Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Night Boat to Koh Tao

Our next stop was Koh Tao (Turtle Island) where we planned to catch a little more sun and meet up with my little sister and her tour group one more time. We were pretty weary on this trip, Matt especially. He managed to crash on the first boat ride on a pile of luggage.

We then switched to a bus filled with some friendly Australians before catching our overnight boat. I wasn't sure what to expect but this boat was pretty creepy. It looked like something out of a concentration camp or maybe a boat carrying illegal immigrants. The mattresses were so tiny and smelled pretty bad. It did have a bathroom but good luck using a squat toilet on a boat! Basically I cranked my iPod up and thanked all the gods that the boat wasn't crowded so I didn't have to sleep crammed next to a stranger.

It was worth the trip though! We arrived early in the morning and I thought I knew where Stephanie was staying so we grabbed a guesthouse nearby. We decided to splurge for our last island and our place came with a private bathroom and a TV! We passed out for a nap and then called Steph. As it turned out, there is more than one Crystal Dive Resort and she was staying at the other one. Bum! But she was able to find us without much trouble. We spent the afternoon together and then met up with her group for mini golf shenanagins. Just in case you were wondering, I was the mini golf champion!

We couldn't stay long but we made the most of our time. We had a lot of fun and good food. I didn't get to take that many pictures but it's possible that Steph has some more on her camera. She'll be back from her adventure on June 9th.


Carter said...

What kind of drink is that? Is it in a bucket?

ambearo said...

I think that was vodka and sprite. Yes, that is a bucket.