Khao Lak - Part II
Trip Start Dec 05, 2007
8Trip End Jan 01, 2008
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Our first night in Khao Lak we thought we saw satalites, UFOs or very small planes in the sky. What we were looking at was the nightly release of the Khoom Loy (Sky Lanterns) that are symbolic of releasing your problems and worries.
During a Thai dance show at our hotel we heard and fell in love with a style of music called Poong Lang.
It has a funky beat, a bit tribal and something I want to use in my dance.
One night we had dinner next door at the Ramada (beachside of course)
We loved our La Flora Xmas tree at night, especially the lights as they reflected in the infinity pool.
After six days into relaxing at the beach we were finally ready to venture up the road to the little town of Khao Lak (or what's left of it/been rebulit post Tsunami).
After a hot afternoon of shopping in the market we were in search of a very cold beer.
While at Mamas a tuk-tuk (taxi) stopped and a couple got out. The first thing they did was run up to Mama and throw their arms around her. They started sobbing and all they could say was 'we didn't know if you were alive'. This was a common experience the whole time we were there.
Visiting Khao Lak, walking the beach, seeing the destruction and re-birth, and meeting the orphans and children of the R35 school was a spiritual experience. I am a richer person because of it.