THE WEEKLY JOURNAL 3/2019: FROM KUALA LUMPUR TO KRABI

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Lotta: Greetings from Thailand! Here’s our weekly update with pics taken with the phone during the past week. We are currently at Koh Lanta, which is an island in Krabi. We’ve been here for six days now and just been relaxing and enjoying the beach life. My father is also here, with his girlfriend and friends, and it makes me extremely happy that I can spend quality time with them because most of the time I’m traveling and can’t spend time with my fam. We’ve had so fun together here!

We flew here through Kuala Lumpur which is the best waypoint when flying from place to place in Southeast Asia because getting there is so cheap (from Banda Aceh to Kuala Lumpur only 20 euros!) and there you can buy all the necessary stuff if needed and best of all, enjoy the super delicious food (which is always an important thing when traveling haha). We stayed at My Hotel* which is nearby the bus station. It is a good basic hotel which cost 12 euros a night.

In Kuala Lumpur, we just chilled and ate good food and went to bed early because we were pretty exhausted from traveling. The next morning we woke up at 4 am, packed the baggage, drank some coffees and took the bus to the airport. Our flight to Krabi was at 7 am and the flight took only 1.5 hours, we both slept almost the whole flight.

Read our older Kuala Lumpur post (in Finnish) here.

I’ve never been to Thailand before, so I was really excited to get to experience a new place and see the culture. The other big reason I was so excited was that I could wear bikinis and get tanned because in Sumatra I couldn’t do that because of religious reasons.

We are staying at Lanta Smile Resort* which is located at Long Beach. Koh Lanta is a peaceful island, not like a big party island. During the day it is really peaceful, no loud music at the bars etc. Here you can relax, enjoy delicious local food, go to Thai massage and in the evenings watch the sunset while sipping cocktails. There are also bars so if you want to party it’s possible of course.

Cocktails and sunset

I tried Thai massage for the first time in my life and to be honest it was the best massage I’ve ever had! It lasted almost one hour and cost 7 euros. The Thai woman threw and turned me in different positions and got all the muscle and joint tensions open and I felt like a newborn after that.

Office today.
Office today. Not bad.

Something on my mind right now:

– There’s so many Swedish here, huh. And Finns also. Pretty much like a basic tourist place.
– Locals are so friendly here. Everyone is smiling!
– The weather is amazing. +33-37 celsius and cloudless sky!
– Coconuts are not as good as in Indonesia or Sri Lanka. Why the hell do they taste like cornflakes here? 😀
– Why does every breakfast include egg or dairy?
– To see my family members happy and loved is the thing that makes me the happiest in life.

Today is my dad’s last day here so I think there will be some party tonight! Now I shut down my laptop and head to the beach, laters!

-Lotta

 

 

 

 

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