Trip Start Jan 17, 2008
7Trip End Feb 12, 2008
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Once I arrived I was shuttled to my resort called the " Dream Team Resort". I was very impressed with this place...for only 1500 baht I had a very nice bungalow in a nice garden. This was by far the best place I have stayed so far. The accommodation was good, the staff were great and the food top notch. This island is fairly large and I didn't see many taxi's cruising around so I decided to rent a scooter
The next day I decided to tour the island a bit. My confidence was getting higher driver the scooter so I decided to give it more gas. Life was great and the weather was awesome however my spidy senses were tingling...being on the spidy bike and all. Well I had a little accident :) followed with a bit of road rash. I got into some gravel and lost it. Ya I wasn't hurt too much except for my pride. There was no damage to the motorbike...I prefer to call it a motorbike like the Thais do as well....it sounds more manly than a scooter. I headed straight to the beach and went swimming in the ocean to clean up all the scrapes...I happened to stumble upon a very nice beach that was fairly quiet. SoI guess it was meant to be. This beach had great swimming and nice sand with a few restaurants.
Following day I went on another snorkeling trip. This time I took a speed boat. We cruised out to this one island and did a bunch of snorkeling around the island followed by a few hrs on the beach. I believe this island was called Ko Mak but I have to look that up
I couldn't pass up another deep sea fishing trip so I booked it. There was only 5 of us on this "real" fishing boat as opposed to the one I took in Ko Chang. We were going after the big sail fish etc...Things were slow for the first hr or 2 when one of the rods had one on. A Swedish guy picked it up and reeled the fish in....the big catch was maybe a 3 pound tuna lol.....what was even worse this was the only fish caught the whole day but thats fishing for you. It was still a good day...we did go swimming and snorkeling and the scenery was great...sure beats a day in the office.
My final night in Ko Lanta I went out for a nice seafood dinner. I think it was called Seafood Korae??? This dish was served on a wood burning fire. They gave me a plate of raw seafood and a pan to put over the fire along with water and some vegetables. Around the rim of the pan that was indented out you put the veggies, some egg and water
I really like Ko Lanta. The beaches were very nice, the island was big. I found it to be fairly quiet as well. My 4 nights here went very fast.
I caught a boat back to Phuket were I stayed one more night. I ended up drinking a lot more Thai Whiskey that night. The next morning wasn't too bad. I caught a flight to Bangkok were I will spend 2 nights before going home.