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January 15, 2009

 
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Longtail boats wait on a beautiful white sand beach on Pattaya beach on Ko Lipe. - Lipeh, Satun, Thailand - Daily Travel Photos
(Lipeh, Satun, Thailand)
f/8 || 1/160s || @17mm || ISO100 || Canon 5D || Canon 17-40mm f/4

A white sand beach on a small island off the southern coast of Thailand, typical of the natural beauty all over the country. These longtail boats are powered by used automobile engines and form a large part of the local transportation around the islands of Thailand.

It's a hike to get to the island from Bangkok, involving an overnight bus/train then a 3-hour boat ride. However, the isolation and crystal clear waters draw the same group of travelers, year after year.

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2 COMMENTS - Island Paradise
1) Simopal -

when i made it to Lipeh, i thought i was going to enjoy that little jewel being the only italian there. then i found out there was an italian pizzeria AND 25 students of an italian university doing research. nevertheless, i loved it. it was a very good advice!

January 16, 2010 05:09 PM
2) TravelGuy -

yo 'mona! Turns out there are even more Italians now than there were when you were here! At least they've left a trail of delicious pasta restaurants on the island!

January 23, 2010 07:55 PM

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