When heading to Phuket most people may think about taking a luxury yacht to nearby islands, sunbathing on the white-sand beaches and enjoying activities like surfing and jet-skiing. However, did you know that there’s another side of tourism which is community based tourism? It consists of actually staying with local people, living and working like a local and enjoying a real natural touch that you won’t find in ‘ordinary’ tours. You can do this on a quiet and idyllic island that takes less than 15 minutes to get to from Phuket Island, and it’s called Koh Lone.
Hello Maiton Island! Here I come! Bikini: check! Camera: check! Sunscreen: check! My fave book: check! Sunglasses: check! Hat: check! I’m so darn ready now!
6.30 Wake up, get dressed and wolf down two sandwiches then I just rush to the pier and make it on time a little before 8.30. Today my journey begins at Dolphin Pier at Ao Makham. I planned this trip alone and I really don’t know what’s waiting for me out there. I’m so damn excited. You know it’s not easy to get a day off like this and I’ve got no time to wait for my gang to get the same day off, so screw them. Travelling alone doesn’t seem to be that difficult.