Greetings from Koh Tao! I’m settled back on the island after my longest trip since September, a nearly two-week jaunt that brought me from Khao Yai to Bangkok to Hua Hin and finally down to Khao Sok. It was an amazing trip but it felt damn good to be home. I still feel like I’m playing catch up — when do I not? — and am busy cranking out tons of content, a few site updates and a billion emails behind the scenes. The great thing about living on Koh Tao is that when it’s time to step away from the laptop for a few hours, there’s a whole island playground to enjoy! This week I attended two yoga workshops, finally found a hiking route I’d been hearing rumors of for ages, went for a trapeze session, and even squeezed in an hour (literally one but better than none!) at the beach.
This week I’m looking forward to checking tons of items off my to-do list as well as celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, Thai style! Here on the blog I’ll have a few final posts from my road trip headed your way — I’m already excited for you to read them. What’s on your agenda for the week? You know, other than picking a Photo of the Week, that is… 😉
An afternoon acro yoga workshop and a swing on the trapeze
A view from the end of a deep jungle hike
Koh Tao eats — coconut water and mango sesame salad
Cheers to another week in paradise
Which photo is your favorite?
I love photo D! The illuminated silhouettes are fantastic. This week I have school and looking forward to a fun weekend!
Hope it’s a great one 🙂 Thanks Cate!
I’m loving photo C! I miss sipping coconut water out of a coconut! Did you do a tour of your latest Koh Tao accommodation and I missed it?
Nope, haven’t done one yet — I don’t do them until I move out, for security reasons 🙂
C – food and a view, who would complain?
Not I Steph, certainly not I 🙂
I like photo D this week! Lovely silhouette…and I wouldn’t mind one of those coconuts right about now! It’s SNOWING here this morning!
Say whaaaa?! I guess your dream of winter being over didn’t quite come true 🙂
I’ve never done a yoga workshop before, but I’d love to! Especially the acro-yoga one.
It was so good! Acro and inversions… it was quite the weekend!
After a long break Alex I’m choosing photo D. Nothing wrong in spending time in paradise.
Good to hear from you Steve 🙂
Photo D, sunsets and pals – what more could you want? We’re catching some rays in Costa Rica before flying to Austin, TX for SXSW. St Paddy’s Day plus SX mixed in is going to be messy!
Oh man, sounds like you are having an amazing week! Enjoy — I’m dying to visit Austin someday!
Photo D, can’t resist a cocktail. Looking forward to being in paradise – our first visit to Koh Tao next week!
How awesome Charlotte! Hope you love my island as much as I do 🙂
Photo D, I need one of those drinks!
Everything tastes better out of a coconut, right?!
Chears,The last photo is perfect 😀
Thanks Maja — I love it!
I am looking forward to seeing what you will be checking off =) no big plans this week.
I vote Photo C because there is a bigger picture and details.
Thanks for voting, Jojo!
Definitely Photo C!
That view with those foodies are perfect.
Thanks for voting, Winston 🙂
Photo A! The sports that you do are all visually cool looking imho. I’ve done various types of yoga over the years but have yet to try acro yoga.
It’s one of my favorites! So fun to play around with being up in the air, and lots of challenges with putting your trust in another person.
Definitely C – that mango sesame salad looks delicious. I also love D, those silhouettes are stunning, D is like the perfect add for a fabulous tropical getaway
I love making my friends model for me, ha ha. They are pretty photogenic though, huh?
I LOVE the first acro-yoga one 🙂
Thanks Caroline! It was such a fun few hours.
photo d for sure!
i went to south east asia last year and stayed at koh tao for some days.
wish i could have stayed there longer.
hopefully ill be able to travel more later this year.
😉 wish i was so lucky like you that i could travel whenever i wanted.
love your website.
Thanks Stephanie. I definitely feel blessed to travel as much as I do, and even more so to share my stories with you all here!
Photo B! I don’t know if I’d be able to leave that view!
I know, right?! I wonder what the rent is on that place…
Mango salad. Looks delicious.
My daughter will be on Koh Tao in a few weeks time. This mumma will be waving bye bye to her for a few months. My loss is Koh Tao’s gain!
Aw, sounds like we might just be ships passing in the night. I leave so soon! Heart is already breaking at the thought.
Loving the silhouettes in Photo D, but think I have to go with Photo C! I would kill for that coconut right now 😉 and that salad looks incredible!
I’m going to miss my daily coconuts so much! Sob…
Photos B & D! The view in B is amazing, and the silhouette in D is perfect.
Thanks Marni! It was a really beautiful week.
I love the fulfilled feeling you get when you reach your destination after a strenuous hike, so I pick B!
It feels so darn good! Thanks for voting, Dominique!
Photo C, the salad looks so lite and good. The view is stunning as well! Colombia’s heavy food is getting to me:)
Oh man, I feel you. That was a real challenge for me when traveling in South America!
Wowww amazing pictures at Island….Especially Photo D is looks stunning….
Thanks Maggie! It’s a gorgeous island.
photo b. anything over skyscrapers these days. paradise calling. 🙂
Skyscrapers definitely feel a million miles away from here!
Nice Pictures! the Photo C and D is Cool Photos. Thanks
Thanks for voting Gloria!
Hey Alex! I’m so sorry for asking this question, but I figured you’d be the right person to ask. I’m visiting South Thailand in June and I know Samui, Phangan and Tao are the best islands to visit during that time. I’m all booked for Samui, but I’m a little hesitant about staying in Koh Tao because of all of the recent unfortunate incidents. Do you think Koh Tao is safe to travel to? Thanks so much.
Hey Amanda! I always answer this question the same way. I’m a young woman who resides alone and I choose to live on Koh Tao. I think that speaks for itself — I wouldn’t move somewhere I felt uncomfortable. I go running alone at sunset, I walk home alone at night, and while I do lock my doors due to expensive electronics I keep inside, most of my friends don’t even bother. I have never once felt unsafe here! The more I travel and the more of the world I experience, the more I’m grateful for how safe and at ease I feel on Koh Tao. The media wildly misrepresents some of the events that have happened here. Hope that reassures you!
Where was photo B taken?! Amazing!
Hey Sian! It was on a remote hiking trail between Dusit Buncha and Mango Bay. A very challenging hike that I’ll be attempting to blog about soon!