Updates from South East Asia!
ARGH! Why do bad things happen to good people eh?Ive just spent over an hour writing an update to you lovely lot and when i clicked to post it, it deleted the whole bloody lot!Grrr....I've fixed myself a lovely cool G&T, taken a deep breath and here we go again... Well we are officially back in Koh Pha Ngan!YEY! I love this place. Can you tell?I begrudgingly dragged myself out of bed this morning to pack (Ive perfected the art of packing now by the way. It takes me 10 mins. Oh, not because I'm now a seasoned traveller and have become super organised or anything, but because I'm past caring about or pretending that there is any sort of order to my backpack and am therefore perfectly happy to shove everything in there randomly and hope to God that my toothpaste doesn't explode all over my clothes or my insect repellent leak into my cereal. Tasty.), grab a veggie burger from the local bar and then check out and head for the ferry. It's only 40 minutes on the ferry to Koh Pha Ngan so before we knew it we were back home again! Well, kinda, you know what i mean. After i last wrote (yesterday?) we decided to see a bit of Koh Samui island so we'd feel less guilty about seeing nothing more than the beach on our doorstep, the bar on our doorstep and the room we were staying in. So, we decided to go cultural and went to see Big Buddha (as you do) which is fairly self-explanatory really-it's a statue of Buddha and it's a fair size. (Although how cultural can exploring a tropical island via air-conditioned taxi really be?I'm so ashamed.) There was a temple type thing attached as well which i hadn't realised... That morning i had literally just put on the coolest clothes i own (temperature wise that is, not cool as in wicked-i don't own any of those) which consisted of a white floaty mini skirt and a bleu backless,off the shoulder, one-sleeved top. Perhaps needless to say, the individuls who had come to pay homage to their God and the Buddhist monks didn't appear to be mightily impressed with my clobber...Slightly embarassing, especially as there were signs everywhere asking you to please be respectful to their beliefs and to dress modestly.Dave was trying to yank the sleeve of my top up and sort of spread it out to cover my shoulder but since my entire back and most of my legs were on display it wasn't a fat lot of help really. Oops.Classic temple faux pas. We did go to another temple after but we sort af scurried around, discreetly taking a few photos and trying to look as little offensive as i possibly could. I'll pray for forgiveness. Back to Koh Pha Ngan, its the Half Moon party tonight (honestly, any excuse...) which should be really wicked because it won't be as manic and overpopulated as the Full Moon party but there'll still be loadsa people dancing barefoot in the sand and watching the sunrise, sipping vodka buckets...ah, don't it paint a pretty picture?Anyways, my curry's ready so speak soon, loadsa love Jessxx