Saturday, 28 March 2015


It was time to leave Koh Chang though unfortunately, and we hopped the ferry across to the mainland, the price including a mini bus trip to Chantaburi where we would stay a couple of nights.

According to all the info I could find online, the only place to get rental bikes here is through a small laundry shop, so with the help of the girls we organized for 3 bikes to be waiting and our driver took us there...  eventually.  It is a hard place to find, even though we had the boss talking to our mini bus driver by phone.

"Motorbikes can be rented from a man named Jong, who runs a small laundry shop on Tha Chalaep Soi 8 near Burapha University. It's not easy to find, so Jong encourages travellers to call him at (081) 853 1763, and he will deliver the bike(s) to anywhere in town. The cost is 300 baht per day. If wanting someone else to handle it, River Guest House can make arrangements for you. "

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The driver then took the girls to our intended accommodation for the night while we followed on bikes, once again another hard to find place, Wang Phla Resort.  A really nice place with excellent over-water bungalows all the way around a huge pond that was just teeming with large fish, though unfortunately you aren't allowed to fish here...

The rooms were really nice and great value at 500bt, with a small balcony you can relax on and feed the fish from.  The menu was a little expensive, but we just got food from nearby and all had a couple of beers and relaxed a little before hitting the road and doing some exploring on the bikes.

 Wang Phla Resort


It was quite a big afternoon on the scooters, exploring some of the coast and then night markets, before kicking on back at Wang Phla after eventually finding our way back, it proved quite tricky actually and we were getting a little worried!

Snaps from our first afternoon

Mmmmm...  delicious!  Back home - bait,  Thailand - dinner!!

I just want ONE cast!!