01.01.2013 - 01.01.2013 31 °C
We woke late this morning, recovering from our late night celebrations yesterday. It was near midday by the time we were up and wasked and we just had breakfast in the guesthouse bar. We decided to spend the day researching our next stop and deciding where exactly we want to go.
Up until yesterday our plan was to go to Koh Lipe island but the ferry to get there is so expensive. So now we have settled on going to the Thai mainland. We will catch a ferry to Satun in south Thailand, hopefully it will be plain sailing as we already have our Thai Visa's from Penang. From there we will jump straight on a bus upto Krabi, about four hours up the coast. We are planning to spend three nights in Krabi Town, taking day trips to explore the coves and beaches that surrond it, whilst using the town to resupply and change all of our Malaysian Ringitt into Thai Baht.
From there we have decided to go the an island close to Krabi named Koh Lanta. Larger than our orignal plan of Koh Lipe, but we are hoping it will be relaxed and we can do all the same things we wanted to do on Koh Lipe, in particular snorkelling.
We spent the whole afternoon sat on our veranda looking at where to go and places to stay. We also spoke to a couple that have been next to us for the whole duration of our stay. We have been speaking to them for a few days and they have been telling us about their 2 years on the road. The most amazing part of their trip so far seems to be Myanmar (Burma). We both wanted to visit Myanmar before we left the UK but decided againt it as we thought it would be quite difficult to travel through, however after to speaking to our neighbours, they make it sound really accessible and really amazing. So much so that we are now talking about trying to fit it in to our own plans and go see it ourelves before it develops too much. At the minute the best option would be to fly from Bangkok to Myanmar after we have done Thailand, spend a few weeks in Myanmar before flying back into Bangkok to carry on with our route. We are both very excited about the possibilty of this.
For our last night in Langkawi we went to our favorite Indian place we have visited several times before, had a amazing deep fried spicy chicken curry and rice before going to out favorite bar on the beach and watching the sunset one last time with a couple of beers.
We spke to some of Liam's family via skype and then tried to pack our bombsite of a room back itno our rucksacks (it didn't look like it was ever going to fit back in).
After a initial disappointment with Langkawi, we have really loved our stay here, the only negative is the lack of budget food options (and the drains), but we have had a great week and are both relaxed and ready for Thailand.