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Today is the king's funeral! From what I could gather, it was a week long event but today was the actual ceremony. The guy at the reception of my hostel assured me that things would be open and only bars were closed. However, as I peered out the window this morning to a pretty empty street with lots of closed buildings, I started to have little hope the doctors office was open. I hung around in the AC most of the morning until I decided to head down to the doctors office, and unfortunately, as I suspected, it was closed -_-

I was pretty frustrated after waking up with my ear not feeling better at all. One of the girls in my room suggested that I should be staying out of the sun, as the hot, humid weather fuels bacterial growth. It made sense, and I decided to spend the day indoors to give my body another chance to heal (even though it was nice and sunny outside and all I wanted to do was go to the beach). I continued to read online about ear infections and came across someone who mentioned that pharmacys in Asia are really good and can provide you with the same medicine you will get at the doctor's office. I decided to venture out again, and found an open pharmacy. However, the women said I needed to give it more time before she would give me something different or stronger. Le sigh.

I bought my bus ticket for the next day to head to Phuket. The Similan Islands liveaboard was still in the back of my mind, but as the diving company needed a 24-hour head up prior to the trip, time was not on my side, and I was dangerously close to missing this deadline (there was a trip leaving the 27th and another the 28th). I had kind of accepted that it wasn’t going to happen, but I was getting to the point in my trip where I was tired of moving around so much and just wanted to settle in one place for a bit, so I figured either way I would do that in Phuket.

Distance: 1.3 miles

Posted by bsantos1991 11:33 Archived in Thailand Tagged bus krabi sick ao_nang king_funeral national_holiday

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