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... the whole time there is this running satirical self deprecating commentary on itself. 4. Lanta is considered more of the family island. A stern reminder as to where we fall on the continuum of wild 22 year olds or 40 year olds with kids. It is actually a nice mix of the two and everyone in between. Soft Phil Collins techno remix playing while a 2 year old and 1 year old play with an ashtray and empty Chang bottle at the table next to us. 5. Supposed ...
... learnings and wide eyes took it all in like hungry receptacles eager for their fill of the new and interesting. Like so many things however, when you scratch beneath the surface, what is publically displayed is an altogether different reality from the exterior which is initially presented. Some sad facts drape over the retreat, and cling like a death shroud, covering what was once great and grand, but now has sadly passed, and is lifeless and wilted. The “guru” (quotation ...
... freshened up and headed in the opposite direction along the road for about 15 minutes to find the number one attraction in Koh Lanta. The animal sanctuary. I swear this island was made for me! When we arrived there was cats chilling out everywhere. There were people around but no one urgent to speak to us, the woman we believe to be the manager had finished speaking to others and headed over to us, she seemed pleased we were there to walk ...
... our plane to Krabi, then a three hour road journey with couple of very slow ferry rides in the middle! We are all wrecked, and look as though we have been sleeping rough in the park for a week, - two of us have vastly swollen ankles, and one of us is nursing even sorer (is this a word?) ribs
We check into a small room in the Pakragasi guesthouse on Koh Lanta, Thailand (in case your wondering) and spend much of the next three days ...
1) yellow curry paste
2) gai satay (chicken skewers) with peanut sauce
3) shrimp pad Thai (rice noodles with things--one of my favorite)
4) Tom kha gai (coconut milk soup with chicken)
5) gaeng kari gai (yellow curry with chicken)
It was all soooo good!! We did not even come close to eating all the food. Yai then also made us some mussel-type of thing stir fried in chili paste (first time I had anything ...