You’ll remember Part 1, this report covers the second part of the trip – the "beach" holiday!
Saturday 28th December
After breakfast at the homestay – we travelled to Krabi, for lunch. Beautiful spot, great beach, horrible food!! Then, on to the pier, and the boat transfer to Koh Mook, one of the many Thai islands.
Sunday 29th December
Our "home" on Koh Mook was the Rubber Tree Bungalows, just 5 minutes walk from the beach. So, this was a lazy day! Lying on the beach, reading, swimming, lying in a hammock drinking Diet Coke (yes – at last – a restaurant with Diet Coke!). Unfortunately the rain arrived at 3pm, and lasted for hours, … so it was a case of staying indoors from that point onwards.
Monday 30th December
The plan today was for all to transfer to Koh Rok for a two-day camp. Unfortunately, the poor weather led to the group splitting, some preferring to stay on Koh Mook. This is a beautiful island, surrounded by coral and amazing snorkling!! I loved it, but again, unusually for Thailand at this time of year – we had a major downpour, and some people were not at all happy. So, the camp was cut short, just one day and night on the island!
Tuesday 31st Dec / Wednesday 1st Jan
Back to Koh Mook, and then, for some, straight on to Trang where we would be in a warm hotel! Some stayed on Koh Mook, so again the group was split. Arriving in Trang, after a bit of discussion – we opted for two nights of luxury, in a "real" hotel, including the New Years Eve Party with a Thai pop-star !!!
Thursday 2nd Jan
Horrible weather again, so we visited an underground Buddist Temple, and some limestone caves, before packing and meeting the overnight train back to Bangkok. A great couple of weeks … and I will return to this area again!!
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