HERE YOU GO PEOPLE...GET READY...
...the SQUATTER. You will see these in many places as you travel in Thailand. For some reason my brother decided to take a picture of this one before we left Koh Lanta.
After you get used to them they are not as bad as you would think, at first glance.
Ko Rok is a twin island which is about a one hour ride by speedboat from Ko Lanta. It has the most beautiful beach I've seen in Thailand and snorkelling out there is amazing.
As it is a National Park, there are no hotels/guesthouses on the islands, but you can camp.
Ko Rok is also home to a big lizard species (forgot the name...).
I booked the tour with Opal Travel. It included the transfer by speedboat, a great lunch & free drinks and snorkelling equipment for 1300 THB. Highly recommended!
happy new year!
we kicked off the evening of december 31st with a thai bbq buffet at the riviera resort. the food was really nice, and after the meal we got to watch a young boy do fire twirling, and some beautiful tiny girls dancing to thai disco.
tick tock, tick tock tick tock, TICK TOCK! the tune still runs through my brain at weird hours of the morning!
from the dinner, we caught a tuk tuk and went on to earth bar. this funky bar was quiet and nice to chill out.
as some of you know, my reputation was ruined back in san francisco by geisha_girl and her cronies, who decided to make me drink a 'blowjob'. fastforward to 2006, and jen got me drinking more shooters, this time 'angry fijians'. ;-)
here is jen and myself, getting ready for the drink! the after photo of us screwing our face, you'll have to ask jen for!
phil and issa, with their banana milkshakes. where is the beer phil, your british for crying out loud!!!!
kay decides to rape a bottle of coke. it's because her loverboy was next door at the opium bar. she was practicing for kamille, the czech waiter! lol
mei leng tries to maintain her high reputation by not being photographed with the evidence. but i got it, mei leng is actually a shooter drinking crazy dancing alcoholic! good stuff my girl!
the other stragglers went home before new years!!! all that were left was me, and the 4 crazy KL girls! here they are as the clock strikes midnight, and the new year has begun!
as one can see, jen has a really big mouth. years of practice no doubt. the sausage crew is proud of that mouth jen!
after opium bar, i had to part way with the girls, knowing i was leaving the next day! parting was such sweet sorrow! i left them around 2am, and caught a tuktuk back to my 'resort'.
the plan was to head into bed, trying not to wake up leah. well, at our little beach bar shack, some of the backpackers were still going strong, so i joined them.
here i am with helen & brendan from england, and dennis from italy.
i finally stumbled into bed at around 4am, after helping dennis finish off some buckets (a bucket of thai whiskey, red bull & cola. yum!) the next day, to say i wasnt feeling too good, would be an understatement!