Published: March 7th 2012March 7th 2012
So we have spent the last 3 days on the tropical island of Koh Tao, which is one of the most beautiful places we have ever been, it's just how you would imagine a tropical island.
However we had to endure a 10 hour train journey from Bangkok Hua Lamphong station down to Chumphon which was hell. Extreme heat and loud Russians packed on a train don't mix well! We then caught a bus to the boat port where we caught the high speed catamaran across to Koh Tao, seeing all the other islands along the way.
The hostel we stayed in was pretty basic, but the people were nice and two of them happen to be staying in the next hostel we are staying in on Koh Samui, and the other two in our room were from Bristol!
Yesterday we went on a snorkelling trip around the island, stopping off at 5 different spots. One was called Shark Bay where we had the possiblity of seeing black tip reef sharks, but we didn't unfortunately. The island is also a good place to spot Whale Sharks, but they're even rarer.
However, the downside to snorkelling is that all your suncream comes off in the water, so we were effectively sunbathing in the water with no suncream for hours, and we may have got a little burnt!
Next we are off to Koh Samui (Koh Tao's bigger brother) for a couple more nights, then we will venture into Malaysia.
See you then!