After trying to organise a train from Krabi to Bangkok and being lied to by every travel agent on Lanta that all trains in the country were booked up for a month, we opted to fly straight to Chiang Mai instead. We booked a mini bus to take us to the airport. The bus arrived 30 minutes late and we squeezed on, Nicola at the front and me at the back in between a group of French travellers.
We were driven to the north of the island to the ferry port where we sat for an hour in traffic where I managed to read many chapters of Moby Dick. Once we were on the ferry it got us across to what I thought was the mainland very quickly.
After quite a bit more driving we boarded a much bigger ferry and everyone got out to stretch and have a piss…
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