I’m posting these entries a bit out of order but the significance is minimal.
Koh Yao Noi
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Lounging in a hammock in Koh Yao Noi, Thailand is surreal, yet feels quite natural. Gorgeous palm fronds sway in the breeze just a few feet from my bungalow. Deep cerulean water and forested limestone cliffs scream with quiet beauty in the distance.More . . .
1/24/2017- The makeshift jungle bar that I’m currently nestled in is composed almost entirely of local sustainable wood and bamboo. I’ve stumbled upon this gem in the middle of the daily afternoon blackout; the beer is vaguely reminiscent of being cold. The wifi is down so I’m forced to scrawl chicken scratches in my trusty notebook.
Hippy dudes with blonde dreads play ping pong with carefree girls in bikini tops.One ambitious woman dares tread a slack line in the back of the bar, with variable levels of success. The air is thick with tropical haze and the buzz of mosquitoes. The vibe is laissez-faire.More . . .
It’s my first full day in Koh Lipe. It’s brilliant here. Turquoise water, clear to the depths. Ivory sand, soft to the underfoot. And no crazy party scene; just a handful of fun little bars to choose from after 11 pm.
Confession: I had to rip myself from swiping on Tinder to write this post.
Solo Travel Tip: Tinder morphs into a friend-meeting app while traveling!
Of course, you can still use it for casual sex if that’s what you are into I suppose, but it’s a handy way to meet buddies for trekking, drinking, or just to grab a bite.More . . .