Day 3 on Koh Samui, and I am liking the island life that consumes it. Day 1 I didn't do to much, being tired from the bus ride. So I just walked around the city and got a feel for what the next 3 full days would be like.
Day 2 I had booked a tour, on the tour I went snorkeling, visiting the Angthong marine park; it was funny because while I was snorkeling another tour boat accidentally drove over a fisherman's line. Well that guy was pissed, I actually stopped snorkeling to watch him go off on this tour boat. If only I spoke Thai. After that we had lunch on another little island, where we then kayaked around a mini island. Man I hate kayaking, it wasn't really a kayak per-say, but it was so akward to sit in, my hips were as sore as my (Fl)abs. Also factor in that I had to share the boat with some dude who new no English and was wearing a speedo. Wonder why I didn't like it???
From that we went to a lookout point that had some of the steepest steps I have ever seen. Then to finish off the tour, we went to an elephant park/arc adventure. You could eiher get an elephant ride or ride an atv for 30 minute. I choice to ATV, because I figured i could ride an elephant on another day. Well the ATV ride was terriable, the track was basically someone's back yard, and lasted only 10 minutes because they only had 1
ATV for like 20 people. So I went over to see if I could see an elephant.
All that did was kinda depress me, because you here how the Thai people adore elephants, which I am sure they do. But all the elephants were locked in place with chains on their foot, with the sole purpose to make money of tourist. It reminded me of people who chain up dogs in their backyard, and then never give them the love they need/want. I was really excited on the whole elephant thing, but i didn't even want to take a picture. I'm still holding out hope that I can find a better elephant tour while in Thailand. I am sure there is one here somewhere. Oh and for those who see the tiger picture for this blog, those tigers are treated really well and have another secluded area for them to be semi-natural. Hypercritical, yeah perhaps!
So after all that I realized how those tours are great to see a lot of things easily, but in the end, they are always just trying to sell to you. Whether it's them takin you to their buddy's restaurant or if they blatantly ask you for tips at the end. I guess you gotta make a living, but i would sooner pay more for a tour that doesn't involve that. Either that or the defination of a "tip", needs to be re-defined.
I hope I'm not coming across as being to negative, but it's easier to write about the 10% of negatives, then the 90% of pluses. This is just my version of "Fox news" I guess. Plus people love negative news more than the positives, if you don't agree then your probably not a religious viewer of the local 6 o'clock news. If not I apologize for boring you.
Anyways I'm going to write about today's events in a separate blog, because there is some juicy things that happened and this blog is getting long. Wow what a teaser ... Dun dun duhhhh!!!