So today was a story of rushes, one successful and one not so successful...
Let's start with our plan.. We have decided to head straight to koh phangan, and come back for khao sok. So today we went to see erawan falls in the national park. The day kicked off in the manner it was to continue.. We ordered breakfast and didn't get what we ordered and then ordered again and they tried to charge us for both.. Not having any of that we refused to pay, checked out and left for the bus.. The guide book said there was a bus at 9.40 giving enough time to catch the bus back later and explore the park.. We got there in time but no bus till 10.30.. Do we go? I decide we should.. So within two hours we were there, and wearing proper shoes we trudged through the mud and got to waterfall number 5 of 7 about 2 km in.. And decided to go for a swim.. But the pool was completely full of massive sucky fish (like the foot spa places except massive) we got our feet sucked and our hands too.. A very cheap pedicure! I did not like it however and will not be going back for more.. I am a massive chicken and wouldn't put my foot in for more than a second before flinging it out and screaming like a girl (written for ashley by milly). Anyway, we had a lot of fun, but once we got our watch had stopped so we had no idea of the time.. So we started bolting towards the bus stop.. After slipping and sliding (almost to our doom) we reached a checkpoint and I decided I needed to run to catch it.. On the way I saw two macaques up really close :) what a treat.. Finally, hot and sweaty I reached the terminal to find we were a few minutes too late.. The bus had left!! Not good news!! We had to now wait until 4 which made getting to Bangkok tonight in time for the Surat Thani bus a tricky task.. We decided food was a good option.. We asked for basil pork and papaya salad.. We received a cabbage salad and a hairy raw pork basil dish.. We refused to pay, didn't eat and left.. Once back at the guest house we collected our laundry and bags and hopped on a motorbike taxi to the station.. We are currently on a bus headed to Bangkok that is supposed to arrived at 8, but with 50 km to go and only 30 minutes we are not sure how true that will be.. Only time will tell!! I hope to be putting this up tomorrow afternoon, having had our success, sitting in our beach bungalow on koh phangan ... Fingers tightly crossed and all nails have been bitten accordingly!!