Travel Blogs from Khao Lak
... teams and we volunteers set up three teaching stations. Josh, Nicky and I were teaching “Sports” for the first three lessons. The children, as expected, were as good as gold and Nicky very quickly got the hang of how we did things and joined in the lessons. With frequent coffee breaks and a longer break for lunch (when James and Josh played football with the boys) our four hours of teaching soon passed.
Back in Khao Lak there was time for an hour ...
... bag, with a few Malaysian vacationers to bring up the Asian quotient. After sizing up my equipment (XL size wetsuit of course) we all jumped in the back of several pickup trucks with benches and a canopy in the back. There's no turning back now..
Our dive boat was a good size and looked in good condition. A couple dozen oxygen tanks lined the back of the boat, which lead out to a kitchen on the left and 3 washrooms on the right. ...
... such a high speed that I thought my end was nigh. Poor Phil would arrive on Tuesday, I thought, to find me in the mortuary. The driver did deliver me safely however but dropped me at the very top end of the town making it a long walk back home.
Sunday was another lovely lazy day, spent on the beach. My usual beach bar appeared to be closed and so I wandered right to the end of Nang Thong beach and spent a very pleasant few hours at Marigold ...
... aged Polish couple, a young Polish couple and a Belgian couple. We stayed in a floating village; huts held up on logs and similar actually on the lake itself (one could feel the thing rocking a little). We went swimming, then on a massive trek through some amazing rainforest to a cave, which was huge and completely dark inside so we had to use torches. We had to clamber over stuff and swim inside the cave which was ...
... so I slipped into my usual weekend routine - an hour or two at the pool on Saturday morning, lunch at the Green Beach Cafe, a few hours reading in the shade on the beach and then a trip to the market in Bang Niang. It has become such a routine now that Blah Blah Bar at the market have my mango shake ready and waiting for me! There I chatted to an elderly Swiss gentleman who, like me, went seeking the sun for 5 or 6 months every winter. We talked about ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking