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Tasty Cooking Classes and Wild Monkeys in Ko Lanta

January 7th, 2010

Ko Lanta is another of Thailand's best kept secrets and the ultimate island to get active, enjoy nature and soak up that Thai culture. One thing I knew I wanted to do during my holiday in Thailand was to take some cooking classes and I was so happy to find Time for Lime in Ko Lanta when I did.

This restaurant/cooking school has all that you can desire, from the best dishes and ingredients to the perfect location and friendly staff. Time for Lime is located on the beach and has room for both bar and restaurant as a cooking studio. While clients are being served on th upper level of the restaurant they can watch the students putting their first cooking skills into practice from the balcony.

Ready for some walking!Ready for some walking!

The ground floor is dedicated almost entirely to the cooking studio with enough space for at least 30 students plus their cooking equipment because every student has its own little kitchenette rigth on the table. The teacher will explain and guide the students while they prepare dishes like green curry, spring rolls and steamed fish. To keep things spicy for the staff as well the cooking menu changes ever day of the week so you can decide which dishes you'd like to prepare and come on that day.

After the amazing dinner which we all consumed with smiles on our faces we enjoyed some home made margherita cocktails at the Time for Lime beach bar and that made a perfect evening.

A more active thing which I can reccommend to anybody looking for a little holiday thrill is to rent a motorcycle, or a scooter, and make your way to the Lanta National Park located on the southern tip of the island.

This place is gorgeous and on the way to the national park you will have to stop at some of the amazing beaches you'll find beneath you while driving up the hill. Then again, take a break, its a bumpy road, you've earned it!

Orange wild flowers on Ko Lanta Orange wild flowers on Ko..

The Lanta National Park has some amazing views from the lighthouse. From up there you can look all over the island which is amazing.

For the hikers and wildlife lovers there is a 2 km hike through the rainforest where you will meet some curious wild monkeys. The stairs may break your back but don't give up these little creatures are well worth the climb!

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What to do in Ko Lanta: Book Time for Lime ahead if you really want to go, its quite popular with tourists.

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Travel Pictures of Ko Lanta, Thailand

  • Ready for some walking! Ready for some walking!
  • Orange wild flowers on Ko Lanta Orange wild flowers on Ko Lanta
  • Hiking on Ko Lanta Hiking on Ko Lanta
  • Wildlife pictures of Ko Lanta Wildlife pictures of Ko Lanta
  • Hey, there's a monkey on the trail Hey, there's a monkey on the trail
  • Baby monkey on Ko Lanta Baby monkey on Ko Lanta
  • Spotting wild monkies on Lanta Spotting wild monkies on Lanta
  • Curious monkey photos Curious monkey photos
  • Wild monkey on Ko Lanta Wild monkey on Ko Lanta
  • Overlooking the ocean at Lanta Overlooking the ocean at Lanta
  • The Beach at Lanta National Park The Beach at Lanta National Park
  • Time for Lime beach bar Time for Lime beach bar
  • Lime Margherita at Time for Lime Lime Margherita at Time for Lime
  • Always taste your ingredients! Always taste your ingredients!
  • Original Thai Miang Kham Dips Original Thai Miang Kham Dips
  • Typical Thai cooking gear Typical Thai cooking gear
  • The ingredients for the cooking course The ingredients for the cooking course
  • Design at Time for Lime Design at Time for Lime
  • Time for Lime restaurant on Ko Lanta Time for Lime restaurant on Ko Lanta
  • Thai Cooking Classes on Ko Lanta Thai Cooking Classes on Ko Lanta
  • That's a knife to bring home That's a knife to bring home
  • Ingredients at Time for Lime Ingredients at Time for Lime
  • Original Thai cooking Original Thai cooking
  • Cooking up some chili and lime fish Cooking up some chili and lime fish
  • Fish with chili ready to steam Fish with chili ready to steam
  • Tasting Thai Dips! Tasting Thai Dips!
  • Making the Curry Paste from scratch Making the Curry Paste from scratch
  • Baking the fish with chili Baking the fish with chili
  • Lets make some spring rolls! Lets make some spring rolls!
  • Fresh Ginger, Lemongrass and Carrots Fresh Ginger, Lemongrass and Carrots
  • The teacher at Time for Lime The teacher at Time for Lime
  • Class paying attention Class paying attention
  • Ready to cook some Thai! Ready to cook some Thai!
  • Get all the right ingredients Get all the right ingredients
  • Cooking equipment at Time for Lime Cooking equipment at Time for Lime
  • Pictures of Time for Lime cooking classes Pictures of Time for Lime cooking classes
  • Wow fried rice made by me! Wow fried rice made by me!
  • Fresh ingredients for our curry paste Fresh ingredients for our curry paste
  • My kitchenette at Time for Lime My kitchenette at Time for Lime
  • Cooking class on Ko LantaINg Cooking class on Ko LantaINg
  • Cooking some green curry in Lanta Cooking some green curry in Lanta
  • Pictures of my green curry Pictures of my green curry

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Name: Annalisa
Age: 26-33
Travel type: Couples vacation

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Tasty Cooking Classes and Wild Monkeys in Ko Lanta
Continent: Asia
Country: Thailand
City: Ko Lanta
Period: Dec '08-Jan '09
Lenght of stay: 1 week
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Travel Review

Liked: The Cooking Class was sooo Good
Disliked: Nothing I even liked the bumpy road:)
Trip Rating: Excellent

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