Hello and happy christmas everyone.
So we have left the comfort of flashpacking with Shirls. It was great having Grandma out to see us. We visited Ko Jum after Ko Lanta which was a great experience. The ferry stops in the middle of the sea and a swarm of longtail boats pull up beside it and you have to negotiate dropping down kids, backpacks, and yourselves into the boats to get taken there.
We stayed at Loma bungaows which was beautiful but did involve 180 steps to get up!
We had some awesome storms whilst staying there and were woken up by the monkeys !ost mornings.
From here we stayed on Ko Yao Yai in true flashpacker style complete with a private beach and an infinity pool!
All in all a great 2.5 weeks and well worth the traumatic three hours when Mikey and Grandma left us in a hostel in Phuket for the send off at the airport.
We're struggling to feel very chrsitmassy but our current bungalows do have a Christmas tree and we may buy some Christmas hats from the shop for the big day. We're currently on Ko Phayam, a small island near the Myanmar border. It's fantastic. There's no cars and limited electricity but it has loads of great restaurants and lovely beaches and it's quite cheap (finally).
We've been on the island for a week so far and already feel very welcome. WIFI is a bit scarce though hence the lack of posts. The atmosphere here is very friendly with lots of families around.
Christmas day thhosting is hhosting a big by Thailand's no.1 band: Job2Do so there's plenty to keep us occupied and not too homesick.
The kids are loving our bungalows at the minute thanks to a playground with swings and slides.
We hope to Skype on Christmas day so we'll speak soon. Love to you all.
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