Koh Lanta, Thailand
Trip Start Jan 17, 2010
10Trip End Mar 04, 2010
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Where I stayed
Lanta Paradise Beach Resort
that the extra luxuries in the family room was well worth sharing(we had only known each other for 2 days at this point, but we hit it off!).
We did a 4 Island tour (of course with Michelle and Michael), the first stop was Koh Ngai where we snorkelled and saw some cool fish and no jellyfish eggs(Yeah!!)! Then we went to Kraden Island which is famous for its mass annual underwater weddings. It had a beautiful white sandy beach with really shallow water. The next stop was Koh Muk which we were all looking forward to, because of hearing about the Emerald Cave(Morakot Cave)
The day before we left Koh Lanta we did a cave tour to Mai Kaew Cave. It is on a local family's property and you pay 200B/person for them to guide you through the caves. The cave was amazing! It was huge, but it didn't look very big from the outside. Some of the rooms were at least 20 metres high! It was discovered by one of the family members only 30 years ago when he followed a bee to it(looking for their honey)! It had some bamboo bridges and ladders, and some tight spots to crawl through(don't know how big people do this tour). Near the end of the cave was a cavern that had about 100 bats in it! It was the "Bat Cave", we didn't venture to far in, just far enough to take a picture(we don't have a rabies shot and didn't want to turn into a vampire)
Only 3 nights in Bangkok before we head home! We plan to do some shopping and soaking up some more of the sun while we can! Some of the interesting things we have come across in Thailand:
1. A family of 4 can fit on a scooter, and no one wears a helmet. 2. You don't put toilet paper in the toilet, but in the trash can.
3. Public bathrooms might have soap to wash your hands but never any towels!4. U-Turns on the roads are part of the every day travelling, even big buses(they don't have overpasses).5. Truly amazing how they can transport so much stuff on a scooter!
6. Massages, Suits, Food and almost everything is cheap in Thailand... except for Sunscreen! I guess the locals don't use it(need it) so they gouge the tourists!What we are looking forward to when we get home:
1. Our own bed.
2. Our clean bathroom.3..... and of course seeing all of you!See you soon! R&R