The border crossing from Cambodia to Thailand was the usual mix of being quietly ripped off for everything from bag carriers to taxis plus mild panics about loosing kids and or bags whilst trying to complete arrival and departure cards, but we made it relatively unscathed. We arrived at the port by Trat around midday and caught the 12:30 princess ferry to the gorgeous island of Ko Kood or Ko Kut as some write it.
We spent four days on the island but could easily have stayed longer. The beaches were amazing, white sands, reefs for snorkeling from the beach, and a relaxing friendly vibe everywhere.
We hired scooters for two days to explore the islands interior waterfalls and the fascinating fishing village which was more free like a free aquarium where the kids got to hold all manner of sea life. The island is ridiculously hilly akin to Ko Tao in its gradients so just riding around the roads was an adventure in itself. One hill in particular saw us relaying up individual passengers on the bigger of the two scooters just in case we didn't make it so as to avoid the jumping off half way up we had in Ko Tao. Sandy roads down to the beaches also provided excitement with the bikes skidding all over the place under the careful driving of my dad, Alan and Mikey.
We stayed at Dusita which had an expansive garden with gigantic coconut trees which were harvested every day by a man with a trained monkey. Watching the argument between organ grinder and worker was a reminder that they are not so far removed from man in evolution.
It felt way to early to leave the island but with flights booked we had to return to Bangkok for our final destination with the Grandparents Judge: Kanchanaburi.
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