Jan 17, 2008
Jun 30, 2009
Meanwhile we enjoyed some great crab and prawns and had a fun time in the evening with all the other travellers who were staying in our guesthouse. All in all, Koh Tonsay is one hell of a place - a real paradise island - Jon would have loved to explore the small island but unfortunately his foot meant that was not to be. We would only spend one night on the island as the following we decided to head back to the Cambodian mainland for medical treatment.
We left Sihanoukville and made our way by minibus to the seaside town of Kep in order to get a boat over to the island of Ko Tonsay, which is also known as rabbit island due to its shape. After a quick 20 minute ride over the waters in a small wooden boat, we arrived at a beautfiul beach only to be greeted by our Dutch friend from Don Dhet, Flore. We quickly had a look around and hired a room in a large wooden bungalow for 5 USD . The beach was much better than the one at Sihanoukville and the beach was lovely and clean. There are only about 100 people living on Koh Tonsay and they earn a living running very basic guesthouses with restaurants specialising in the fresh local seafood and fish. Unfortunately disaster stuck when Jon was out snorkelling in the clear blue waters, when he stood on a small spiky sea creature embedding about 15 small shards in his foot. He was able to get some out but most had gone quite deep in his skin so he asked one of the locals if he could remove it. The man set about the operation armed with a needle and thread, some tweezers, a hammer and a lime (!). After fifteen minutes of digging around Jon's foot, he had removed some but not all of the little shards.