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Exploring Koh Lanta

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Sawatdee Kah!

Koh Lanta has been home to our family for nearly a month now. It is a relaxed island with steamy jungles, long stretches of sand, cute towns and some very cheeky monkeys.

We are staying in a little wooden bungalow, though with four of us it can feel a little crowded at times!

While here I have been studying Thai at Lanta International Language School. In the evenings my husband and I usually walk to the beach with Sunny and Boo, or head to the markets to get some dinner.

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My favourite thing we have done so far was walk through the jungle to a waterfall. Sunny happily chatted all the way, telling me he saw a fossil and asking big questions like ‘Are there bad people in the world Mum?’

The path twisted along the leafy ground and through the river. We saw some monkeys in a tree but when I opened my bag to take out the camera, the monkeys headed straight towards me to try and steal the food in there. We had to make a quick getaway, with no time to take a photo!

It was lovely to stand under the water after a hot walk. It was also Boo’s first waterfall experience, so that was pretty special!

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On the way back we found an amazing cave which we explored.

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A large open entrance led to little rooms and passageways connected to each other. It was cool and dark in there, with a smooth compressed dirt floor.

There was a small huddle of bats sleeping on the ceiling of the cave.

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Sunny found an opening that looked like a heart.

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I wonder how long this cave has existed, and what people and creatures have sought shelter there over thousands of years.

I haven’t had much time to draw or write since being on Koh Lanta. The Thai language study keeps me very busy and I like to spend as much time with my little ones as possible! I have some ideas floating around though and look forward to putting them on paper.

I’m off to do some Thai homework now.

Until next time!

Sara x

 

 

 

 

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