Photo Gallery

1- Thailand
Exploring the area near our hotel on the evening of our arrival.
Exploring the area near our hotel on the evening of our arrival.
Making our dinners on the first night- pork fried rice. It was spicy and delicious and 0.80p for both of us!
Making our dinners on the first night- pork fried rice. It was spicy and delicious and 0.80p for both of us!
yum- not surprisingly, very spicy!!
yum- not surprisingly, very spicy!!
Lunch on the second day, we walked to a market where there were a ton of vendors and no tourists! We ordered by pointing at a picture. Also very good
Lunch on the second day, we walked to a market where there were a ton of vendors and no tourists! We ordered by pointing at a picture. Also very good
Nang Loeng Market- our lunch spot on day 2- not a tourist in site.
Nang Loeng Market- our lunch spot on day 2- not a tourist in site.
Khaosan Road- where all the backpackers hang out. Note the excellent electric works here! This is not uncommon
Khaosan Road- where all the backpackers hang out. Note the excellent electric works here! This is not uncommon
Khaoson Road
Khaoson Road
Me getting Pad Thai with chicken on the go for 50 baht ($1.50)
Me getting Pad Thai with chicken on the go for 50 baht ($1.50)
A well deserved rest near the park
A well deserved rest near the park
A Festival in the park
A Festival in the park
The long walk home via China Town
The long walk home via China Town
We took a long tail boat from Krabi to Railay Beach- our first glimpse of the beach was breathtaking!
We took a long tail boat from Krabi to Railay Beach- our first glimpse of the beach was breathtaking!
Disembarking onto shore
Disembarking onto shore
Our hike to Ton Sai from Railay Beach was intense! But fairly short and with amazing views
Our hike to Ton Sai from Railay Beach was intense! But fairly short and with amazing views
our new friends:) On the walk between beaches, there were many monkeys that came to say hello
our new friends:) On the walk between beaches, there were many monkeys that came to say hello
The rock climbers on Ton Sai- they were amazing to watch! 700 bolted routes and plenty of bouldering.
The rock climbers on Ton Sai- they were amazing to watch! 700 bolted routes and plenty of bouldering.
The beach version of street food on Phra Nang Beach
The beach version of street food on Phra Nang Beach
Me coming out of our bungalow in the jungle on Ton Sai
Me coming out of our bungalow in the jungle on Ton Sai
Ton Sai sunset
Ton Sai sunset
Dinner on the beach included a bit of rain!
Dinner on the beach included a bit of rain!
Part of the hike/climb we did from Ton Sai to Railey Beach with our packs! Great views but hard work!
Part of the hike/climb we did from Ton Sai to Railey Beach with our packs! Great views but hard work!
Thoroughly testing our kit here- all 20 kg of it!
Thoroughly testing our kit here- all 20 kg of it!
View of Ton Sai from between Ton Sai and Railay
View of Ton Sai from between Ton Sai and Railay
Some beach time after our hike. Felt REALLY good to jump in!
Some beach time after our hike. Felt REALLY good to jump in!
Possibly the best beach in the whole of Thailand. The north end of Prah Nang beach in Railay. Amazing.
Possibly the best beach in the whole of Thailand. The north end of Prah Nang beach in Railay. Amazing.
We sat here and watched the sunset for about an hour. The sand was like powder and the scenery was beautiful.
We sat here and watched the sunset for about an hour. The sand was like powder and the scenery was beautiful.
Took this whilst snorkeling on Railay Beach. More beautiful above water than below due to coral bleaching.
Took this whilst snorkeling on Railay Beach. More beautiful above water than below due to coral bleaching.
The walk between beached through this awesome cave- this is where the monkeys live.
The walk between beached through this awesome cave- this is where the monkeys live.
Our second attempt on Railay- Princess Resort Budget Wing. Great location but too loud!
Our second attempt on Railay- Princess Resort Budget Wing. Great location but too loud!
Great dinner of spicy noodles at the Last Bar on the East side of Railay Beach. Good bargain too.
Great dinner of spicy noodles at the Last Bar on the East side of Railay Beach. Good bargain too.
Our last views of Railay as we head to Ko Lanta
Our last views of Railay as we head to Ko Lanta
John repacking my bag after lunch on Ko Lanta. We took the ferry from Railay in about 2 hours.
John repacking my bag after lunch on Ko Lanta. We took the ferry from Railay in about 2 hours.
Our first tuk tuk ride from the ferry drop off to our place in Long Beach. 10 minutes of excitement this was- hold on!
Our first tuk tuk ride from the ferry drop off to our place in Long Beach. 10 minutes of excitement this was- hold on!
Our bungalow at Lantawadee- great view, clean and the best sleep we've had to far.
Our bungalow at Lantawadee- great view, clean and the best sleep we've had to far.
An evening snorkel to this rock which is only exposed at low tide. A few fish, lots of sea urchins and a jelly fish were spotted! But the rest of the coral was in sad shape.
An evening snorkel to this rock which is only exposed at low tide. A few fish, lots of sea urchins and a jelly fish were spotted! But the rest of the coral was in sad shape.
Swimming from the rock back to the beach before dinner.
Swimming from the rock back to the beach before dinner.
Diving with Lanta Divers at Ko Ha
Diving with Lanta Divers at Ko Ha
Ko Ha Island # 2/3 Dive 1
Ko Ha Island # 2/3 Dive 1
Porcupine fish at Ko Ha
Porcupine fish at Ko Ha
Ko Ha Isle # 2/3/4
Ko Ha Isle # 2/3/4
Ko Ha Dive
Ko Ha Dive
Banded something...shrimp I think
Banded something…shrimp I think
Sea Cucumber at Ko Ha, near Ko Lanta, Thailand
Sea Cucumber at Ko Ha, near Ko Lanta, Thailand
Giant Moray at Ko Ha
Giant Moray at Ko Ha
We found Nemo!!!!!!!
We found Nemo!!!!!!!
The big boat with Lanta Divers which accommodated 40 divers!
The big boat with Lanta Divers which accommodated 40 divers!
Our view of the isles of Ko Ha on our way home. A 90 minute boat ride back to Lanta.
Our view of the isles of Ko Ha on our way home. A 90 minute boat ride back to Lanta.
Our favourite breakfast of coffee and banana pancakes with honey. Right on the beach with a nice breeze, great way to start the day!
Our favourite breakfast of coffee and banana pancakes with honey. Right on the beach with a nice breeze, great way to start the day!
We spent part of an afternoon in a bungalow making arrangements for the next bit of the journey
We spent part of an afternoon in a bungalow making arrangements for the next bit of the journey
One of many amazing sunsets on the beach. Long Beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
One of many amazing sunsets on the beach. Long Beach, Ko Lanta, Thailand
Diving at Hin Daeng- there were loads of beautiful fish
Diving at Hin Daeng- there were loads of beautiful fish
Our divemaster, Greg showing us the coral and fish
Our divemaster, Greg showing us the coral and fish
Hin Daeng
Hin Daeng
Oriental sweetlips at Hin Daeng
Oriental sweetlips at Hin Daeng
One of our favourite meals- at the street cafe near our bungalow. Papaya salad and chicken salad- 110B!! ($3)
One of our favourite meals- at the street cafe near our bungalow. Papaya salad and chicken salad- 110B!! ($3)
Dinner on the beach at Thai Cat- baracuda curry and Panang chicken curry
Dinner on the beach at Thai Cat- baracuda curry and Panang chicken curry
Sunset from out table at Thai Cat on Long Beach, Ko Lanta
Sunset from out table at Thai Cat on Long Beach, Ko Lanta
 


18 comments on “Photo Gallery

  1. Cool pictures, some of those fish and coral are beautiful!!! Going in the small spaces looks a little scary. Can’t wait to see you tomorrow. :-)

  2. Where are all the tourists? Or are you avoiding the places they go? Looks so interesting……. glad you are keeping us up to date with pics of where you are. The electric works on Khaosan Road remind me of Cozumel, looks exactly the same!!! I’m sure you are loving the food, it seems right up your alley!!! Mom

    Sure is nice to see you. As I said before, this 13 hr differential is so wierd. We’re basically sleeping during your most active part of each day! Its unusually warm here today, so may lose what snow we have left. Stay safe and have fun. Love, Dad

  3. you finally did get off…great to see these photos of the start of this fantastic trip (I should be saying all this in German…).
    enjoy and I look forward to seeing more pics and read your stories.
    Happy new year… and best wishes.

    • Thanks Robert- we have actually been able to practice our German a little on the trip- running into a fair number of Germans on our journey:) So hopefully we won’t fall too far behind.
      Happy New Year!
      Stef and John

  4. Just showed Annie the monkey pictures and she would like to see a picture of you holding one!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And she would like to see more pictures of monkeys. AND she would like to see Aunt Steffie in a beautiful dress. :-)

  5. I love the picture of all the latterns in China Town! The pictures are amazing, it all look so exciting! Keep posting so we can have some escapism from behind our desk in the daily hamster wheel of work! We check literally daily in the office! Love to you both x

  6. Stef! This looks amazing. Hope you are enjoying yourself. The bungalow was almost too much. Maybe I should come and make sure you guys are doing ok. :) Love you and miss you. Oh, and I think we are going to get a world map and follow your trip with the girls. It will be our little geography lesson.

    love you!

  7. Annie, Lucy and I are sitting here looking at your pictures. Here are Annie’s thoughts… “please, I want that you come to my house. And, please, I love you Aunt Steffie and John. Please, I want you to see my beautiful muffin (purse) that I made with my daddy.” That is what she wanted to say.

    She loved looking at the fish. She thought Nemo was really cool. We love you guys. Enjoy. We would love to Skype whenever you have a good shot!

  8. Dad says: incredible! Some really nice additions! I’m thinking there will be some nice prints on the walls of your place someday soon!
    Love, dad

  9. Hey you two! Really amazing photos – brightens up my lunch break in a cold, rainy, windy England. My bike has been well lit throughout the winter though, thanks to you two! Though it’s now almost light enough to cycle back home without it!

    Take care and enjoy Japan. Make the most of the food and the onsen!

    David

  10. Annie wanted to look at your pictures again. Anytime she saw a picture of the two of you together she said “AAAHHHHHHH.” So cute! Love you guys.

    This is from Annie: “I want you to see a castle. I want you to have marry. I want you to have a wreath. I wish you could have a beautiful book like me. I miss you and love you.”

    Quality stuff!

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