Khaolak Oriental Resort
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Travel Blogs from Khao Lak
... Bang Niang where almost 2000 westerners were killed. A police boat marks the memorial which was washed up over a kilometer in land. Fortunately the crew members survived but sadly the ship was out at sea protecting the kings grandson jet skiing when the tsunami struck, sadly the kings grandson was never found.
Next we went to see the sea people 'Chao Lay' who have built a wooden hut to commemorate their lost families. Inside the walls are decorated with beautiful paintings ...
... could I say except Yes Please!! I do not dive, but I love swimming and living on a boat is the best! Nils is very happy too! Another gym session, finally getting back into shape! Luca recommended a great Italian restaurant La Piccolo Maria, just off the beach. We picked up a 10% discount from the dive shop Similian Dive Safaris. Gorgeous salad and pizza. So excited for ...
Loi Krathong Festival of Lights or Loi Krathong So I never actually wrote about the Festival of Lights or Loi Krathong as its cakes here. It coincided with full moon on Wednesday 28th Nov. I'm not sure if that's incidental or if it always happens on full moon; makes sense that it would be the same time. Fin drove myself Jojo & his wife to an area where a stage was set up by the river around 9pm - it was just like a carnival, there was fair ...
It was my first ever Friday without any school placements to teach at or orphanage to help out in and I basically just sat at Walkers watching one of Andy's favorite films - "Mr. Brooks", with a bunch of other people that were equally as laid back that day. The movie was pretty good though, or at least for all the parts when little Enya did not try to make me eat a tamarind pod.
As a person that just can't sit around ...
... Jackie and Nina (Switzerland), Elena, Roberta, Christiano and Andrea (Italian) and Janna and Jari (Finland) and dive masters Lizzie (England) and Dear (Thailand) and of course the inimitable Roger (Switzerland), who keeps us all laughing constantly. The thing about these live-aboards is that they are only as great as the people you are with and we are with a great bunch!
The diving is great, although, on the first dive, we saw as many divers as we did ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center