Sunday, 11 December 2011

Koh Lanta

Getting to Koh Lanta was super cheap - the barge cost us less than $1 each and we could bring the bikes. From Hua Hin we crossed to the island and spent the next 6 days there. We found a cheap place to stay on the beach in a very simple bungalow. We usually look for the most run down looking places as they usually suit our limited budget the best. Koh Lanta is a pretty little island full of lush forest and white sandy beaches. The second day we were there Mark came off his bike going around a bend. Luckily nothing serious happened but he did have a nice bloody leg to show for it as he was only wearing shorts. It's so easy to fall into that relaxed island way of life and forget about protecting yourself, and then something like that happens and you're reminded again why it's so important to cover up.
While we were there we did a couple of day trips out to Koh Phi Phi and some other islands and otherwise just spent the time chillin' on the beach which is not a bad way of life really :)
One day we went to check out the local non-profit organisation Lanta Animal Welfare. LAW’s objective is to relieve the suffering and pain of the animals on the island through sterilisation and care. We took a couple of dogs out for a walk while we we there.
While we here we got the good news from home that we had been granted our Pakistan visas after only 1 week! That was extremely quick, we had expected it to take at least 1 month. On top of that they gave us a three month visa which is more than we need but not complaining! So we celebrated with a cold Chang beer on the beach.
We really enjoyed our time here and was sad leaving the place, but I'm sure it won't be the last nice beach in Thailand.
On the barge going to Koh Lanta

  Koh Lanta

Our home at Koh Lanta - Charlee Barleys

Our very humble abode

That's what happens kids, when you ride a motorbike in shorts

Dog walking

 Rubber tree

 Celebrating getting our Pakistan visas

1 comment:

  1. hi mark well im not sure if iv got this right but i will try to post a comment .
    iv been looking with envy at your trip i wish i was there i hope your having a great time you look to be .
    all being well im in the uk from 1 april for 6 months . i hope to maybe see you out that way .
    pete from uk