We spent our last week in Thailand on Koh Lanta. It’s a beautiful island on the Andaman Sea side of the country. We were there just as off-season started and the place seemed almost deserted. That was pretty sweet. Our days here consisted mostly of swimming in the astoundingly blue, warm waters, eating great food, bombing around the island on scooters (which was a blast if not somewhat dangerous) and hanging out at a little bar on the beach every night where a trio of 2 week old kittens resided. They had been rescued after being abandoned in a field by some cruel asshole. Swanson fell in love with these cute frisky felines. Of course he did.
One afternoon a baby whale shark washed up on the beach. Some of the locals tried to get it back in the water and save it but it didn’t work. The poor fella died and, I imagine, ended up on the menu at one of the restaurants.
After Lanta we headed to the small port town of Krabi before flying to Kuala Lumpur early the next morning. Nice little place to visit, if only for one night. Great street food and later we wandered into a little cultural celebration. Nice send off.
Thailand has been great. It will be missed. Especially by Swanson. Except for the drivers. The damn crazy, dangerous drivers. Locals and Farang alike. No wonder Thailand has the world’s second most traffic fatalities per year. It’s terrifying on these roads.
Au Revoir, Thailand! Hugs and kisses. Hopefully we’ll see you again soon.