It wasn’t easy to get there but finally I made it – arrived at the “Swedish Resort” 16km south of Hua Hin. From Bangkok I went on a 5 hour train ride and 1 hour pick up truck drive, to get to the resort. Because it was already 9pm in the evening when I arrived, Lola was asleep.
When she saw me the next morning it was a huge surprise for her. She was almost shocked but so happy to see me. So we had some really nice days and celebrated Christmas all together with a nice dinner.
Because of different circumstances I left Hua Hin already on the 27th and traveled further south to Chumphon. Chumphon is a small town from where boats leave to the nearby islands like Koh Tao, Koh Phangan or Koh Samui. Chumphon has a nearby beach which is called “Hat Tha Wua Laen Beach”, a great destination for kitesurf. When I arrived at Chumphon I jumped on the next pick up truck to go the 16km up north to the beach side to give it a try and maybe stay for 2-3 days to do some kitesurf. Sadly there wasn’t any wind and the guy from North Kiteboarding told me that the wind left 2 weeks ago and he does not expect it to come back within the next week.
So the decision was made and I went back to Chumphon to get on the night boat, a small fisher boat, to leave for Koh Tao. The boat takes about 6 hours for the 75 km to get to Koh Tao. It leaves at 11pm and arrives at Koh Tao the next morning at 6am. They lay some mattresses out for people to sleep on but because of New Year there were too many on the boat so that body’s where on top of each other. So I took a mattress out and climbed through the side window of the boat on the roof where a beautiful sky – full of stars – was waiting for me.