Trip Start Jan 12, 2008
171Trip End Oct 01, 2008
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My hotel is overpriced for what I get, especially when compared to the paradise of Ko Tao, but I accept it for one night and venture out to the beach after dark. I wind up at a beach front restaurant/bar and order the barracuda, which is served very similarly to a shark steak, except is a bit more tender. I sit and enjoy a beer after dinner and get ready to get a good night of sleep while watching one of the few dvds I had purchased previously (at $3 a pop). Just as Iīm standing up to leave, the waitress brings me another beer courtesy of the three ladies I had been checking out periodically through my meal. How nice! I wind up staying with these three Australians for a few hours and enjoyed the conversation, agreeing to meet up with at least one of them in Melbourne. We play connect four with a few 7-10 year olds who are working by challenging farangs to games for 100 baht each. I split games between Kelly, the 10 year old girl who actually beat me as I was distracted by the Aussie beauty next to me, and Jim, the 7 year old gang banger who deserved to lose!
Shoe watch: 9 days but today I almost gave in because the cut I got in the beach soccer tournament hasnīt been getting better. Maybe I need a brief hiatus from this new no shoe religion...