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Published: January 7th 2010
Woke up at 9.30 still drunk, so we decided to get some more sleep until 2pm. Had a Pancake filled with banana, pineapple and watermellon for lunch at Beers Bungalows, then El went to ring Bangkok airport to find out where her case was. The idiots said it's been sat at Ko Samui airport since the 2nd of January - apparently they didn't have an address to send it to (I was there the other day when she'd given it them) so instead of contacting her through one of the many phone numbers we've given, they did nothing. I was fuming. They've been so unhelpful, but at least it will finally be delivered to Ellie's friend Tim today.
Chilled on the beach for a few hours, then headed back to our room to get ready for tonight. On the way we saw a Chihuahua lay an egg on the beach. (Yes you read that correctly). I don't know how or why this happened, but it crouched down and a lime green egg shaped ball popped out. It didn't even seem embarrased, and trotted off quite happy with himself.
Spent some time in an internet cafe. Ellie held a Thai baby with
really chubby cheeks, she was gorgeous. We were so hungry by the time we got to the restaurant, as we've been surviving on fruit smoothies; greek yogurt and Thai stirfrys to keep our daily spending down and our budget on track. Tonight we decided to treat ourselves as we weren't having drinks out later, so we went to a restaurant (called Sala Thai) which is one of the nicest in Lamai and is mentioned in the Good Food guide over here. We could hardly hold a conversation we were that excited for the food to arrive. The food was fabulous.
On the way home Ellie rang Tim and finally her bag has arrived with him. We were over the moon! We noticed how dark the road was, then realised there had been a powercut. People were walking the street with torches and were sat on their terraces playing cards at tables lit by candles.
It was very eery seeing the shadows cast on buildings, and we were scared of the puddles and dark patches on the road in case snakes jumped out at us. We were grateful for the light cast by taxi headlights, then cursed them as they passed,
leaving us in darkness. We held hands and clung to each other all the way. When we got back to Beers Bungalows we realised we'd have to walk down a dark ally and cross a bridge to get to our room. Our phones didn't give us much light, so I said I'd take photos hoping the flash would light our way. A great idea in theory, until I thought "what if we look at a photo and there's someone stood there?"... I've definitely watched too many horror films.
Decided to turn back and walk through New Huts (the place nextdoor) instead. We walked a few metres until we heard a rumbling, scraping sound. We stood rigid and both screamed at exactly the same time. We fell silent and watched, eye's wide, for any movement. Ellie asked "whatisit-whatisit?!", "I dont' know, but I think it moves" I replied. We heard the noise again. I turned and screamed "Run Ellie, Run". We reached the safety of the road, and looked back... to see a Thai man wheeling his bin out. We collapsed in to laughter and hysteria. The bemused man offered to walk us through and some of his friends who'd heard
the screaming shone their torches in the walkway. We got to New Huts and were still laughing uncontrollably, tears were streaming down our faces. Ellie had bought some candles the other day so we were able to light our room to get ready for bed. We were no longer tired, probably from the adrenalin surging through us. The room was too hot without the fan working, so we tossed and turned for a while until the power was fixed and the fan came back on. What a relief.
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