Koh Lanta Paradise

December 27, 2007

We’ve finally mustered up some energy to write an email – it’s been tough, you know – massages once a day (today we had two!), the most delicious watermelon ice-juices I’ve ever had, lounging by the infinity pool, reading and watching the beautiful sunsets.

It’s a different world here and Nath and I are just loving this way of life (we’ve been trying to think of ways that we can stay or at least bring our massage lady back with us to Sydney).

Our resort – Twin Lotus – is just magnificent. We have a garden view suite with a bed that is like a mega- king and a bathroom with a lovely rain shower as well as an outdoor tub. It’s a car-less resort so we get taken everywhere by golf carts (even though our suite is about 100 steps from the pool – very indulgent 🙂

Food has been so delicious – we’ve had room service twice (the chicken cashew nut is amazing) and watched some dvd’s (which you can hire here). Today we’re going to wander down the beach to see what there is beyond the walls of Twin Lotus.

Despite the temptation to veg the week away, we’ve actually been quite active – yesterday we did a full day diving (we found NEMO!!!! and saw a turtle). Today we took out a kayak and even took a bicycle ride into town (for those ppl who know me, this was no small feat). We went shopping in the town – amazingly the food selection in this small island is just as good as Sydney and Nath bought this Heinz chilly sauce which apparently yuou can’t get back home.

Tomorrow we’re off on an island tour on a Longtail boat and then ending off our time in Koh Lanta with a Thai cooking course on the beach.

BTW – for those who asked about Bed in Bangkok – it was an incredible experience – the restaurant is lined with these large white beds and you actually lounge on them while you are eating. It is uber trendy and the three course meal was possibly the best we have tasten for ages – my Wagyu steak was so tender and tasty. Prices were pretty much Sydney prices so it was pretty much meant for tourists.

Well, it’s time for us to get some dinner. Byeeee