05/28/2014 – 328 days/28291 miles

After the day at Krakatoa, we continued on to the end of Sumatra to catch the ferry to Java.
Once we were on the ferry and waiting to leave Sumatra, we noticed a guy (perhaps a bit mad?) in the water, swimming up and down the length of the ship. The racket was that as he was swimming around beside the boat, you’d throw coins into the water and he’d dive down and get them as they were sinking.
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04/06/2014 – 276 days/24291 miles

At this point, I had now real plans moving forward…All I wanted to do was head south towards Malaysia. It just so happens that there are a few islands that are popular destinations in the south of Thailand…so, Koh Tao it is!

In Thai, Koh (sometimes written Ko, in order to save ink by eliminating the useless H) is island, so if you hear someone talking about a destination in Thailand that starts with Koh (Koh Lanta, Koh Samui, Koh Tao, etc), its bound to be an island. And Tao means turtle, so I’m off to Turtle Island, where Splinter is the mayor, and I’m hoping to not have a run in with Bebop and Rocksteady.

From Bangkok, I headed south towards Chumphon, to catch the ferry to Koh Tao. On the way, I had an incident with a beer cooler…
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