Thailand Island Adventures
I had a surprise week off since school ended in Si Racha on the 31st and I had my apartment until the 10th - so I packed up my backpack and booked a flight to Krabi where I would take a mini bus and ferry to the island of Ko Lanta (Ko in Thai means island). It was so nice to get fresh air!
I arrived in beautiful Ko Lanta in the late afternoon to a hostel called BuBu Fanta which had only one guest (me!). I found dinner and settled in for the night after arranging a scooter and a snorkeling day trip!
Day 1: scooter adventure around the island
Day 2: snorkel adventure to 4 nearby islands
Day 3: waterfall excursion
Day 4: adventure to the National Park
Day 5: Temple and Tiger Cave Adventures
Day 7: Krabi
Back to Bangkok (BKK) for a few days transitioning before travels to Ko Chang. Meet up with a few new friends I met online, saw my friend Jessie from Si Racha and visited the Unicorn Cafe (which was closed so I’ll be returning later!)
A beautiful island off the lower right “tail” of Thailand, connected to Cambodia, Ko Chang is quite a bit south in Thailand. Here I took another snorkel tour - a big event happened!: I got accidentally launched from a giant blown up plastic ‘pillow’ that I thought you laid on and rolled over upon (as that is how it was demonstrated to me) however, as I am lying there trying to slide off, I see from above the tour guide jumping into the air to land on the other side of the "‘pillow’ thus launching me into full body coins into the air until I landed face plant on the warm salty sea water. I was shocked! My “buck and change” frame does not subject itself to wildness of this nature! I lost my left contact and I had a big black and red spot in my vision in my right eye for the next few hours. I even got a bruise on my eyelid! Other than that, Ko Chang and my adventures there were pleasant, delightful and lovely. I walked upon a mangrove forest, visited waterfalls, found a super special temple in full regalia, and ate wonderful food.