Ko Lipe, Island paradise
Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
189Trip End Mar 16, 2009
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Where I stayed
Our accommodation for the next three nights as at the recently completed establishment called the Baan Porn Inn, we were a little sceptical at first but thought it might just be a common Thai name. We were checked into a simple room with fan, TV and attached bathroom. The art on the walls if I can call it that stuck with the theme of the Inn and seemed if it was cut from an old workshop calendar or girly mag
The island and its beauty made up for all the accommodations shortcomings. We spend the next two days lazing on the beach, reading and swimming it the 30 degree plus crystal clear waters. We might even have got a little bit of a tan for our effort. This is how holidays should be. In the evening the island comes alive with lights and sound as the 20 or so bars start opening. All seem to have their own theme and music blaring which makes it nice to take it all in by having a drink and then moving to the next bar.
On the second night we settled in at one of the beach bars and were treated to a spectacular lightening show! We sipped our drinks soaked up the cool music and watched the amazing lightning storm over the ocean. This seemed to inspire the staff at the bar and their resident fire juggler came out to show us his light show. We were entertained the entire evening with his twirling sticks of fire and interesting manoeuvres.
The important thing we realised about making the most of island life is to ditch your watch and just listen to your body. Sleep when you are tired, eat when you are hungry swim when you are hot and drink when you are thirstily! That's when you truly start relaxing. Fortunately we have another 10 days of island life as we move on to Ko Phi Phi island and then Ko Pha Ngan.