Last week my friend Yousef stepped on a plane in San Francisco bound for Thailand; after 5 months of traveling, I was reunited with a friend on the other side of the world. It's been a crazy week since he touched down in Bangkok and we began exploring Thailand and Cambodia.
Here are some pictures from my time on Koh Lanta working at the Kohub co-working space. It was an awesome few weeks of meeting new people, exploring the beautiful island, and even leading some impromptu yoga sessions on the beach.
Without a doubt, the best part about Koh Lanta is the ridiculously gorgeous sunsets. Every evening, we were awestruck by a spectrum of reds, blues, and purples as the sun dipped below the horizon and illuminated the surrounding beaches.
Last Thursday, I woke up early and had my first encounter with food poisoning in Asia, then conveniently boarded a bus through the windiest road in Thailand, turning 762 times over 151 Kilometers on the way up to the tiny town of Pai in the mountains. As the minivan wound it’s way through the mountains, we were greeted by impressive vistas and misty clouds around almost every turn.
Phi Phi Phi Phi island, a 2 hour ferry ride from mainland Thailand, is the exact opposite of a cultural immersion experience. Part tourist village, part Asian Ibiza, part adventure sports mecca, the island is a unique lens into the travel culture for the youth of countless nationalities. The global mixing pot is complemented well with not one, but two beautiful crescent beaches that are separated by a tiny village of shops in the town of Phi Phi Don.
To sum up my first week of travel into a coherent and concise post seems to me an impossible task. Although I’ve been in Thailand less than 5 full days at this point, it feels like weeks have gone by since I last set foot on American soil. Nevertheless, I’ll give it my best shot and intersperse the story with photos and videos to keep things interesting.