Speed boat but slow bus
Faced with the choice of a bumpy half hour on the back of a truck followed by another half hour on a slow ferry, just to get to the bus station for the journey to Bangkok, we opted for a speedboat today to get us off Ko Samet island. It didn't work out much more expensive, as it turned out, and was a lot more fun. Just the two of us, plus the driver, bouncing over the waves.
The bus to Bangkok was quite slow in the amost perpetual traffic jams of that city, after which we took a taxi to the delightful four-star "Ambassador Hotel". Ava's friend-of-a-friend got us a fantastic room there at half price (£20/200RMB a night) which included aircon, free newspapers, fridge, satellite TV, superb international breakfast, free gym, free swimming pool, etc. A very nice antidote to Bangkok's heat, humidity and pollution.
17/8/2010 07:44:44 pm
That's proper grown up adult holiday stuff here mate!
18/8/2010 07:03:01 am
Speed boat and 4 star hotel!!! not like the old Paul squashed in a bus next to a pig and chicken! This is what love does!
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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