Ahem. Remember this post? Written just about a week or so ago? About how I was saying goodbye to Koh Tao?
Guess where I am right now.
Well, what can I say. It’s a bloggers’ prerogative to change her mind? To be fair, I never said I wouldn’t come back for another visit (though I did say it wouldn’t be on this trip — whoops). Last week, as you may recall, I was in the middle of a three-day panic attack. I had a ticket to the Philippines, but something didn’t feel right. I had so much work to catch up on, and six weeks in a challenging and new country ahead of me — and I was constantly on the brink of tears. With four hours to go before my flight, I decided to follow my heart and delay my ticket — three more weeks in Thailand followed by three weeks in the Philippines. I felt a weight off my shoulders the moment I made the call.
So far, it seems I made the right decision. A friend who just returned from the Philippines told me I would have been just about two weeks early for peak season for everything I was most excited about — whale sharks, manta rays, and the famous rice terraces. Then I found out I’ll now be overlapping with blogger friend Hannah for my last few days in Bangkok. And at the moment I’m enjoying traveling with the lovely Lindsay and a friend from Hawaii through Southern Thailand.
Since I got here it’s just been, well, the usual — work, Muay Thai, work, massages, work, party, work, beach! I’m catching up on freelance work, trying to get back into the blogging groove, guest posting on Hostels.com about How To Travel Hawaii on a Budget, and tackling little things on my to-do list like using my Vistaprint coupons to order new business cards. Next week I’ll be onto Railay to try rock climbing and visit a new destination in Thailand!
Onto Photo of the Week…
Photo A I loved the sky on this cloudy morning over the island.
Photo B This seems to be one of my signature shots these days… this one being a little different as it’s before a night dive!
Photo C Who doesn’t love a cheeky clownfish?
Photo D A colorful dive at Chumphon Pinnacle.
Photo E At Sai Nuan beach, my favorite on the island.
Photo F Fire dancing on the beach!
Which photo is your favorite?
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I'm a New York native who left my home to explore the world slowly and thoroughly. I love photography, scuba diving, and reading guidebooks to countries I have no immediate plans to visit. Read more on my About Me page.