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Thailand: Koh Lanta and Koh Samui

Sawadeekah from Thailand! We were able to acquire with no hassle a sixty-day visa for Thailand in the Malaysian City of Kota Bharu, which literally means New City. Armed with our extended stay visa, we were off on buses, trains, vans in search of fantastic Thai food. A fellow traveler, John, told us the best food was in Krabi town. We loved the food at 89 Caféso much we ate there four times in three days. Our stay at A-mansion was perfect. The low season price of 450Baht($15usd) included the fastest internet of the last six months, clean white towels, a sparkling and shiny bathroom and a great place to relax.

Traveling by van and car ferry we arrived on the island of Koh Lanta during Green Season. During the rainy season, we were told the area would be less busy and the prices much more affordable. Together with our new friends, Johnny and Ashleigh, we wandered in the rain and discovered GoodDays Lanta Hotel with a pool, green grass leading to the water’s edge and air conditioned bungalows at reasonable prices of under $20usd. The five sunsets were each more spectacular than the preceding day (see photos above and below). I expected Johnny and George to make a song about it and someday it may appear on one of their ReverbNation Channels! Listen to George’s music on ReverbNation: click here.

For the last two weeks we have been snorkeling, kayaking and tromping about Lamai Beach, Koh Samui. Our lodging is upstairs at Meedej Guest house with a large balcony directly over the sand and we can hear the waves through our two sliding glass doors. The spacious room is cooled by cross breezes and a fan and is a mere 500Baht ($17usd). We have been lucky to meet lots of friendly expats here and our new friend, Marc, took us on our first Hash (H3 or Hash House Harriers) and enjoyed the local Sunday markets.

Thank you to everyone who has shared our journey literally on the road with us or by reading and commenting on our newsletter and website! AND for watching our YouTube videos: Our channel just went OVER 80,000 views!

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Recent posts to enjoyGeorge’s article about his father’s birthday and the start of our Independence Writing Contest,  a video from Mandalay, Myanmar a day of extreme heat and crazy rain! and George and Lisa in wikipedia.

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About

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education. is a passionate writer, educator, social media ninja, speaker and global citizen who has traveled to over one hundred countries and six continents. You might find her underwater, traveling to an exotic location, teaching in the classroom or in print about social media, science education, lifelong learning, books, and travel. Recently, in print in Prevention Magazine’s “Go For It” section about setting goals and achieving them, her weight loss was also highlighted in print in First for Women Magazine. On National Television as a science teacher on the show Career Day, she was a 2012 nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Niver was a 2014 nominee for the humanitarian award, the Charles Bronfman Prize. Niver writes for many online and offline publications including Wharton Business Magazine, USA Today, National Geographic, the Huffington Post, the Guardian and the Jewish Journal.

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3 Responses to “Thailand: Koh Lanta and Koh Samui”
  1. Hi Lisa. You’ve put together a fantastic post here! It sounds like you’ve had a blast in Thailand. The guest house sounds lovely, and the snorkeling in Samui can’t be beat! Glad you gave it a try. Lamai is a wonderful beach.

    Best wishes, Alex

  2. Sarah says:

    I’m a big fan of Koh Lanta – it’s got a slightly different feel to it than other Thai islands.

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