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Dec 9, 2006 - Ko Lipe, Thailand

$1 US = 35 Thai Baht I decided to skip the Malaysian island of Langkawi, and go right to Ko Lipe just across the Thai border. ("Ko" means island in Thai.) My friend Simon from Summation spoke very highly of the small, remote, and layed back Lipe Island. Ko Lipe is in the Ko Tarutau Marine National Park area, which is an archipelago consisting of 51 islands. Only five islands have any regular ferry service to them, and only Lipe has small hotels and other services for travelers. This area is probably less built up since it is difficult to...

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