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With all of the Spring Break action cascading across my social media feed over the last couple weeks, I have been thinking about time spent at the beach. I like a good beach. The beach, and the ocean with it, have a different vibe than the hills and valleys that I’m naturally used to. As I considered my different beach experiences, I came to a small realization. In the truest spirit of… Read More

I was up before the alarm this morning. Good bed. Good sleep. Great room. The morning has consisted of a shower, a very nice breakfast, and a taxi ride to the airport. Taxi driver didn’t have change for a 1000B, so he went hustling off to find some. The migration from sidewalk through tickets/customs and on to the gate area took all of about 15 minutes. Koh Samui airport isn’t very big,… Read More

Realized that the ferry off of here and my plane flight out of here were not going to mesh, so a decision was made to get back on the same island as the airport. Booking.com to the rescue with hotel options. Found something decent for the last night in Thailand. Also set up a transfer to the hotel with the ferry ticket. Very cool. The not so good news is that the… Read More

Got a message from the dive shop last night. Seas are planned to be to rough to go out in the morning, so the diving is cancelled. These things happen when traveling. The seas of the world can be unpredictable. That put the Full Moon Party back on the table. Well, right up until it started raining. I do a lot of crazy shit, standing in the rain drinking ain’t on that… Read More

I decided to take a chill day today. This whole thing has been pretty on the move since it started. So, a leisure day won’t hurt anything. I Laid in bed to my hip hurt. That signaled it was time to get up. Its pretty quiet at the hotel. The young party group when coming in early this morning. Good for them! My first conscience decision of the day was do I… Read More

The word of the day is diving! Yup, I had to use the alarm on the phone again. I was up with the sun this morning. Okay, slightly behind it, but it was kinda close. Threw on my favorite shorts and walked from the hotel to the Scuba Diving meet-up location. It doubles as their gear storage and hostel. Its a casual place. I signed up with PIDS when I got in… Read More

Today was he first day that I needed to use my alarm on my phone. Every other day I have either gotten up early or just gotten up whenever. Today I needed to be on the move early. I’m outa Bangkok, and headed for the islands. Got up, packed the bag, scanned the room, checked out of the hotel, and made my way to the metro station. The metro was a quick… Read More

After some thought, I decided to deviate from the norm. After all, life isn’t just about checking things off a list. Its about experiences. So, I decided to experience the movies, at the mall, in Bangkok. I say experience, because the movie theater took up 3 floors at the top of the mall. They like movies over here! I’ve been wanting to see Avengers for a while. I admit I’ve also been… Read More

This is probably gonna sound crazy to most diehard travelers but, I’ve spent the last 3 days in Bangkok wondering where the Thai Food is. Serious, the kcal food is well did in the city. There is an endless amount of street food to be had. I have been looking for not street food. It has been a challenge I thought I was going to lose. Last night, having dinner at Burger… Read More

More bad cabbies. Everybody speaks English, until you want someone to speak English. Then, they look at you like you’re stupid. It can be aggravating. I knew this was coming today, so I emotionally armored myself before walking out of the hotel. As I was standing in front of the hotel waiting to flag down a cab and get raped for a ride north to the Harley dealership, I had a though…. Read More