We’re at the train station waiting to leave Prachuap Khiri Khan, which kind of sucks, because I finally learned the name of the town. Yes, it’s taken this long for me to learn it. My parents always said I was special. We’re going to Chumphon for the night, then taking a ferry to Koh Tao.
Prachuap Khiri Khan is a small seaside town that has few tourists and seems to be pretty relaxed. The people seem very nice, especially the owner of the hotel we stayed at, De Boutique (stay there if you find yourself in this town!), even though it seems like some of the locals laugh at us for being Farangs (foreigner, but may have a slight disparaging term for it). For example, the day after we went to the beach, we climbed the equivalent of 34 flights of stairs (thanks Fitbit!) to a temple sanctuary or something like that. We went to a restaurant after and I feel the locals there were laughing because of how red and sweaty we were. Since I don’t understand Thai, I refuse to be insulted.
Also, Jay is awesome! (more…)