By jackallison1, Sep 9 2014 11:53AM
My Nan asked me the other day why I am going back to Thailand on not staying in the UK. The main reason for me is the laid back beach lifestyle that I get to enjoy living in Koh Lanta. Every day I get to swim in the crystal blue Andaman Sea, take a short trip to work and enjoy a beer or two with friends.
A few other reasons why I love Thailand;
The warm weather - I love the sun a lot and I’m not a fan of the cold, that why I haven’t had a proper winter since December 2011. Even though there’s a wet season in Thailand, I love the heat, and the fact that it’s always hot and humid in Thailand appeals to me. It’s never coat weather and I always wear a t-shirt and shorts. Occasionally I have to wear a hoodie in December or January when the temperature drops to 20C at night.
The beaches – Every day I try to go to the beach in Thailand. Just for a walk or to read a book or to listen to music. As you can see from the picture above of Klong Dao beach, the beaches in Loh Lanta are stunning.
Thai Food – I could never get tired of Thai food. Thai food in Thailand is leagues better than anywhere else in the world. There’s more variety and more flavours. Your mouth dances with flavour when you eat there. The food has kick to it too. All over the streets of Thailand, outdoor stalls serve up the cheapest and best Thai meals you can find. Mr Greens in Koh Lanta is a favourite of mine and it’s also where a lot of locals eat, the crispy pork with basil is to die for!
The nightlife – In Koh Lanta during high season (November – May) the nightlife is great. A different beach bar on the island has a big party night each offering something a bit different to all musical tastes. In Saladan (the town on the island) the market is thriving at night time with many stalls selling local crafts and clothes.
Tomorrow I am getting the Eurostar to Paris for the afternoon and then flying to Thailand from Charles De Gaulle tomorrow night. I have a couple of nights in Phuket before I get the ferry over to Koh Lanta on Saturday.
I will be updating the blog more often this year, so keep an eye out.
Thanks for reading