Monday, February 21, 2011

One Night In Thailand

So we are back in Bangkok for our final night in Thailand. It feels like a long time since we were last here, and also strangely enough it felt like we were coming home. To the madness of the Koh San Road!
We went to the lovely island of Koh Tao first where tc was learning to get her Scuba license. It is a really chilled out place, one that I will think of with fond memories. The beaches are paradise, and had just the right amount of bronzed bodies to make it feel private, yet with a good atmosphere. I say bronzed, I do not include yours truly here who reflected the sun like a freshly polished mirror. Sigh!
We moved on then to Koh Phangan, for the full moon party. I was a bit worried that the island would be filled with people that you will soon see on 'Thailand Uncovvvvvered', and while there ws no shortage of them, we had a great time at the party. We had made friends with a lovely group of Welsh people and just danced our lil socks (flip flops) off. The next day however we paid for it getting back to Bangkok on planes, trains and automobiles. With sore heads. Worth it though! While in Koh Phangan, we also went to see a marine national park - this included seing the Lagoon that inspired the film 'The Beach' and we also went kayacking around the Gulf. A highlight, and one that comes highly recommended.
So on my final night in this weird and wonderful place I leave you with a short (but unfinished!) list of things I have learned about Thailand;

- A hotel room does not neccessarily means it comes with a toilet
- A toilet does not neccessarily mean anything other than a hole in the ground
- The people here try to rip you off at every available opportunity
- The people here are really gracious, spiritual and friendly at the same time
- There is no sweat like Thai sweatin'
- The beaches are truely paradise on earth
- Worth it.

Next stop, Oz. Watch out Sydney...

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