We ended up spending seven months in Thailand. We didn’t plan to stay so long but Thailand has a way of sucking you in with its gentle Buddhist ways, the fiery cuisine, and an style of living that’s both easy for a foreigner to adapt to but exotic enough to keep things interesting. It’s the quirky details of daily life that we loved the most.
One of our favourite things about the Thai island of Koh Lanta, and that we miss the most, is the spectacular sunsets. Every day is different when the sky lights up with colour. This one was particularly impressive and was taken at the infinity pool of our private beachfront villa at Malee Seeview on Long Beach.
As much as we loved our time on the quiet Thai islands of Koh Mak and Koh Jum we needed a more developed island to base ourselves to work for a month. Somewhere with good WiFi, a comfortable apartment to rent, and a variety of vegetarian eating options. The problem is we didn’t want too developed – we like our beaches quiet and our islands laid back – so Phuket and Koh Samui didn’t sound like our kind of places. Luckily on Koh Lanta we found the perfect balance.
One of the highlights of the Freedom Adventures boat trip we took from Koh Lanta was kayaking through the crystal clear green waters at Koh Ngai with the small limestone islands in the distance. We loved having the freedom to find our own quiet section of beach.