Now that my adventure days are temporarily on hold for a while, I’ve spent quite a bit of time reminiscing about my early years in Thailand, and trying to recall all the boat trips and quiet beaches that have since been overshadowed by the dramatic, overwhelming beaches and islands in Indonesia (which are, of course, in a class of their own).
Contrary to popular belief, not all the boats I set foot on end up sinking. This one called Duangta is still afloat and roaming the Similan Islands National Park. It is the best snorkelling liveaboard ever, ok, well, largely owing to the fact that there were no lifejackets and emergency “abandon ship” commands in the middle of the night during a storm, but then, even that counts for something… although the reefs were a bit less spectacular.
… the rest are just random miscellaneous places from all over Thailand 🙂
The famed Khao Lak, a few years after the tsunami….
Ko Chang, way back, ten years ago….
And the stunningly deserted low-season sands of Ko Muk….
(In the header: Ko Pha Ngan sans the full moon drunken crowds.)