Life and Times of an ESL Teacher in the Land of Smiles

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Fighting Leeches and the Heat on Knuckles Range

For a few weeks in October, I had the opportunity to be off from work and lazy-iy-up in Sri Lanka.

As early as April, I had my ticket flying from Bangkok to Colombo. Rough Guide Sri Lanka chedk! I could not be more excited especially after bawling over some pictures of the tea plantations and waterfalls on 500px.

Negombo Beach

After months of preparation, the short holiday shaped up from Colombo- Kandy- Dambulla- Sigiriya- Pollonuwara- Nuwera Eliya- Ella- Tangalle- Galle- Negombo.

The days were filled with much walking and tada! rice and curry.

You can read more about SRI LANKA on Rough Guide and Sri Lanka Elephant Tours.

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No Man is an Island in Koh Yao Noi

Had to wake up early as 5:30 in the morning to catch this one.

Had to wake up early as 5:30 in the morning to catch this one.

Any chance I am given, say a long weekend, to spend time on a new place I take. After the wondrous crystalline shores of Koh Lipe in Satun, I embarked Southwest this time to the epicenter of the Krabi, Phuket and Phanga triangle— Koh Yao Islands. Though I didn’t bask on the group’s biggest yet lease populated (compared to Koh Yao Noi) island Koh Yao Noi, the three days spent on Yao Noi Island was a bliss. Usually when I travel to a new place, I set off as fast as I could covering as much as I can, However this time, the term island life never meant more than before. Lazy, quiet and calm. Staying right on the beach, the small bungalow I stayed in glimmered on the two mornings I rose up with the sunrise. Walking on the low tide shore, shells dry up and small crabs crawl shyly back to their holes. Navigating the island on a scooter, I had too much heat, rain and wind under five hours.

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“Looking back at Koh Lipe” by Colin Campbell

FROM http://colinnatalie.travellerspoint.com/82/

We just arrived in Malaysia after a couple great days in our last island in Thailand called Koh Lipe. Internet was next to non existent in that remote spot, so I hope I can get on a good connection here now that we are on the bigger island of Langkawi, Malaysia. Koh Lipe was, by far, our favourite spot in the three weeks we explored Thailand. It was very minimally developed, from the lack of a dock for the ferry to the grass hut we found for the three nights, we knew we were in for a unique experience.

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