L’Observateur : Paradise Edition

Koh Lipe is an island at the southern frontier of Thailand in the Adang Archipelago, which is part of the Tarutao National Marine Park. None of the islands you see on this map are inhabited except Lipe.

The indigenous people are called Chao Ley, which means “Sea Gypsy” in Thai. The Chao Ley remind me a lot of the Huichol of Central Mexico in that they are nomadic, close to nature, and incredibly sweet. They also make a mean spicy seafood salad.

There is a bungalow on Lipe called Porn Resort. And another called Bung Roon.

One morning Elli found this guy under a bucket in the bathroom:

More good stuff from Wikileaks about the Prince and Princess.