Beginning of the Return Home

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Our last day in Thailand was a long one. I forget exactly, but wakeup was something like 4.30 am to begin our escort from Ko Lanta to Phuket (and then from there to Bangkok to Australia to New Zealand). Our driver was a great host and put on some mostly English western music. The one issue being, it was a 3 hour van ride, and the music was no more than 40min long per repeat. Crossing over on a car ferry off Lanta we watched a glistening sunrise as our time away took its final leg.

Up in the plane it was a fairly clear day. I didnt have the window seat, and my 28mm lens is less than idea for capturing the awesome view down below, but I still captured a few images I am happy with:

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The last Ko Lanta Sunset

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Our last night in Ko Lanta, we arrived early and got some good viewing seats at the corner of the resort. It was claimed to be one of the best spots to see a sunset in all of Ko Lanta. We had been previous nights, but unfortunately the weather had not been in our favour. Today still had a low set of clouds as the sun edged towards the sea, but the sky colours afterwards were certainly beautiful.

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It was our last proper sunset for Thailand actually. in 24 hours time we would already be flying away from our holiday!

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I love the colour the sky became as all around fell to night. Isn’t nature just awesome!

 

Final Days Ko Lanta

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As with all holidays, they come to an end. I’ve got a few selections left to share over the coming days, bit as I look over my holiday snaps, the bottom of the pile is looming.

Not one for just sitting and basking in the sun, I went for numerous walking outings whilst we stayed at Ko Lanta. Here are some shots from the second to last day we stayed on the island.

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“No Parking On Uneven Days” – surely that causes confusion at times?

Petrol and Coal

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In Ko Lanta, you have the choice of petrol from your general gas station (as above), or…

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By the bottle is slightly cheaper! (and you get a bottle!!!)

There is also a local movement to stop the development of a coal power plant back in Krabi – places like Koh Lanta and their marine reserves in the transporting way. Its a tough one for a country both so dependent on tourism, but equally, with massive power demands (and outages). Unfortunately, we all say ‘not in my backyard’…but who’s, or what alternatives?

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A few facebook links regarding the protest:

https://www.facebook.com/NoCoalLanta
https://www.facebook.com/SayNoToKrabiCoalPowerPlant

Welcome Ko Lanta

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After a ~2 hour boat trip we landed in the sunny (really really hot) Ko Lanta. Spending the rest of the day at the hotel area, it was like its own little village (much larger than our other temporary homes). An interesting observation (perhaps) also that it was the most English-western of all stops in Thailand based on both things like the music at the resort, and the general accent of the tourist staying there.

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