|From Koh Chang Island|
Jamie and I awoke the next day and got ready for our bus ride. We took this little tour bus company and were the last ones to be picked up. Our luggage was crammed onto the bus and we didn't get to sit together. Some rather rude Europeans told us that we were late, so we wouldn't be able to sit together. I'm not sure if it was their accent that made it so rude or if they were. Nonetheless, we chalked it up as one more bad experience.
The bus ride was decent and stopped a couple of times for food. Just a bus ride, no biggie.
When we arrived in Trat, Thailand, we waited around to decided how to get back to Bangkok. I'll explain later how this will work, but we are hoping that it will be easier. When you read about how, you'll think I'm crazy for thinking its easier.
We crossed a rather cool little ferry over to Koh Chang Island and were crammed into a songthaew with a dozen other tourist to be taken to different resorts on the island. We finally arrived at Magic Resort and settled in to our little double bungalow "on the beach." I'm not overly impressed with it and really think we paid too much for it.
The beach is decent and the island is a sleepy place for tourist on the beaches. Just about the entire island is a National Park.
Jamie and I rested up that afternoon.
The next day we spent entirely on the beach. There is no Internet at the resort, so we've had to go to little Internet cafes to post pictures, email, Skype, and such. It is cheap but still a paint. How hard would it be for our resort to put in a wireless router in the office area? Go figure.
I'll post more later about our Christmas Day and day after where we rented a motobike and went to some waterfalls. The pictures are already up at the album entitled Thailand - Koh Chang. Enjoy!