A view from my room – of Minibus Mayhem

Livin in a serviced studio apartment in Boat Lagoon is all good.  My balcony overlooks the meandering mangrove river leading here.  The air is fragrant with tropical blossoms.  And in the mornings and especially the afternoons we have regular Minibus Mayhem when the minivans descend to deliver and collect the tourists who are heading for or have spent the day on Phi Phi Island or wherever.

Sometimes there’s water in the lagoon but during the low spring tides it’s like someone let the plug out…






This week Minibus Mayhem reached giddy heights with minibuses double parked around the circle (roundabout to Australians) just before my apartment  and a double decker coach joined the fray.  The coach had to back up at least 500 metres because it simply couldn’t manoeuvre . What’s it going to look like in high season?

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I'm a sailing traveller floating around South East Asia on my boat Yana de Lys. I spend as much time as I can exploring the back streets and pretending to act like a local. Everything I talk about is simply based on my own experiences. (But hey - I'm open to sponsorship offers from five star hotels and stuff. Bring it on!) Get in touch with me on: +61 411 220 592 and +61 8 6255 5074 penny@sailingtravelblog.com

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