Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe was the island I was most looking forward too. In the very south of thailand, many people miss it in favor of other more northern islands. Unfortunately, Koh Lipe turned out to be quite expensive, but fun nonetheless. We arrived, walked across the island (less than a mile) booked diving, and then found…

Koh Lanta

After a one day trip to Koh Phi Phi V and I decided to take a vacation from travel and spent three nights in a little bungalow by the beach. We spent the first day at the beach, and then decided to rent a motorcycle to travel around the island. Unfortunately our plans were disrupted…

Koh Phi Phi

Visiting Koh Phi Phi was the most thoughtout, spontaneous decisions. One moment we would decide to skip the island, the next we would decide to go. We vacillated for over 24 hours finally deciding and booking the ferry to Koh Phi Phi one hour for it was set to leave. We were unsure if we…

Krabi

After my amazing week on Koh Tao, three of my dive group members and myself headed to Krabi on the west coast of Thailand. The move from Koh Tao to Krabi involved a sketchy night boat and a bus driver who almost kicked myself and another passenger out of the van for false crimes. Yay…

Koh Tao

After taking a flight from Phnom Penh to Bangkok, spending the night in Bangkok then taking a night train to Chumphon, I arrived in Koh Tao. The ferry from Chumphon to Koh Tao was an unpleasant experience full of sick bags and big waves. Thankfully years of changing diapers has honed my skill for breathing…

Pai in the Sky

Went to the bellingham version of thailand. Over hippy, over white, and over hyped. It was still very beautiful and stuck high in general north western mountains. I happened to arrive at the end of a festival, and caught a parade. Today I rented motor bikes (only $4/24hr including gas) and visited all the major…

A summary of sorts

The intensity of traveling amazes me. Before I left for my trip everyone had words of wisdom for me. Most people were concerned for my safety as a solo female traveler (I have yet to feel unsafe), or the potential for loneliness (see below), but I was not prepared for the amount of activity and…

Spicy villa

I spent a week working on a “farm” building bungalows and the likes. I didn’t really like the owner or the other wwoofer with me, but the scenery was stunning. On our way to the farm we did a small hike to a beautiful waterfall and then spent the night at the owners mother’s house….