After a week doing little more than trying to find three meals a day in Ao Nang, we were ready for a bit more action by the time we got to Ko Lanta. The west coast beaches, usually so emerald- and millpond-like during the high season, more closely resembled the inside of a washing machine … Continue reading
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Not Expecting Much in Ao Nang
I didn’t have very high expectations for Ao Nang, Lonely Planet warned that it “provides ‘civilisation’ instead of scenery” and that it’s “not the tropical hideaway that most people are looking for.” Friends had warned me that it was too touristy. But I had to get out of Bangkok. I needed to be by the … Continue reading
On the Road: Ko Lanta
We arrived late afternoon in Ko Lanta, so one of our first stops was going to watch the sun set at Long Beach. A pack of stray dogs had the same idea just up the beach from us, even taking a dip in the warm Andaman Sea.
On the Road: Railay Bay
Just around the corner from touristy Ao Nang (by boat that is, there are no roads to get there) is the very picturesque Railay Bay. It really is one of those beautiful places that the Thai Tourism Board must love when taking photos for their marketing campaigns.