Updates from South East Asia!
The photo is actually relevant this time as Im looking at this beach at sunset as i write! At least i think it is... Well, that was an eventful journey...We are finally in Krabi after about 10 hours of travelling. We got up at 5:30am this morning (I know!) to catch a taxi at about 5:50am to Thong Sala, 2.5 hr Ferry to Donsak, 1 hr coach to Surat Thani, taxi to waiting area, taxi back to "bus station", then as we were promised a double decker VIP air conditioned coach we of course got a people carrier for another 3 hrs to Krabi central then another taxi to the beach and a longboat ride to Railay East Beach where we're staying. Phew! The most eventful part was by far the longboat ride to the beach. Well, no, actually it came just before the longboat ride. We were supposed to get a boat from one beach but the tide was out so there was no sea for the boats to sail on, minor problem, so we relocated to the next beach through a jungley path swamped in muddy bogs which i managed to lose my flip flop in and had to fish around blindly with my hand in the mud to find it whilst trying to keep my balance with my backpack threatening to topple me.Joy. Then we walked along the pier at which point i said to Dave "This is not going to go well, trying to get in and out of a little boat with my backpack on and my heavy hangbag is not going to work." "Ah, itÂ¨ll be fine" says Dave...I was waiting to get on the boat Dave had just chucked his bag on and was about to climb in when muggins here takes a step down, not realising said steps were caked in thick green slime, and slid down the remaining two steps in front of the boatful of people. In a skirt which was then coated in green slime. Hmm, dignified. To make matters worse as i had my backpack on i couldnt stand up. Dave was like "Come on Jess, get up" and i was just sat there limply going "I cant".Dave had to take my handbag while i wrestled with my backpack in the slime to try to regain my balance, and my flip flops which had decided they were gonna make a run for it into the sea. Meanwhile the boatful of people watch, and laugh. The captain however, clicks his tongue and helpfully stares out to sea and his message couldnt be clearer, "Tsk, tourists..." Once i managed to haul myself into the boat i tried to laugh it off with the surrounding strangers and pretended not to notice as my hand throbbed and dripped with blood...I dont like little boats. Or slimy rocks. I have a long history of not getting on with slimy rocks as Jamie will remember well from when i slipped on some last year in Fiji...I really should learn to pay more attention.Ah well, you live and learn. Hope you are all well and happy, gonna go now because the internet is very pricey here and ive got to go finish taking out my braids as ive only done half so far and as Daves giggles keep reminding me, i look ridiculous.Loadsa love Jessxxx