6/21/18: The Only 3 Tourists On Koh Chang

I woke up and went for a run on the trails. It was finally sunny out!
The bungalow dogs followed me part of the way, which was really sweet.

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The dogs!

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About a mile away from the bungalow, I saw a scary-looking dog guarding one of the buildings. I was too afraid to go past it, thinking it might attack me, so I just turned back around and ran back to the bungalow. I did the same loop twice, making it a painstakingly slow and hilly 4-mile run. I  walked up most of the hills since they were at at least a 7% incline, making it nearly impossible to run up them.

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Views from the run
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Cool peas I saw

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I had breakfast, which was oatmeal with pineapple, around 9. The pineapple was so sweet and soft; one of the best I’ve ever had.

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Bungalow!

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We walked to the lake, which was in the middle of the island. It took about an hour to get there. We saw hardly anyone on the way, and absolutely no one once we were there. Just some eagles and dogs, but no humans.

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Impromptu jungle trekking

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On the way to the lake

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The lake

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We were a bit hesitant to go in the lake since we didn’t know if there were leeches or alligators or anything, but we figured it was fine and eventually swam in. It was so nice and refreshing.

We laid out on the rocks for a while, soaking in the sun after being deprived of it for the last few days.

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Eventually we were all hungry so we walked back to the bungalows for lunch. We all ordered fried rice, which was delicious and so satisfying after the long, hot, and hilly walk.

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We laid around for a while, listening to music and just chilling.

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Lunch views

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Chillin’

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Around 3, we walked down to the beach, which was just 3 minutes away, and stayed until sunset.

It’s crazy how we could see Myanmar just in front of us, directly across from where we sat. It made me want to hop in a boat and see what was there.

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Myanmar ahead

I couldn’t believe islands like this still exist in Thailand. I’d only heard of touristy islands, so I didn’t think there were still untouched places like Koh Chang. It was really nice to be the only 3 tourists on the whole island.

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Isabeau and Adrian taught me some more simple German phrases, like  “I am 24 years old,” “I’m from the USA.” “How are you?” “I like…” “I don’t like…” “It is hot,” etc. I love learning German! It’s so fun.

We went back shortly after the sun set and showered.

 

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We were all starving and tired from walking around and spending the whole day in the sun.

So after we had our dinner (green curry for me), and a plate of rambutan given to us by the bungalow owners (my first time trying it! I loved it. Like lychee but better), we went to bed.


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