The weather has been very wet for this time of year, raining almost every day and is very overcast most of the day. But at 26C its still a very pleasant place to be. The island is covered in jungle, full of monitor lizards, at least 3 different species of snake (all poisonous), scorpions, spiders and beautiful birds and butterflies.
We've met some great people already, some holiday makers and some fellow travellers. Jane and David are spending 5 months travelling around south east asia and are now on their way to north Thailand and Laos. Markus is travelling around Thailand for 3 weeks and has given us some fantastic tips for the north of the country. Kristina and Andreas from Sweden are on their hols too and proved to be excellent companions during the very wet days!! We had so much in common and were delighted to spend 24 hours with them over a 36 hour period!!
A clouded monitor lizard on the way to the beach
Our friendly bathroom spider keeping the real bugs away
A beautiful indigenous butterfly of unpronounceable name
Kristina and Andreas helping us keep our spirits up during the wet weather
You have to be careful ordering dishes where the meat isn't defined! Luckily these 6 week old kittens weren't on the menu but were happy to clean up our leftovers.
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