When we first planned this trip, we booked tickets from Bangkok to Bali on March 27th. We had been flirting with the idea of extending our trip, and a few days ago we decided we would try to change our flights. On the day we called, we realized Christian booked his flight to Bali on March 23rd., and he had already missed his flight! You can imagine his reaction when he found out he was a no-show! So we had to change my flight and get a brand new ticket for him.
Koh Lanta is a beautiful, quiet island. We decided to stay here for a couple days, and for the first time on our trip, we actually got to sleep in. We’ve been on the go since we got here, waking up early for diving, adventure tours or traveling.
How we got here: One hour ferry from Phi Phi – 300 baht each
What we ate: I keep going back to a place near our resort that has ginger tea, and I’m already starting to feel better, otherwise… everything we’ve had is delicious.
Where we stayed: Lanta Sunny House – a bungalow with a fan is 700 baht, including a free tuk tuk ride from the pier. Also included with your stay- guaranteed lizard sightings in the bathroom and balcony and the occasional random noise at night. Supposedly it’s a giant gecko, but I haven’t seen it yet. (It is loud though)
Activities: We rented a scooter for 250 baht and rode around the island. On our way to Old Town we spotted some elephants, but kept going since we had planned to check them out later in the day on the South part of the island. We also hiked to a cave and a waterfall.
(Our hiking guide to the waterfall)
Next stop: Tomorrow we are going to the Krabi airport, and flying to Bangkok. All the trains back to Bangkok were booked, so we decided that we rather pay extra for the flight, than sit on a bus for 16 hours.
(Photos by Christian Rodas)