Last day in Chumphon
Trip Start Jan 06, 2010
81Trip End Mar 23, 2010
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I picked up a map yesterday from the tourist info centre and we headed for the local park to chill for a bit and get out of the sun as it was already midday. We sat under some trees for a while before heading across the road to the local stadium where Chumphon FC play.
We noticed a monument on the map so set off trying to find it. On the way we walked past 3 schools and as it was lunch time all the children were outside. We soon found ourselves in the middle of hundreds of children shouting 'hello'. They got really excited when we replied and started screaming and whispering to each other
We went to a Swensens (A USA icecream parlour) and ordered a large fudge sunday and Jo had a Chocolate brownie with ice cream. We were exhausted by this time so headed back for a couple of hours by the pool.
It was soon tea time and we strolled back into town. We had all intentions of eating at the night market but there wasn't much choice. The majority of it consisted of fish (which Jo doesn't eat) and Pig Intestines in some sort of broth which was definately a no go!
We ended up in a food court and sat down in a restaraunt about 7ish. Jo had Hawaiin Pizza of course and I had a Carbonara Rice dish (Sounds wrong but it was really nice). We got Jo's favourite Coconut pancakes and headed to the train station to book our tickets to Bangkok tomorrow. We've got two 2nd class sleeper A/C beds which means we had to cancel our first night in Bangkok because we only arrive in the capital at 6.05am. We emailed the guy at the hostel yesterday and he's replied saying ther'll be a key ready for us when we arrive and we can go straight into our room. Which is good of him. The journey takes 11 hours and tickets cost us a tenner each which is quite good as it is 500km away.
Back at the hostel and I read our 'rough guide to USA' book and Jo took out the map of Bangkok to find a route from the station to our hostel. She also found the Vietnamese Embassy which we'll need to visit tomorrow to process our visa.
Looking forward to tonight - It should be an experience!