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The Changover

Koh Chang, Thailand

Scojatty- Koh Chang, what a place. Chang means elephant in Thai and Koh means island. What can I say, this place was awesome. We met so many good people and had so many fun times. From Bangkok we took a 6 hour bus ride aboard our "VIP" bus the driver didn't seem to care what side of the road he was on because here in Thailand the road lines are more like suggestions. We then got on a ferry to take us to the jungle island. Upon first sight I was very excited, the island looked like a duplicate from the Lost series. Lush jungle and bumpy mountains with turquoise water. I met some older folks on the ferry and we used their travel expertise to quickly get into a pickup taxi. The ride hurt my ass! We were weaving through jungle and past a couple of monkeys. Finally we arrived at a place called Bang Bao on the south tip. At first I was in shock how amazing the accomadation was for 5$ a night. We had our own snorkelling cove, hammocks, and coconuts (free food as Jeremy found out). By the way coconuts are dangerous! They come crashing down in the middle of the night slamming against your bungalow... or worse your head. Anyways, we met some really nice people, Peter, Leah, Mite and another Peter. It was a relaxing 3 days, playing poker with the hostel owner and swimming in bath water looking at greeny yellow neon fish. However, the people we met had a good point, is this a bit to relaxing? They packed up and left so we decided to follow soon after. At first we just wanted to check out where they were going.. Lonley Beach the party beach. So we decided to walk the hour walk through the jungley road to this amazing destination. The next day we moved. After moving into our 4$ bungalow we met so many people. Our previous friends were there and we had such a good time. When travelling it seems that you connect to people so fast and you are best friends within a day, thats what happened. There was Leah, a french Canadian living in Dubai and the most generous person I had ever met, she literally bought us dinner and 6-7 beers for 3 nights. Peter a really cool guy from The Netherlands studying law, we caught him at the tail end of his year long odyssey roaming through Australia and Asia. Aswell, there was Mite a Turkish guy who spoke Japanase and lived in Japan, he also had a similar interest in playing music and we spent alot of time playing on the beach infront of fire juglers! There was Oussi (spelling?) a Finish guy who was obessed with the Local beer Chang and beer.. just like us, "I love Chang! Uhhh I have a Changover, lets get chang'd! This day chang'd my life. What a guy. It was sad to see them all go as we are now back in Bangkok, but we are the type of people who do make the effort to see good friends again so maybe we will be knocking on their doors or vise versa in the near future.

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Posted by SSH19 22:40

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