…how i got on a tuktuk that didn’t know where the Southern bus station is and drove around in circles until i lost face and told him to stop.
… how i got stuck in a cab (that did know where he was going) in Thai traffic and ended up with my most expensive cab ride fare yet (143B).
… how i was conned into thinking i missed that air con bus to Krabi leaving at 7:10pm (550B) so that I’d buy a VIP ticket for the 8pm bus (850B).
… how i got to watch one of the most horrible movies ever, made in England, of all places (dubbed in Thai, of course).
… how at the bus stop the bus attendant took my picture with his phone and kept staring at it later while sitting in the bus…
… how i got to see wonderful jungle, sugar palm and teak fields. and limestone cliff mountains.
… how i hardly slept.
… how i woke up to the most horrible, awfully loud Thai karaoke song ever.
… how i got off the bus to be told ferry tickets were now 300B instead of 200B and a taxi to the terminal would be 150B.
… how i got on a public transport instead and was dropped off at the old ferry terminal.
… how i realized that 2000B ($50 USD) were taken from my wallet during my few hours of sleep (somehow, it didn’t even make me angry) on the bus.
… how i realized that while taking my bag off the bus they broke the waist strap/back support section in a way that i can’t fix without tools and expertise (that, i wasn’t impressed about. but it’s not too bad).
… how i was harassed until I’d buy a ferry ticket to Ko Phi Phi.
… how i got South to find out it was raining everywhere (not as bad as Ko Samui though!).
… how at the ferry port realized Krabi was like Ha Long Bay meets mangroves – quite nice!
… how i finally arrived to see that Ko Phi Phi has to be the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen – and note, I’ve only seen it under gray clouds and light rain. imagine what it would be like under the sun!
… how this island has such expensive accommodation!
… how i absolutely love it here.