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The adventures of Fe & Chris

“Great God, this is an awful place”

Now, I know Scott was somewhere with a rather more challenging climate than the 30 degrees Celcius we are currently experiencing, but by a slight error of judgement we have ended up in a place that can only be described as …er… a bit pants. Well, OK I could describe it otherwise, but standards of decency must be maintained.

We are on the beach of Hat Khong Nin on the island Ko Lanta. Our guidebook describes the island favourably, however thus far it has no redeeming features whatsoever. It is a hole. Even my red curry was a wet, watered down flavourless affair.

We arrived on the island having failed to book accommodation in advance (we did try, but Thai phones are somewhat taxing). A seemingly reasonable gentleman touting for business on the jetty offered us board at his establishment, the Lanta Nice Beach Resort, and offered us a lift there. His place had an OK review in the manual, so we went against all our past reservations of such touts and went with him.

On arrival he informed us there was, in fact, no room at the inn, and didn’t even offer us a stable. We searched up and down the beach and found all the other hotels to be full. To add to our annoyance, the town was not even nice. Finally we found a smelly room at the Pink House. It’s the most expensive room we’ve had in Thailand, and also the least pleasing.

We’re cutting our losses and leaving on the next ferry, 17 hours after arriving.


  G wrote @ February 11th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

Very sorry to hear of this problem. I hope your next destination is better. I know how you feel as I once went to Leicester.

  Soph wrote @ February 11th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

I have been informed this morning that apparently Rotherham is similar.

  Keir wrote @ February 11th, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Was roughly my experience of Ko Samui. a) we booked a shit place and b) the place was hit by a tropical storm. Also had a similar experience the other day going through Dundee

Why bother travelling - just go to Portobello

  Chris’s Mum and Dad wrote @ February 11th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

Why not go to Fife? Bridge tolls now axed on the Forth and Tay!
Make sure you are at the airport in very good time!

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