|Getting off the bus at the pier at 6:30 a.m.|
Well, our trip was exhausting but we were just thankful to make it here without too much trouble. Our time in Bangkok was brief and only saw the train station and a huge park in downtown. Next time we'll spend less time at the station... It was disgusting. Sitting at a table in front of a restaurant and watching roaches crawl around the floor and up the table legs. I kid you not! We moved to a different area to get away from the roaches; only to discover the overwhelming smell of rat urine. Seriously, if we go through there again, we'll wait outside the station till it's time for our train. We did really enjoy the park we spent several hours at. Except for some nasty little something that bit Bee on bottom of her foot. It swelled like a balloon and was so firm to the touch that we were getting a little worried about it. She wouldn't walk on it and cried big elephant tears if you tried to touch it. THANKFULLY, it started improving yesterday and today it feels like a normal little toddler foot.
Our night train was on time and a little more comfortable. Bee slept with me in a bottom bunk....well, she slept. I snoozed for 40 min at a time the whole night because I wanted to make sure we heard them call out our stop which I knew would be sometime from 3:15 a.m. - 5 a.m. It was about 4:30 when we heard the call. Poor little girl was so tired and wiped out from barely sleeping and cried for a bit while we waited at the station for our Bus to take us to the pier. But the second we got on the bus she was out for the duration of the 1 hour ride.
We arrived at the pier and after a short wait we boarded at 8:15 a.m. for our 1.5 hour ride to the island of Koh Tao. I didn't get a picture of the boat but it was a very nice 3 level "catamaran". We sat on the bottom level in comfy seat with a.c.....very nice!
We are so glad to be here after 2 very sleepless nights and long days. Our current "home" is a 15 min walk from the beach with beautiful mountain views. It's the perfect size for us and we'll be looking for something similar to rent for a month here. Speaking of....it's beach time here!
|The very large, nasty filthy Bangkok train station|
|Neat contrast in architecture|
|First view of the Gulf of Thailand|
|Chillin' in the park in Bangkok|