07.05.2009 - 11.05.2009 85 °F
Andy and I got a place for the month in Koh Tao while he takes his last diving instructors course. We are really excited to have a place to call our own and not have to pack every other day. Yes it is a great deal for $150/month but then again the first thing I said when I saw it was it feels like I am camping in Mexico. I say Mexico bc Andy hung these red Christmas lights on the porch which he says uses 1/3 less electricity than 1 bulb. All we need is a margarita blender and some tamales and we have a fiesta! It was advertised as a bungalow but resembles a cabin more. It is off the beaten path and I mean that literally, the path is dirt, large rocks and hills. We have a motor bike and every time we drive home I can’t stop laughing bc I am trying to hold on to my chest from everything bouncing and then hold on to Andy from falling off. It has a “kitchen” which was only a sink till they delivered a burner yesterday….i was like “oh…now I understand”. We are one big happy family with King and Kong the 2 geckos who like to hang out in the bathroom and the cat that I am bribing to be my friend. Oh and don’t forget the mosquitos, lets just say the net over the bed is not there for decoration! The best part is the hammock which has created fierce competition. It has to be an extreme emergency to get up bc you know you will lose your spot for the rest of the day. The toilet is “charming”, it isn’t a squatter but it has one of those self flushers which consists of you throwing a bucket of water into the toilet to flush it. In the middle of the night the whole seat flew off the toilet when I tried to sit down.
When we aren’t having fun at our house we are enjoying the island. Koh Tao is very close to the larger and more popular Koh Samui island. It was a 10 hour bus/boat ride getting here but worth every minute. It is one of my favorite places in Thailand so far, it is a good mix of all the beach towns. Though it is mainly a dive town, it has great beaches and a charming town with a nice nightlife.
While Andy dives for most of the day I have picked up yoga. I am used to practicing Bikram yoga back in New York and while it is great I was excited to try out some other styles. It was Vinyasa yoga and with all the doors open and it being on the beach it kind of felt like Bikram. I was reminded why I was so into yoga back home. That feeling when you walk out is worth every second in the poses. The only thing that would make it perfect is if my mom was here with me on Mother’s Day! You deserve this vacation more than I do! Xo.