Left Ko Samet to day after a 6 hour journey arrived in Ko Chang. It's hard to get an impression of it at the moment as I didn't arrive till 7ish, was luckily able to find a room at a place called Paradise Cottage before it got too dark. Think i'll only stay the one night here though before moving on - very quiet. Im at a place called Lonely Beach, which judging by this place, I see why. It's alot busier North though, but still very chilled out. Im paying 100 Baht more but my room here is really rustic and has alot of character - with en suite too! (well, it's outside but still fenced attached to my cabin so I guess that's where the extra 100 Baht come in, my room at Jeps had shared bathroom).
Spent the day in mini-buses, coaches and boats, one of those days where ironically, you just want to chill out, so maybe Paradise Cottage is a good place to spend my first night here. The coach was air conditioned though - and decorated like an old ladies' living room - but met a nice Scottish/New Zealand girl, made the bumpy coach journey a bit more bearable ;-)
There's apparently alot to do on Ko Chang, even have elephant trekking so i'll investigate that and see if I can get a bit of a taster before Chiang Mai. It's very jungly (think Jurassic Park) and pretty picturesque, seems much more greener that Ko Samet but definitely much more chilled. It's quite a big island (second biggest after Phucket) so you cant really just walk from beach to beach. Might enquire about renting a bike (push not motor) (well, maybe motor - the roads are flat here atleast).
Ok well my time seems to counting down on the internet. I still haven't figured out the whole uploading pictures thing, you all might just have to wait im afraid. Oh, and yesterday I saw my first proper Thailand sunset on Ao Prao Beach (Ko Samet) (!). But, I didn't take my camera but im sure there'll be plenty more. A memory, not a photo. All good things in sunsets. :)
Speak soon and hope everybody is doing ok. Maybe at some point i'll start missing a few of you... (except Benson, I kinda miss him, he'd love the beach!) X