First half of April we spent in Norway to celebrate my mothers 80 th birthday. Back to Lanta on April 12. Just in time to celebrate Song Kran, the Thai New year. Bjørn did not come with us this time as he is working in Norway for a couple of weeks. He will join us again in May. Comming back we moved from Banana Beach to Lanta Villa, still on Klong Dao beach, but closer to school. April is the start of low season on Koh Lanta. Almost all the restaurants on the beach closes and the beach is more or less empty. Afternoon showers are more frequent and the temperatur is higher. Still it is a rater nice season. Less people but more social. The parents and children at school hang out more. After two week at Lanta Villa we moved again, this time to an apartment on Southern Lanta 100 meters from school. It’s not on the beach but we can still see the ocean. April is also a month with a lot of good byes, Lucas’s best friend went home to Sweden. Before they left we joined them in Bangkok for a weekend. Leaving Norway, saying good bye to Besto and aunt Aud Marit. Song Kran is a big water festival. Everybody gets wet! Kids (big and small loves is) Our norwegian friends Karen and Trond taking a break from the waterfight.
After Song Kran we got visitors from Norway. Trond, Vigdis and Jakob joined us for a lovely week. When we have visitor we get around the island. We met this cheeky monkeys in the national park.
Jakob and Lucas right before sunset at Crown Lanta. Lucas and Maria in Kidzania, Bangkok. 5 hours of joy!
Time to leave! We will meet again Maria! Pop kan mai!
Lately there has been a lot of poi training for the kids. The goal is to get ready to do fireshow on the beach before the season is over. Embla, Bertine and Lucas on poi training with Pong. They all did their first fireshow Friday May 1. While the kids practis the moms hang out on the deck. Thaimout reataurant is closed now. Yvonne and Karen still enjoy the sunset with BYO Chang.
Safety first, soaking wet clothes before the fireshow. Mom also brougth a bucket of water, to the amusement of the more experianed parents.
How did it go? He nailed it! No burns, and he did not stop until the poies were burned out.
You can see some of the show here: Lucas’s fire show
This week Sanuk school had visitors from Children of the forest. 45 kids from north of Thailand. New friends and memories for life. Photo: Lola Sahlin.
Loading clothes and toys. Donations to Children of the forest from parents and locals. Photo: Lola Sahlin
You can make friends in a short time even if you do not speak the same languange.
April is also the start of the best-sunset-season. Enjoying everyone of them as we move into our last month on this beautyful island.