Southern Lanta Resort
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As October 31st drew nearer, Ben and I started seeing signs popping up around the island advertising for various Halloween parties. Not expecting to be able to take part in the festivities this year, as we knew the holiday is not traditionally celebrated by Thai people, we were pleasantly surprised that there seemed to be a few options for us. Although these celebrations are put on mainly for the Western crowd staying on ...
... bar before meeting up with Grahame's friend and heading to the boxing bar where buckets of cocktails seemed a good idea. We headed to a couple more bars then finished the night dancing on the party beach before we had to say goodbye to Blake as he sensibly left just early enough to catch a taxi boat back to his resort.
We headed home (via the 80 baht pizza place) and stayed for the last time in the hardest bed known the man (just one level harder than a concrete floor)!
... the Ko Lanta coast to a more secluded beach and we hoped to a bungalow with less scary arachnids (6). Our second location on Ko Lanta, Klong nin beach, proved to be an idyllic setting. Located farther from what little crowds there are on the island, fantastic food options and a short motorbike ride to the jungled southern end of the island, where the monkeys take over and apparently cobra sightings are not that rare. We saw lots of monkeys but gratefully ...
... particularly geared towards understanding commercial strategy vs spiritual consequence. After a few hours of heated debate, the heavens opened, a huge lightning storm played out, both inside and outside the dining room, and after the storm cleared things were not the same again. Utopian fantasies faded and the cracks started to appear.
So, it was a strange combination, permaculture principles were not applied in full, it was all rather for show, everyone was leaving to escape and ...
An early morning pickup and I was carted off to the Lanta Divers shop. I was paired with an Austrian fellow named Benjamin who was also in need of a refresher. He only got certified two years ago but already owns his own regulator and dive watch - boys and their toys. A South African lady Meagan was our instructor and she went over theory and safety procedures during our two hour boat ride out to the Ko Ha Islands. I was a bit fuzzy on decompression and ...