Koh Lanta 2002-04

When I first landed on Koh Lanta, which is in Thailand’s southern region (just east of Ko Pee Pee island and a few hours drive away from the Malaysian border) in January of 2002 I was about to give up on the idea of living on the beach. All the places I had tried out so far were either too touristy, too isolated or too expensive. But then I got lucky and found Koh Lanta — along with a fun and gorgeous little resort to spend the initial months at (Bee Bee’s Bungalows). I eventually came to the realization that if I were to keep working (websites), I’d need a more stable (technically and socially) environment to live in. Then, a simple, available, phone line (for dial-up Internet access) was elusive on the island’s west (tourist) side. Anyway, that need steered me over to Lanta Old Town, on Koh Lanta’s east side.

For more on Lanta Old Town, see the associated slide shows. tipsTip: The best way to arrive at Koh Lanta is by train to Trang and the minibus to Koh Lanta (via car ferry). The passenger ferry from Krabi town is a good option only if you’re already there.
When: September 2002 to May 2004

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