19.09.2006 - 19.09.2006
This morning Judith was up at 7am! We both went for breakfast at Patcharee Bakery (Best banana pancakes in Thailand) before going for a wander. Today we were meeting a couple of people that Judith had met earlier in her trip.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get to the pier in time to meet them off the boat so they found us instead. They were Rebecca from Australia and her partner Racoumia from New Zealand, a traditional Maori with the tattoos and long hair to boot. With them they brought Puni, a Malay guy from Kuala Lumpur who was on his holidays.
We walked them to their apartment, which was next door to ours, then went to the beach. However, I had to lie in the shade and couldn’t go in the water because of my sunburn, so after a while I went back to the apartment. On the way back home, I went on the net and got some shorts as we were planning on going snorkelling.
I later got a text and met up with everyone again at the James Bond bar for a drink and to watch ‘The Beach’. After the movie we went back to the apartment and got showered and changed for dinner.
Dinner was at a small place called ‘Papaya’ and the food was amazing, no wonder the place was always packed! The man who works and runs the place takes the orders (by memory), takes the money, serves the drink and the food and cooks the meals. I’ve never seen anything like it.
After dinner Rebecca and Judith went to bed. It was only half 8 so I went to Carpe Diem with Racoumia and Puni. This bar was lovely, lit up by candles, right on the beach and had a fire show (though it was a bit amateurish). This place had no chairs but had short tables surrounded but mats and cushions. We had a drink here, then left Puni in ‘Hippies Bar’ and went on to the reggae bar, where you can volunteer to fight a real Thai boxer for 2 buckets. I had one drink and there didn’t seem to be anyone volunteering so went home to bed. I left Racoumia talking to a bloke called Dave.