A month in Thailand – relaxing on Koh Tao
Diving didn’t work out for me so it was time for some relaxing to happen. Since we left Bucharest we did a lot of visiting Bangkok, train, boat, learning, boat, diving, boat. I was tired and ready to just chill out and get to know the island.
I decided to take a walk inland, where the island becomes more steep and it take a bit of effort to climb. The fact the it’s really warm and humid does not help much. There are a lot of nice villas and bungalows along the way, a coconut trees forest and many frangipani trees with their beautiful and very nice smelling flowers. One of those flowers fell from a tree right in my hand and I kept it in my travel journal. I still have it. I also saw a vivid green grass snake slithering fast in the tall grass on the hills. I have no images with it as it moved really fast but I still remember the beautiful green colour.
If you didn’t notice till now, everyone in Thailand has a scooter or small motorcycle. Few people also have trucks, not much use for normal cars around here. So, a scooter is the best way to move around, really, but since I really can’t drive one I’m possibly the only person actually walking.
We decided to stay at Wind Beach for the rest of the month and paid the difference. We even got a nice discount because we were staying for so long.
I went around the small town of Sairee Beach and look at some of the local crafts, wooden figurines and hand painted t-shirts. There are some really cool souvenirs to bring back home.
I’ve been coughing a bit since the diving, because of the salt water. In the evening I ate beef red curry and washed it down with a glass of whiskey, which was supposed to alleviate my sore throat (not a chance, obviously).
My adventurous day on the island ended nicely with a storm out at sea that was just visible enough from the beach.
In my next post: the first magical sunset, and sleeping for the whole year ahead of us.