Submitted by Paula Guy on Sun, 05/08/2012 - 21:22
I got talking to a guy the other day and we exchanged stories about our trips so far and where we were going. I told him of our plan to drive down the southern part of Thailand to the island of Phuket. He told me about a coastal town called Prachuap Khiri Khan, that he said was a great place to stay and that not many people go to due to the fact that some of the beach is closed off to the military. We headed there from Kanchanaburi and had phoned the guesthouse he'd recommended and booked ourselves in for 2 nights.
I went for a stroll along the beach the first afternoon while John was resting and came face to face with a Thai army guard with a big gun, frowning at me, it was at that point I remembered what I'd been told about the military owning part of the beach – oooops!!