Ahhhh, Koh Lanta. THIS was our kind of island. Big enough to escape the crowds, yet small enough to experience the island culture and meet wonderful people. We'd return to Koh Lanta again in a heartbeat.
Most foreigners who are familiar with Thailand will likely know of Koh Phi Phi. Nestled in the middle of the Andaman Sea, halfway between the coasts of Phuket and Krabi, lies Koh Phi Phi: a twenty-something backpacker's party paradise.
Last weekend, Justin and I, along with a group of fellow teachers from our school, had the honor of visiting Wat Ban Rai, a temple located about an hour outside Korat. As one of the only temples shaped with an elephant's head and a body of a turtle in Thailand, we were truly lucky to experience this one-of-a-kind place in person.
Hello white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and ocean breeze... After a few wonderful weeks in northern Thailand, it was time to head down south for some much-needed island time.
Pai, Thailand is one of those places you plan on only spending a weekend in, but end up staying weeks... Or months... Or maybe even years.
There are few places in the world where you can truly experience the wonder of elephants, and one of those places is Thailand. Like going to a cooking class or riding a motorbike, a trip to Thailand isn't complete without getting your elephant fix.