Thai Islands

Thai Beaches & The Andaman Sea

 

After a quick visit to Cambodia we flew to Thailand to kick off 9 nights of Thai beach hopping.  We started in Bangkok, flew to Phuket, took numerous long boats and ferries, and eventually spent the majority of our time scootering around the island of Koh Lanta and swimming in the crystal clear waters of Railay Beach West & East in Krabi.  As a heads up, there isn't much cultural content in this post, as we literally spent 9 nights swimming, snorkeling, and walking along various beaches... which by the way, we had a hell of a time doing!

 

Recap below from our time exploring the waters of the Andaman Sea...

this Bangkok restaurant also turned out to be our laundromat hah
this Bangkok restaurant also turned out to be our laundromat hah

Thai street food, probably the best...

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pad thai in an omelette!
pad thai in an omelette!

First stop, Railay Beach East & West in Krabi...

shortly after this it actually poured rain on our bags!
shortly after this it actually poured rain on our bags!
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It dawns on us as we walk the beach that it's Halloween...

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We decide to act quick as we must partake in the holiday.  Laura gives Sean an idea and he gets into costume, Tom Hanks in Castaway...

Wilson!!!!!
Wilson!!!!!

The next day same island, different beach and our favorite visited while in Thailand, Phra Nang...

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'downtown'
the result of TERRIBLE food poisoning: rice, eggs and toast for 4 days!
the result of TERRIBLE food poisoning: rice, eggs and toast for 4 days!

From Krabi it was off to Koh Lanta.  Our boat ride was highlighted by an insane swim through a long, wavy, and pitch dark cave which lead to a beach hidden within a random small island...

cave to beach!
cave to beach!
into the cave, the swim was actually really difficult ha!
into the cave, the swim was actually really difficult ha!
we made it!
we made it!
view of the hidden beach... and our lifejacket wearing fellow tourists
view of the hidden beach... and our lifejacket wearing fellow tourists
local residence
local residence
surprise... we're home owners!
surprise... we're home owners!

Snorkel session...

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Island livin...

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Besides the food poising, island life was good to us and a great way to cap off our epic time traveling for the past 3 months in Asia.  It truly is crazy how fast time flies!  Unfortunately, the final phase of our world tour is upon us.  However we are incredibly excited to mix things up, with only 3 countries remaining on our journey we kick things off on a new continent in the land down unda... first stop Sydney, Australia!

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