Off to the Thai islands!

Off to the Thai islands!

Because I am a glutton for punishment, I had decided it was a good idea to take an overnight bus and ferry down to Koh Phangan. I have flown down and taken the train too many times to remember but I only ever took the overnight bus once and luckily it was so long ago I’d forgotten why I hadn’t done it since. It was actually one of my only options anyway, the flights were incredibly expensive, and the trains were fully booked.   I was actually looking forward to the trip as it was going to give me a chance to meet some backpackers and see things from the perspective of a new traveller. Over the years I’ve been back to Thailand so many times I’ve started to take certain things for granted and behave more like an expat than a tourist. So having a chance to be a backpacker again was fun and as soon as I got to the bus stop I was chatting away with people from all over the world and of all age groups , most of who were here for the first time and their excitement to get down to the islands was infectious. The bus when it pulled up looked like something out of a sci-fi movie, covered in neon lighting and decked out in graffiti and a speaker system that was clearly designed for a stadium more than a mode of public transport. As we settled in for the long ride down to…

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