Super Long day of travel
Trip Start Nov 18, 2008
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pat and she purred a lot. Walked to little shop and bought some snacks and water for the long journey ahead and filmed the walk back from the lobby to our bungalows and took a few more photos of the beach. Packed up rest of things checked the room. Called porter and checkedout. Dude came to pick us up just
after 11:30am and he drove us to the pier making a couple of stops including
one at the incorrect hotel along the way. The other girl in the car (half british half American) advised that hestopped at four hotels before he found ours. Everyone we meet along the way are in the same
situation...stuck due to protesters at the airport. Got to the pier
at 12:40pm - bought sandwiches - toilets at pier cost 3 baht and were filthy squats with no toilet paper (lucky
I had tissues) had to wait until 1:30pm for our boat..
Pulled up at the pier 1.5 hours later and managed to get off the boat safely although it rocked a lot. Sat on b us for nearly 2 hours stopped at little ferry stop and used some more terrible toilets but at least these ones gave toilet paper - ate dinner at a little place near the train station.Then got on the overnight train which took 12 hours. We were a bit confused at first as there did not appear to be any beds. Thankfully a lovely thai women (who was a nurse in a psychiatric explained that they fold the beds down for us. They came around and put the beds put down approx an hour later - they were fairly comfy except for the light in my eyes and then the loud noise at approx 4am... managed to read a whole book heard the owl call my name - sweet little story... one more thing I can leave behind.