+ Travel in a world of adventures
Read my full day to day blog of my first big overseas solo trip.
Day 60 (4th Feb ) Today we leave for Koh Tao island. I wake up, walk to the beach, no one is up yet except for a few people on their scooters. I arrive with the sun still coming up just above the water, it’s already humid. I come back to the hotel and showered before heading down to a full breakfast. I call my family in New Zealand while I start packing to leave at 10:30am. We drive about 30min to the boat ramp, an area called ... It’s so beautiful - flat beach with palm trees - so picturesque.
The boat leaves at 12:30 I start out on the roof of the boat with the group, making sure I slather on a good amount of sun block but after 30min I’m drenched in sweat and way too hot to be comfortable so I decide to head downstairs to try find a seat as there is still an 1 and half hours to go. All the seats are taken so I stand for a while before a tiny plastic stool becomes available and I leap at the chance however my backside barely fits on. 1h:30 minutes later and we arrive in the busyness of Koh Toa harbour where every taxi driver is crowding you wanting to know where you are going.
Sunny my tour guide finds us a bakkie (ute) and the taxi driver piles our bags in the boot and all 8 of us have to climb up and fit in the boot. Let’s just say I learnt my lesson not to wear a dress on days when traveling in an open boot taxi that you have to climb into. The resort is the best accommodation I have stayed in on the trip so far. They have cute little bungalows and rooms with a pool and spa. The beach is right outside the front door and has flat water! I spend the afternoon basking in the sun and wading in the water which is so warm. The afternoon has been a good breather with time for myself to think and reflect on my journey so far.
Dinner was to meet at 7pm, eating at our resort kitchen overlooking the beach and sitting around low tables with bean bags. We all decide on an early night as it’s a full day of snorkelling tomorrow. xx Kirsty Claire xx