Beaches, snorkeling and Rosie's 'foot' crisis
07.10.2011 - 11.10.2011
Since I had already seen the sights of Bangkok, me and Rosie decided to go our separate ways for a few days. So I took the night train down to Koh Tao, no sleep, beer and yatzee was the way to do it! This is my time riding solo.....
Koh Tao - One of the most beautiful places I have ever been, literally it was paradise. After no sleep on the train and a ferry ride I took my first steps onto Koh Tao early in the morning and straight to the beach it was. I was at peace crystal clear waters glistening in the beaming sun, and white sandy beaches......this is just what I wanted. Fried myself in the sun for the day and then watched England loose boo :/ That night I went out with some people that I had met at the hostel. BBQ , Chang beer and fire dancers......Amazing!
However, that night was when I received a message from Rosie telling me that she was in Bangkok hospital....what????? She hurt her foot whist tubing, we thought it was just a bruise and the heat was making it swell. But it turned out that the day after I left Bangkok she was in so much pain she had to go the hospital and was told she had an infection and they would have to operate. The next day she replied saying operation was done and she was feeling ok.....A few days in hospital to make sure the infection had cleared is not fun. We planned to reunite as soon as possible.
My next day on Koh Tao I decided to have another day soaking up the sun on the beach. I felt like i needed a rest after so much transport over the pass few weeks and i needed to top up my tan obviously Diving was massive on Koh Toa and its really opened my eyes up to the opportunity. I think i will have to do it before i return home. During my time on Koh Tao i also went snorkeling through shark island and Koh Nang Yuan absolutely beautiful. Saw some pretty fishes and managed to get some underwater photos. My favorite was a black and white one with a fin type thing bowing over the top of its body. A shark also came near by but because I faffing around with my goggles it swam by to quick for me to notice, maybe next time....I met some cool people on Koh Toa which made it even better than it already was to be on the paradise island
I decided after a few days in was time to consider my next steps. Since Rosie wasn’t sure how long she would be until she could join me i planned ahead with a train down towards Kuala Lupur in Malaysia. However the train i wanted was booked up so i decided to book one half way before the Malaysian boarder. The East side of the boarder is pretty dangerous and there’s a lot of warnings of bombings etc so West it was....I was a little sad to leave Koh Tao, such a nice relaxing island and friendly people, may have to return one day.