Back at it Again in Thailand
After a quick bus ride to the airport, a four hour wait, an hour and a half flight to Surat Thani, an hour long bus ride to a ferry, a three hour boat ride and a 15 minute cab… we arrived in Koh Phangan! I truly thought I would never be taking that ferry to go to this island after my last Full Moon Party, but here I am.
This month has been full of coconuts, rum, and blackouts (not the fun kind). The island is prone to losing power, sometimes for 30 minutes and others for several hours. In the long-term blackouts us remotes head to the beach bar to pass the time. Rough life
I’m living in a bungalow at Loyfa Natural Resort, which is a lovely little place with two pools, a private beach and most importantly, two bars. Getting around here most people have been using motor bikes, and there have been so many accidents that I’ve decided to opt out of renting one. We’ve had several crashes, a bout of dengue, two people bit by a dog, and jellyfish stings. All of these mishaps that leave a scar are referred to by locals as “Thailand Tattoos.”
Our coworking space is at Beachub, which overlooks the beach and offers a fabulous view of other islands. It’s a really nice location and has steady wifi, but I’ve actually only gone twice since Loyfa is my fave.
The other rare time I left the resort was for a Thai cooking class at the cultural center. I had never done a cooking class before, but it was actually really fun and all of the food turned out to be delicious. We made chicken pad thai, green curry and fried chili basil chicken. Loved this and highly recommend it!
Cheers to more drinks on the beach and finally getting tan!