Koh Lanta, Thailand

From Koh Lanta, Thailand

Hello All!

Coming off of five days in paradise, it’s going to be difficult to fully sum up just how amazing Koh Lanta is.

This little garden of eden, Koh Lanta is an island in southern Thailand, about two hours (and two separate ferry rides) south of Krabi. It was most definitely a trek getting out there – I’ve never felt so far from home in my life – but once we arrived, the massive journey was so incredibly worth it.

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Miles of sandy beaches, a sea that was literally the absolute perfect temperature for swimming, and scores of tiny mountainous islands just off the shore … Ugh … It doesn’t get any better than this.

So friggin rad!

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Okay, before we get into the details of the island adventure, let’s start in Bangkok.

We spent one night there, and walked through one of the gnarliest places I have ever seen, Khaosan Road. It was beyond out of control. Something like the biggest street party in the world seemed to be going on there, nightly. Wall to wall beers. Fried scorpions. Backpackers from every corner of the world … Glad I saw it, but a bit too much of a rager for me.

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The tuktuks were sooooo much fun tho!

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Our hostel was great.

Bangkok Bed and Bike was an excellent choice (by the fellow blogger) for our quick stay in the city.

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We only had one day in the capitol city, so we made the most of it.

In the morning we went straight to the Grand Palace … And it was tremendous.

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Without a doubt, I have never seen anything like this.

Ornate, crowded, awe-inspiring … Adventuring through this Buddhist palace was unreal.

And to be here with the fellow blogger …

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It was just such a tremendous space to explore.

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The level of detail, coupled with the out-of-this-world scale, made for a truly amazing experience.

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Dude.

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We then spent the rest of the afternoon wandering around all these super cool little alleys.

The food was delicious, and the sites were super cool.

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That evening we hopped on a plane to Krabi.

And the sunset was ridiculous as we took off.

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We landed, met up with a couple of homies, and got a cab for the two hour drive down to Koh Lanta.

We naturally turned that shit into a Party Cab!

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As I said earlier, we had to catch two different ferries on our trek southward.

Totally cool hanging out in the warm night air, adventuring with the crew!

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Checked in to our AirBnb, celebrated our arrival on the island, and crashed out.

The next morning we got up and explored the digs.

Holy Shit, this place is awesome!

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Literally a stone’s throw from the beach, this was one of the nicest spots I had ever stayed in.

Infinity pool, jacuzzi tub, absurd views … What the heck … !!!

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We rented scooters and explored the island.

Although I was scared shitless on these things (I hadn’t ridden one since I was 18), I gotta say it was a really cool adrenaline rush flying around those little island roads.

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We went to the southern edge of the island and spent an afternoon in Baan Phulae.

A national park goes right down into the ocean at this beach, so you can imagine that your travelers were totally stoked to spend an afternoon swimming and chilling!

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We had lunch here …

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And I explored all around …

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Scoping out these dope little bungalows right there on the beach …

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Cape chilling out …

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Dinner that night was at Red Snapper and it was tremendous.

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The next day we were up early for what was probably the highlight of the whole trip, exploring Talabeng Island.

My lovely wife, on a boat.

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The cruise out to the island was on this awesome little rig.

Totally loved it.

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And as we approached the sheer cliffs and absurdly lush faces of Talabeng, I was totally blown away.

This is what I travelled half way around the world for … Paradise …

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Our first stop was at this super cool little rock called Koh Phee.

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How friggin rad does this place look!!!

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We docked at that very legit little structure at the bottom left of the photo above.

And I immediately felt like I was in an Indiana Jones movie!

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It was tropical as Fuck!

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Our guides led us up a ladder made of old tires.

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Into what was – no joke – the coolest cave I have ever been in.

Seriously!!!

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Just so friggin stoked.

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Like … What the fuck.

Caving in Thailand!

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And the views from the shelf of the cave.

Dude.

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Next we hopped on the kayaks and started to explore the island in ernest.

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Needless to say … I was having the time of my life.

🙂

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And our travelling squad, Namesake and Mars!!!

Loved exploring this slice of heaven with you!!!

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Our lunch spot was maybe the most scenic place in the world.

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And Yes …

There were wild monkeys cruising all around …

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We ate, we relaxed, we soaked it all in.

I even got a nice little 3/4 mile swim in, out to that sliver of a beach you see on the far right hand side.

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There was also a little rock jumping action. Just for good measure.

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Our guides took us around the island for the rest of the afternoon.

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And it was epic.

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Back at the house the crew was getting silly.

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Toasting a good day.

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Basking in a glorious sunset.

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What more can I say about our adventures in Koh Lanta?

The next few days were spent pretty much in the pool, on the beach, or getting a massage (also, on the beach). I lounged more than I have probably ever lounged before. And it felt good. Damn good.

Also … Exploring this island with our amazing friends, on their truly amazing endless vacation, made the adventure all the more awesome. From Spain, to California, to Thailand … Love seeing the world with this crew.

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Much Love!

See you all back in the states!

On to LA to celebrate the Khanna/Blackwell union!!