Month: October 2005

October 31, 2005

Three islands later and we have finally returned to Bangkok: – Koh Phag Ngah had panoramic beaches and winding roads – Koh Samui had a stir and an airy buzz amidst its plethora of bars and diverse array of prostitutes (all HIV positive, of course) – Koh Tao had…well, Koh Tao had nothing really. The succinct bus journey to our first destination, Koh Phag Ngah, comprised of only 11 hours, followed by another 2 hour boat journey. Although the duration was nearly unendurable, it was appeased via the whimsical entertainment provided by the obscure and polarised couple from…France. According to…

Read on...Island Hopping

October 11, 2005

Five days into the voyage and we are still learning about the modes, attitudes and conducts of travelling. Before we left, on several occassions, we were warned of the dissimilarity between the Thai culture and our own. What we were not forewarned about however was the perennial bleating of the ‘Tuk Tuk’ drivers, the toxic fumes of Bangkok (Pepe wants to purchase a filtering mask whereas Jakey wants to absorb even more of the wholesome air) and the dire state of the country’s taxi rank. Problem #1 – Duration into the trip: 20 minutes. After talking to our Japanese ‘father’…

Read on...Survival is the Key

October 7, 2005