Sep 11, 2014

Ko Samui - 2014 Sep 11

Up at eight and headed to Ko Samui. Purchased a Ferry-Bus-Ferry ticket ($15) and boarded the ship for the first two hour leg of the trip, northward to Krabi.

At Krabi, off the boat, and on a bus for the land crossing; two hour ride North to the Donsak Pier.

Back on a another ferry at 4 PM to Ko Samui, two hour ride. Good views the whole way at least.

Dang, forgot my $10 key deposit! Also, intentionally left behind, my blue jeans, Sperry Topsiders, one pair of socks, and one cotton t-shirt...they were too hot and weighing me down. Backpack feels half as light now.

On the Nathon Pier in Ko Samui at 5:30 PM. Then mini-bus ride to other side of island ($5) - area called Chaweng. Finally, at 6:45 PM, booked a hotel room at Marina Bungalow ($20) for one night. Immediately took a hot show. Still no A/C though.

Long day, I'm exhausted. 
Dinner at the hotel restaurant on the beach. Someone was releasing those fire balloons just as the full moon was rising out of the East, pretty cool to watch.