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Koh Ngai Thailand


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Koh Ngai (or Koh Hai) is an island with small strip of beach that is known for its view. There are several hotels and a few restaurants but no shops or services.

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Koh Lipe Thailand


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Koh Lipe is the "hot new" island far to the south. It is small, there are no cars, and it has two primary beach areas: sunrise beach (where we stayed) and sunset beach where all the boats land. There is no peir and all supplies, people, and luggage are brought from larger ships off shore to the beach by longtail boat. It has a lively main street (walking street) with many shops, bars, and restaurants, but the beaches themselves are quiet. The perfect mix of relaxation and nightlife. The water is visibly clearer, making it ideal for snorkeling and diving.

The Brits know how to party
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These boats do 80 kph

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Notice the local dog
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Update


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We're staying in a beach bungalow on Sunrise beach Koh Lipe. It's really half tree house and half hut, steep stairs, poorly lit, and the whole place is a confusing jumble of trails at night. Last night Jan fell down the bungalow stairs. I gave her first aid but she needed stitches to her finger and maybe an x-ray. It was late and no staff around. I called the emergency number but no one answered, so I walked out to the main street and asked some local people for help. They didn't speak english but when I said "doctor" a Thai man took me to the the 24 hour clinic on his scooter and I brought a nurse and paramedic back to our bungalow by motorcycle taxi. After they examined her we all went to the clinic together for 10 stitches to her right hand. Still no word on getting an x-ray, we may have to go to another island for that. Going back for a recheck today.

The infamous stairs

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On to Thailand


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We took a ferry this AM from the marina in Langkawi, Malaysia, and one hour later we arrived in Koh Lipe, Thailand!
The water’s more beautiful than anywhere we’ve been, including FL and MX. This may be the #1 beach. :) Can’t finalize the votes since we still have another 12 to see. 
It was a trick getting our luggage into the long tail boat and then onto the motorcycle taxi, but we made it in one piece...without dunking our things in the water. 
Plenty more photos will be on the way showing our adventures in Malaysia.   Enjoy the weekend. 
Love,
Jan and Lyle

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Langkawi, Malaysia

So, we’ve arrived at Langkawi, an island in Malaysia, known for its beach resorts. It definitely meets Lyle’s requirement for night markets and it’s close to everything. But just as important is that it meets Jan’s request for a beautiful beach! Bonus...lots of shopping. :)
Note the “wet bath” where you shower in the same spot as the sink and toilet (similar to a boat).
Love to all,
Jan and Lyle

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