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Ko Chang - Bang Bao

Time to relax

Early start today 6am to catch our mini bus to Ko Chang from Pattaya.
Dave dropped us off at the pick up point in Jontien and we said our goodbyes. We've left some things at his house to collect on way back up next week rather than carry everything this week.

Close shave with the bus company as they phoned to ask where we were and there was a misunderstanding about the bus stop. Had to get a Thai person to explain that we were waiting where the agency had said. Turns out driver was waiting at a different hotel so when he eventually came for us all the other passengers thought WE had delayed the setting off. Spent the first two hours of the journey in a very uncomfortable silence, everyone shooting daggers of hatred in the back of our heads! They were Russian anyway, so no matter. Niet.

4hrs later we arrive at the ferry crossing to Ko Chang island.
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Again more miscommunication by the tour company. Dave had warned us that Thais are not know for there logistics skills
"They are completely fucking inept" is what he actually said. After seven years of living here, he should know!

Arriving at ko chang we took the local taxi for 100bhat to Bang Bao pier.

We were the last ones on the taxi and started to worry about what the hell we had reserved?

It's true what they say about saving the best till last....
Bang Bao is stunning. It's a fishing village all built on stilts and piers.

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This is our home for next three days. 15€ a night.
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Jason loves it too! This is our direct view!
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Went for a beer on the pier to a lovely bar called Buddah view, there are holes cut out of the floor so you can dangle your feet in the water.
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To watch THIS sunset.
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See how we go on tonight with our first sleep in a hut, it's bloody roasting!

Posted by Gingertoad 07:50

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