Playing on Koh Phangan


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After arriving in Haad Yao on Koh Phangan we had almost two days of rain. When the skies cleared we enjoyed the pristine beach. Fonto Mak Mak means Lots of Rain!

We walked from Haad Yao to Haad Salad and to Mae Haad and back again. One surprise on our walk was elephants.  They give elephant rides and you can touch the monkeys. It was not the most respectful set up for the animals. During the night, we heard animals noises! At first, I thought it was cows but it was large frogs!

All three bays in North West Koh Phangan are pretty but I am certain more lovely on a sunny day when the blues of the water can really be seen. It has been rainy and misty and not particularly nice but not pouring down. I did have a huge wipe out as we walked and lost my footing and all my belongings but I survived to wander back to Sandy Beach Bungalows. One sunny day, we enjoyed the snorkeling at Haad Yao.

Danni from Sandy Beach Bungalows (500 Baht $16usd fan room with breakfast) gave me a fire dance lesson and we watched his show.

This movie is from our month stay in Thailand (September 2012) and our year TRIP in South East Asia, see all the videos from our trip.

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

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