08.12.2011 - 09.12.2011 29 °C
On thursday char became certified as an open water padi diver! so proud and even more excited as now me and char can dive anywhere in the world and we can dive together .. were due to return to koh tao before australia to both get our advance diver course ( money permitting..) either way we've had an awesome time at koh tao and we met some wicked people. we will definitely be returning one day soon!
Next stop Koh Phangan! ( full moon party land ) after char finished her diving we had a quick bite to eat before a short ferry ride to koh phangan.. luckily this time we had arrived in more sunshine then we had arrived in koh tao so it was all looking promising. we got in a taxi but so did 11 others!! basically taxis here are like open ended pick up trucks that dont leave until there full of passengers.. we knew our accommodation was a good 30 minute drive away but nothing could prepare us for the lush green forests that surrounded this road ( but at times skeleton of a road!) we eventually started seeing signs saying paradise 10 km. :D again we probably didnt have a clue what we were in for as the signs are quite far fetched from what they mean in thailand. we arrived after several hills and bends to be backed into this resort where we off loaded bags and checked in. success our forward planning actually worked and we arrived at what i can say is truly paradise.
we have decided to stay here for another 4 days hopefully get to see a full moon party on saturday a boat trip around the Angthong national marine park on sunday and maybe a kayak hire or a waterfall. we are both very happy and very chilled here in haad salaad beach and would definietly recoomend it to everyone! we move into our bungalow on the beach tomorrow and will write very soon.
lots of love mike and char xxxx