Just spent a couple days in Bang Saphan Yai; a lovely, sleepy beach. Had an interesting journey there… 3 of us and all our luggage on the back of a motorcycle – Asian style :oS The driver could just about see over the top of the rucksacks.
Our home for a few nights was a little beach bunglow, very simple but an amazing setting. We felt like we were staying in a little village, it even had roosters to wake you up at ridiculous o’clock.
Not sure what Bang Saphan Yai is like in season, but we had a walk along the beach and only shared it with the local fishermen and hundreds of scurrying crabs. A little bit of paradise to ourselves. There were a few restaurants scattered along the beach, so our days were spent walking, playing cards or eating. A very hard life!!!!!
Last night we headed to Ko Tao, one of Thailand’s Southern islands. We caught the night car ferry – if you can call it that!!!! There were no cars and it had a close resemblance to a cargo ship.
I didn’t get a wink of sleep all night, quite a rocky journey and the vibrations of the boat kept me awake. Mind it only cost 300 Thai Baht, so I can’t really whinge and it was certainly an experience. More so for Gele who until yestereday had only been boating in a lake and he was very concerned most of the night.