The Most Beautiful Sunset
Trip Start Feb 16, 2010
21Trip End Apr 08, 2010
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We arrived onto Koh Tao around 9am via ferry, and we took advantage off some of teh hotels and dve schools hat offer free tais to their accomodation. We knew that these were way out of our budget, so we hitched a lift and tehn went in search of some cheap digs. We spent our first night in a concrete hut a stones throw from the beach. When you sat outside the room, all you could hear were birds singing and the ocean lapping against the shore. We were positive we were going to liek it here.
We spent the first day napping, as the train we had got down from Kanchanaburi arrived at 3am, then our ferry left at 7am, so there was little time for sleep
We spent the next couple of days lazing around the beach, not really doing much at all, it was heaven. Koh Tao has a really relaxed vibe to it, and it was great to bump into our friend Sam, who we have met in quite a few of our destinations. Our accomodation for the 2nd two nights were picked by Paul, and it wasnt the best. The bathroom only contained a toilet that sat in the middle of the room that did not flush, but that was no problem as we have come across this in many places, the major down side was the lack of sink and mirror! Oh my, i had to rely on Paul as my mirror, and although he was saying all the right things, for example i wanted assistance locating the huge spot on my chin so that i could put some consealor on it, Pauls response: 'What spot? I cant see any spots!'. Brilliant, my very own mirror mirror on the wall, whos the fairest of them all
Scattered along the shore are bean bags and mats, all lit by candle light, so it was the perfect environment to kick back and relax in the evening, with fire shows lining the shore, latterns lighting the sky, and spontaneous outbursts of fireworks lghting up the shore line. We definately see ourselves returning to Koh Tao as we would both love to get our PADI diving licences, sadly this time, we were pressed for time and also money, as it isnt the cheapest thing to do.