Koh Lipe ~ Thailand

Koh Lipe is a small island in the Adang-Rawi Archipelago of the Andaman Sea, in southwest Thailand. Koh Lipe was originally settled by a group of sea gypsies (chao leh in Thai), originally from Malaysia, known as the Urak Lawoi’ people. This island is very close to the Malaysian border. The boat ride from Langkawi Malaysia was only 1 1/2 hours long.  Arriving here was like landing in paradise. The ocean was clear and blue, the sand was soft andRead more

Koh Yao Yai Thailand

This is the island I’ve been looking for all of my life. No markets, no vendors, no traffic, no noise and hardly any people. There are only a handful of places to stay and one expensive resort. This is what I remember Thailand to be 15 years ago. Just locals and a few tourist. I love it here. There is nothing to do but relax and listen to the sounds of nature. Koh (means island) Yao Yai is an IslandRead more