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Nov 28, 2011 - Old School in Old Town

Today we decided it was time to but the pedal to the metal and head to the east side of the island to check out the former pre-tourism city center known simply as "Old Town"... this sleepy little single street village is where most folks depart from if they are taking island tours with the operators but outside of that there is very little left for activity in this one time thriving fishing village. It actually gives it a much more authentic Thai feel then many of the places you go in Thailand that are simply quickly build concrete...

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Nov 27, 2011 - A Day at Khlong Khong

We have now officially toured, beach bummed, and relaxed. But as it turns out we have yet to really take in any night life. Now one thing about Koh Lanta, compared to some of it's more party orientated cousin islands is that it does not simply come to you. You must go to it. Now before I step back to our seeking night life, we have come to the conclusion that our generally early bed times are only partially our fault. We would not sit here and lie to you suggesting that we were not willing participants but perhaps if the "party" here at...

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Nov 26, 2011 - If Yan Can Coook...

So we haven't been being very good tourists lately. We were suppose to go diving a lot in Koh Lanta but the prices were grossly, almost insultingly overpriced. We were suppose to go on a 4 island tour to some sun swept little gems, but we hear it was over priced and overrated. Our attempts to make it to the marine park had been kiboshed. We just keep getting stuck on the beaches. I mean for 20 bucks a couple can have themselves a seriously phenomenal delicious three course meal with 2 beer each to wash it down. It is easy to see how a...

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Nov 25, 2011 - I Can Ride A Bike Again!!

Renting a moped to get around Thailand's sand swept islands is sort of like discovering how to walk. It really frees up your options and lets you explore things on your own terms... so at 10 dollars a day you really do feel like the cost of freedom is actually quite cheap. With that in mind we opened up the throttle on this 200 CC monster and bagged it out onto the open road. We had originally planned to head down to the national park on the south tip of the island but as we made our way there... snaking our way past every beach along the...

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Nov 24, 2011 - Ko Lanta - The Exploration Begins

Bacon. We crave Bacon. To our delight, and a bit of surprise as Islam is a fairly major religion in the region we actually got bacon with our breakfast this morning. So far the food at the resort (as well as everywhere really) has been really good. We have eaten more friend noodles and rice in the past few days then i would normally eat in a month so started venturing back to a bit of western fair as both of our stomachs have been a little on the grumbly side. Not sick, but not quite great. So we also ate some pizza for supper. Of course...

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Nov 23, 2011 - Ko Lanta, FINALLY!

We made it to Ko Lanta after a 2 hour mini-van/ferry white knuckler ... with roads that tend to only run straight for a few hundred yards and a driver who was insistent on making 4 vehicle passes in a shot because it was "Quicker for you sir" we were quite relieved to have made it to our little island paradise in one piece. It appears we are now into the official paradise portion of our trip. Ko Lanta is exactly what we were hoping Thailand would be. Our resort is truly very beautiful... and only about a 30 yards down a well lit path to one...

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May 9, 2010 - buddhist temple in krabi, then onto ko lanta

Very early start today. Was up before 5am so we could go to the buddhist temple in krabi, wanted to be there early so we could see sunrise. the temple has 2 major points of interest, a walk up 1300 steps to the top of a hill to a view point where you can see all over the city and see the most amazing sun rises and sunsets or a 400 step walk in the jungle to see caves and a massive tree thought to be 1000 years old plus to see the praying grounds of the monks. as you can guess i took the easier option and went to see the jungle and caves....

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Jan 15, 2008 - Phra Ae Beach, Koh Lanta

We had a great time in Ko Lanta - a pristine beach, a wonderful bungalow at the Red Snapper, lots of sun, lots of books, and spotty internet access... All added up to a very relaxed time! We toured around the island on a moped, saw an evening of Thai boxing, and had a great time hanging out and partying with our new Canadian friends: Nils and Glen from Vancouver, and Ann from Montreal. We were introduced to bucket drinks, and bioluminescence (sp?) in the ocean at night (head in for a midnight swim, swing your arms and legs, and watch the...

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