22nd June 2010.
6:00 my alarm rings on my phone, a ridiculous time to wake considering we have been up every morning after 11. Check out, into taxi, still half asleep. Cloud cast over so no sun beams down like usual, as we sit in traffic in Bangkok the rain starts to beat down and as I look out to the mopeds ready to speed at the next green light I start to think about time. Time, 5 hours is how long it should take to get to Koh Chang in the bus, 5 hours a shift in tesco or a flight to Egypt from Heathrow, or even 2 football matches in the world cup. I don’t really no why it came into my head but as I watched the beads of rain slide down the window I can only think time moves so fast, when we really think about it. 5 hours later we still sit uncomfortably on a mini van, the concrete jungle we were used to has changed dramatically to green hills and wooden shacks. We eventually pull up to a tourist information centre and our bus driver lets us out, and as we get our backpacks the rain continues to beat against the tin roof of the hut. Back on bus, boat, and we our on are way to £3 a night accommodation beside the beach. Quick check of are room
and we get a Delicious burger, not sure if it was because it cost £2 or because we were starving or maybe because it was the best burger ever toasted but it didn’t
stand much chance. After a walk on the beach and the waves rushing up against are feet we sat down and had a few drinks with and Aussie girl from Tasmania.
The island is quiet, much as we had hoped, to me it felt like “It’s the edge of the world And all of western civilization, The sun may rise in the East At least,
it settles in the final location” this felt like the final location. (chili peppers)
Cant wait to see this place in the sunlight.