NO pictures now for the whole of Thailand : ( I felt so sorry for myself and so hungover that I crawled back in to bed and stayed there the entire day! That night we only made it as far as the restaraunt at our bungalows when we we just sitting and Siobhan dropped her camera on the table, and it broke!! So we have NO camera or working phone between us or any photographic evidence of Thailand!! We have actually bought a disposable one now which makes us look like we are living in the 80's but it's safer given that we can't hold on to cameras for more than a few weeks! I was so wrecked I was back in bed by 8pm. The next morning we headed off to Koh Samui still feeling rather ill and camera-less... x x x