Riding in longboats on the ocean

Arriving in Koh Lanta on a longboat was another great experience. It taught me a lot about Koh Lanta and how the locals utilized these boats as both a tool for hunting and as a source of transportation.

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Spending time with the sea gypsies was incredible. And it was shocking to see how these tribes relied so heavily on the ocean as a resource. I spent a lot of time with my father on our families fishing boat, so my time in Koh Lanta brought me back to those memorable times.

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