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On Thursday Jon and I rented a motorcycle for the day. The island is pretty small – we kept driving by our turns! Here are a few snapshots from the street.
by emily on February 4, 2009
I felt a bit bad participating in photographing these monkeys – these little guys are kind of exploited. They get thrown some fruit (and the big rotting piles of peels attract lots of nasty bugs), and then people leave their trash on their little tiny beach. I just can’t believe how people will throw beer and soda cans on a little tiny beach on an uninhabited island. Who do they think will pick it up??
by emily on February 3, 2009
Unfortunately the only way to really get to the other close islands is on an organized tour. They really speed you around. At each stop we heard, “Swim for 20 minutes!” or “Photos and beach for 45 minutes!” It was great to get out though. The boat ride was super bumpy and the next day both of us were really sore.
by emily on February 1, 2009
We were surprised at the amount of Scandinavian food! One night we even had meatballs with lingonberry jam. Apparently a LOT of people retire in Thailand, from all over the world. We only heard American English a couple times. The only other Americans we met lived in Hong Kong and were vacationing over Chinese New Year, just like us.
by emily on January 25, 2009
This was where some of the scenes from the movie “The Beach” was filmed. Unfortunately, because of that, it is swarming with boats loads of tourists who don’t really leave it in pristine condition.