A quick freshen up before heading to the golden sandy beach with a calm bright blue sea lapping at the shores while the sun set. We headed to a western restaurant for our first meal on the island where I enjoyed a grilled chicken breast with salad and potatoes, ones again relying on my allergy cards to do the communicating.
|Did anyone order a pineapple...?|
The next day I woke and had to refresh my cooling pack for my adrenaline injectors again. I've been using this since arriving in the 25+ degree heat back in Bangkok. It's a small pack with beads which absorb water keeping the adrenaline from getting to hot. The pack is pretty easy to use - I simply submerge it in a sink of water for a few minutes and it will stay cool for a few days...magic! The pack is made by a company Frio, and I've used it abroad before. I would really recommend it if you're thinking of travelling to hot places and need to take your adrenaline.
Our week on the island was mainly focussed on relaxing with daily beach trips, swimming and playing beach ball. For a couple of days we rented scooters allowing us to get around the island in minutes which was SO much fun and a must do!
|Big boy toys|
With the large number of tourists populating the island, eating out was made easy by the large western menus which were impossible to resist! Not necessarily a bad thing though, as after so long away from home, I'm already looking forward to Australia and its promise of a taste of home again.
After starting off what would be a slow tanning process, we left the island and headed to Phuket in southern Thailand where we spent four days. Unfortunately our hostel wasn't in a great location as the beach was a 20 minute drive away, so we settled for laundry, repacking and relaxing instead. After many daily chess games and trips to the 7 eleven for snacks, sadly our time in Thailand came to a close.
|BBQ on the beach!|
We packed out bags on the 12th December - by chance exactly 2 months since leaving home. The next day we caught out flight to Singapore where we would be spending 5 days staying with some of Ollie's family before catching a flight to Darwin, Australia.
Check back soon for a shiny new Singaporean entry in a few days!
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