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Khao Lak with friends – celebrating life

Our silence here on our blog depends a lot on that we wanted to hang out with our friends, who had made their way to Khao Lak, and to celebrate life. Many of our days were spent either with our friends or just sitting by our computers and do the research to plan our future together and in time we hope to be able to tell you more.
The time with Karin and Patrick was precious – we spent eight days together and we wanted to get as much out of our time together as possible before we went our separate ways. Thank you friends for these lovely days with both high to low discussions and just enjoying the present. Below are some pictures that will illustrate these days.

Vår tystnad här beror mycket på att vi ville umgås med våra vänner som tagit sig ända till Khao Lak och för att fira livet. Många av våra dagar tillbringades antingen med våra vänner eller sittandes med våra datorer för att göra efterforskningar för att kunna planera vår kommande tid ihop och med längre fram så hoppas vi att kunna berätta mer om det.
Tiden med Karin och Patrik var dyrbar- vi tillbringade åtta dagar ihop och vi ville få ut så mycket som möjligt av tiden med dem innan våra vägar skiljdes åt. Tack vänner för dessa dessa fina dagar med både djupa diskussioner och högt till lågt och bara njuta av nuet. Nedan kommer några bilder som får illustrera dessa dagar.

Just crabs working hard to create a home and simultaneously creating beautiful patterns in the sand

Khao Lak

We met a strong entrepreneur and woman in Khao Lak and we had the pleasure to speak with her and eat her amazing thai food.

Just ordinary days for us while we’re planning to make big changes for us, so eating and researching at the same time.

We found cover from the sun under a big pine tree during the days we spent at the beach with Karin and Patrik.

Hanging out with Karin meant that we saw a lot of odd creatures, so Ulrika learnt that she should always bring her camera when walking around with Karin 🙂

Be advised, really energetic coffee, high in sugar – Pontus tried one and he ended up having a lot of ideas spinning in his head and went out swimming in the ocean just to get rid of some energy.

One of the evenings eating out at the hotel restaurant where our friends were staying while the sun was about to disappear beneath the horizon.

Lovely evenings talking about life and everything else with our friends Karin and Patrik that joined us here in Khao Lak.

That’s what friends are for! Thank you Ullis H for giving back Pontus favorite T-shirt, the one he left at your apartment after the New year’s eve celebration, and many thanks to Karin and Patrik for bringing the T-shirt with you to Khao Lak.

A blurry night out listening to live music and dancing before leaving Khao Lak.

Thank you my friend for joining us here on a beach in Khao Lak. I’m so glad that we could spend quality time after a turbulent year, hanging out and just be together enjoying life!

Exploring Khao Lak with our new camera

We are currently hanging around in the Khao Lak area and we have just come back from a 4-day tour out on the Andaman Sea, where we did 13 dives at the Surin Islands, Richelieu Rock, Koh Tachai, and the Similian Islands. It has been an absolutely fantastic diving experience for us and Ulrika is now going through and editing the nearly 200 video-shoots taken during the dives. These films will end up here and on our Youtube-channel eventually. In the meantime,  we will show you some pictures from our first days here in Khao Lak.
We went out for a long walk in the heat so Ulrika would have the opportunity to take pictures with our new camera, a Sony RX-100. You can find these photos in the slideshow below. Khao Lak was hit hard by the 2004 tsunami, so those who have been here before the catastrophe will perhaps not recognize the place.  A lot of big resorts has popped up since then in the Khao Lak area, but we found nice places to take photos.  Khao Lak is a very green place,  where the Lam Ru National Park rise up just behind Khao Lak and squeezes the villages in the area between the djungle and the Andaman sea.

Vi hänger för tillfället i Khao Lak och har precis kommit tillbaka från en 4-dagars tur ute på Andamanska havet där vi gjort 13 dyk vid Surin-öarna, Richelieu rock, Koh Tacha och Similian-öarna. Det har varit helt fantastisk dykning, och det har genererat nästan 200 film-klipp som nu Ulrika går igenom och redigerar. Dessa filmer kommer hamna på bloggen och på vår Youtubekanal så småningom. I väntan på det får ni istället se lite bilder från våra första dagar här i Khao Lak.
Vi var ute på en långpromenad i hettan för att Ulrika skulle få tillfälle att fota med vår nya kamera, en Sony RX-100 och ni hittar dessa bilder i bildspelet nedan. Khao Lak drabbades hårt av tsunamin år 2004, så ni som har varit här innan känner nog inte igen er. Det har växt upp en hel del stora resorts i Khao Lak-området, men vi hittade fina ställen att fota och detta är en väldigt grön plats där nationalparken Lam Ru reser sig bakom Khao Lak och klämmer in byarna i området mellan sig och havet.

Our pictures from Khao Lak:


The sun isn’t always shining in Khao Lak. We’ve had thunder and lightning almost every night. This amount of rain is very uncommon during the dry season. Fortunate for us, the clouds usually comes around during the evening and we like rain so it is not bad according to us.

We’re eating both local stuff, like the lovely noodle soup,…

Thai-version of Sushi, with their own kind of rice,…

and we did go to the only McDonalds in town and had a Mcflurry and a Sundae.

Our home during our stay here.

Pontus training in our 25 meter-pool.

And they are our reason not to sit with our computers all day. Our friends Karin and Patrik decided to join us here in Khao Lak, so we’re spending our time with them – eating, drinking, talking, laughing, sunbathing and swimming in the Andaman sea 🙂




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