Nothing much...just checking in!
Trip Start Jun 26, 2007
22Trip End Aug 14, 2007
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supposed to be excellent snorkeling...right from the beach. There are three main islands off
the Eastern shore of Thailand. Samui is the largest and most developed and the furthest south. Heading North is Phangnan - which is a "backpacker paradise" and host to monthly full moon parties for the hip crowd - basically a HUGE rave on the beach. The party is actually tomorrow and we are taking all precautions to avoid it. Koh Tao is the smallest of the three islands and famous for scuba diving and snorkeling. During peak season, some places won't let you stay unless you scuba. We will be staying at the View Point Bungalows - a recommendation from our great friends Becky and Eric who were just here in December
To the delight of the Nepalese tailors...Allen purchased a suit!! Please see the photos. It was a four day affair with numerous fittings. It looks great and the price was right (under $100). yay!
So, what else have we been doing? Well, we went to a butterfly garden, tiger zoo, aquarium, snake show and crocodile farm. Well, we went to these places, but we didn't actually go in. With so many free things to do, we have a hard time paying ridiculous entrance fees. We really just love to ride the scooter. Al is going tomorrow morning - before he has to turn in the bike - to make his final island loop. Apparently, there is some sort of speed record he is trying to beat. I'll let him have his fun as he can go faster without the added cargo.
From the pics you can see that we went to visit the big golden Buddha. Very cool!
Al's got some great stories and I tried to get him to write tonight...but he claims he is "tired". Hopefully, you will all get something tomorrow.