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Hi all, dont be worrying - when you see some of the pics you'll be all wishing you were quit your jobs and here as well.

Im doing fine, eating plenty of the healthy local produce (though somewhat slightly different in Malaysia than Thailand) and so are the side effects - interpret for yourself!!

Its been a while since i posted on here - so Ive been to see the floating market and Tiger Temple last monday.

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Its bout a 3hr drive one way to Ratchanburi outside Bangkok. Long day but saw plenty and met even more people as well, ozzies, brits, germans, dutch etc. So im not alone nor missing home either - sorry to say it but i suppose some of you figured it out!

Since Monday i moved to Ko Samui island to what - just the norm - laze around on the beach - not just - im no beach kido! So i hired a scoota and on the way to find gas, 3 more brits were looking for the gas station as well so they followed and so the tour of Ko Samui began. Travelled round the island in a day (a wet one - for the rains came down, and we got soaked!) on the scoot - well considering the scoot only cost 3 quid a day and about 1.50 to fill it (which lasted two days).

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Second day i hired it again and things were much better! So what else did i do - yea, sat about, met more people, sweated most of the time!

Left Ko Samui on Fri afternoon to head for Malaysia/Thai border still abit worried bout the fighting situation there! but i went anyhow - with armed protection - army and police boarded the train at Hat Yai (bout 4 hrs from the border) and kept watch but nothing happened thankfully - Uzi's and M16's on hand for you who are interested. Did feel a wee bit hairy mind you but i made it over the border on Sat afternoon safe and sound.

Well what now your wondering ??? - stayed in Khota Bharu for one night and as was wet etc I figured i move on to Taman Negara National Park. So here i am after a long day of getting here first, then jungle trekking, then cave exploring and now im off to do a night safari in the 4x4 in an hour or two.

So bye bye for now to all and keep in touch!

Posted by smythy 03:29 Archived in Malaysia Tagged backpacking

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