25th June 2007
The last few days have been overcast and a bit drizzly so not been at the beach, but not done much else really, just been reading and wandering down the stalls etc. But its still been red hot.
Yesterday was a looooong day! It started off by checking out of our bungalow at 11am to get picked up by a mini bus at 12pm. The mini bus was by far over full and as i was on the back seat, the bags from the boot were jutting in to my seat pushing it forward, so my face was nearly in my lap! Took an hour to get to the port, then had to wait half an hour, then got on the ferry which took 2 and a half hours to get to the mainland. Crossing was fine, full of schoolkids tho!? Randomness. When we got there we got on a coach, which took an hour to take us to Surat Thani which was our pickup point for the coach back to Bangkok. Had to wait there at this pathetic "cafe" place where we had a sandwich and probably ecoli as well but hey, im sure our immune systems are on top of the world at the mo! Waited for 2 hours, then an extra hour as the bus was late. It eventually arrived and the coach was full apart from the back row and 2 seats ahead. So we sat on the 2 seats, to find that they were right next to the emergency exit door which gave off a draft, and they were the squeakiest, seats that rocked like anything! Watched the film 'the senatel' then decided to try and get some kip on the back row. Although it was practically impossible as we were bumping about all over the place!! Grrrr not how i wanted to spend an 11hr coach ride. Eventually arrived in Bangkok at 5am this morning and booked into the D&D Inn again although we couldnt get to the room til 8am :( so had a wander about got some food, then went back and slept til midday. We are absolutely shattered. Got the rest of today and tomorrow and then we fly out to Singapore on the 27th.