well we finally got to koh samui!! we set off on a bus at half 9 at night called the VIP bus, we thought it was well cushy with tons of leg room and even vibrating seats. howver...we thort it was also funny that the seats reclined so they were almost like a bed, unitl the people in front actually reclined them all the way down and nearly broke our legs. they stayed like that for the whole 9 hours and we didnt sleep a wink - the thais are very inconsiderate i find even when we sighed and grunted they carried on reguardless! anyways we had a bit of a scary journey, for one, we were headin into bangkok where all the trouble is and in the middle of the night our bus got stopped and armed police came in with masks on and everything and chekd every1s faces!! very scary. also when we got into bangkok itself it was full of riot vans and police but lukjcily we jumped straight in a taxi and headed to the south bus terminal away from the chaos!
we thought we were going to have to get another overnight bus to surat thani next and sleep in the bus station all day but our luck was in bcos there was a bus stright away that we could get on at 7.30am. so off we went on another 8 hour journey to Surat Thani! managed to sleep a little on this journey but it felt very loooong and my ipod ran out of battery which sucked. finally in surat thani we could complete our last leg of the journey. we bought a boat ticket to koh samui for a tenner (big time ripped off but never mind) and by 9 o'clock we were in koh samui...with nowhere to stay...!! we got a taxi to drop us off at the busy place (chaweng beach) and went into the first plae we saw that looked cheap (moby dicks). talk about a dive, it was a dodgy apartment block and underneath it was a club so you shook in your bed at night when u tried to sleep! grrrr, unfortunately we got there to late to sort out anywhere for the next night either so we spent 2 nights there, as least it was clean. we spent our first night eating and drinking cocktails in a bar on the beach. finally sea and sand, now all we needed was daylight and sun!!
the next morning we got up and quickly got our cossies on and headed to the beach whchi was perfect!! talc sand and bath water clear and warm sea!!! amazing. spent the day tanning and subsequently, burning. oops. went to a beach party that night that was wicked met some nice irish guys and sum girls from london.
yesterday (wednesday) we moved hotels, we are now in a really nie place called penzys guesthouse. very nice lady running it and lovely place to stay. chilled all day on the beach again and then we picked up sum beers and junk from the shop and all got in bed and watched some films that the owner lent us. a very cosy and chilled evening. we are in a room with 4 beds so we are all together which is well good although hostels are still our fave!!
today we have been on the beach again all day, unfortunately its overcast but still really warm so we have been in the sea and making sandcastles hehe. finallly managed to get into an internet cafe to update this blog so you all know we are safe, know you have all been hearing about the trouble but its all sound here on our little island.
tomorrow we are leaving to go to another island called koh tao which looks amazingly chilled and we will have 6 days there so we will finally be able to settle. im sick of packing and unpacking its well annoying and my bag hardly shuts now with all the souveneirs ive bought haha oops
hopefully will find sum net cafe so i can update the blog again soon on koh tao but its pretty basic there and not many places have electric all day even! crazy but peaceful i bet. we are over half way through our thailland adventure now and i cant blieve how fast its going!!
still having lots of fun and laughter and missing you all
lots of love x xx x x x x x x x x