We had booked a hostel on the island of Koh Samui so once off the train we would need to take a bus to the port, a ferry to Koh Samui and then another bus to the hostel. By this point we were knackered! We got off the train and hoped someone would be at the station selling tickets to get to the island as we didn't pay in advance as we were quoted 500B each (£10) and thought we'd get it cheaper on the day. Thankfully we were right and bought tickets to take us to the port, on the ferry and to the hotel for 380B each (£7.60). We saved money which is always a good thing.
The ferry crossing was awesome, such amazing scenery of just ocean as far as the eye can see with the odd uninhabited island along the way. It's a shame the ferries pump out so much pollution.
We arrived at our hostel at 2pm, put our bags away and went for a walk along the beach. It was nice to see a beach full of activities and bars so we got some food and people watched - one of my favourite things to do.
We headed back to the hostel for a nap in our 14 bed dorm. The good thing about hostels is that surprisingly the dorm rooms are quiet as often there is always someone sleeping. This time it was quite funny as it seemed like the whole dorm was taking a nap. I've told you before travelling is tiring haha.
After our nap, we went out into the town to find some food for tea. We stumbled across a food market which is one of my favourite things in Asia not just because of the food but there is always a great atmosphere. It's like a food court with stalls around the outside and seating in the middle. There was music playing, fairy lights everywhere, the smell of delicious cheap food and the sound of people enjoying themselves.
We then headed back to the hostel for some drinks in the bar. I bought some Coca Cola and got my vodka out and Mark bought some beers - we were sorted for the night.