When travel plans don’t quite go to plan…

We have finally left Koh Tao after 4 weeks on our favourite little island. We felt ready to leave and excited for the next part of our adventure: Bali & the Gili Islands. However, leaving was still very sad 😥 it’s amazing how you can make yourself so at home when you spend a lot of time in a place you love!

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Oh how we will miss this...

Before I go into what we got up to on our last few days I should explain why we were even still in Koh Tao (remember i told you we were heading to the Perhentian islands in Malaysia…)

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The Koh Tao Effect: my PADI Open Water experience & love for this island…

It didn’t take me long to work out why people love Koh Tao so much. You meet people here who planned to stay for 3 days and ten years later they haven’t bothered leaving (with the exception of visa runs of course!)

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How could you not love that view?!

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A slow boat & our return to the land of smiles…

Sawadee-ka from Thailand (again!) Sorry for the lack of updates recently – poor WiFi + a very busy schedule has delayed this one! I don’t know how people do blogging as a job when travelling 😮

Soooo let’s start with the slow boat. After my horrible sickness we left our guesthouse in a tuk tuk to the pier (I’ll also mention here the itchy rash that I left with which I am convinced was from bed bugs munching on me – boke!) From the pier we boarded our first slow boat. Thankfully for us most people seem to do the journey from Thailand to Laos so we ended up pretty comfy with very few people on board. We were able to rearrange the furniture (old car/van seats!) so that we could lie down for the majority of the journey – score! The scenery was beautiful along the Mekong river – no surprise really as I’ve already mentioned a trillion times that Laos is beautiful!
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