Archive for October, 2008

Finally Here…

October 31, 2008

Okay… this place is amazing.  Seriously unreal beauty… I forgot how much I like the tropics.  Tiger Muay Thai camp is awesome.  I got my bungalow last night and its actually really nice.  I took a hot shower after 2 days of travel and went to a restaurant about 100 yards from camp.  I asked where I could get a meal and a beer and some guy from camp just said, “Hop on my scooter, I’m going there anyway.”  So thats how I found myself at Floralville… a restaurant/hotel/thai massage spot (definitely the best Pad Thai I have ever eaten).  I got home around 10pm and passed out, waking before sunrise after a restful sleep.  I got up and explored camp as the sun came up, it must have been 5:30am.  The jungle has some amazing sounds at that time.  There are these little green geckos that eat flies and mosquitos everywhere, they are fun to watch. 

Geckos

I saw the yoga class starting at 7am so I hopped in because my back has been feeling jacked after my move and the flights (much better now).  For breakfast I ate at the camp’s restaurant- scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, toast, and a banana shake for about $3 (and I was told Phuket is expensive compared to the rest of the country, can’t wait to see the north!).  Thai sausage is just hotdogs, I thought that was funny.  I am going into town with an aussie I met at camp to do some shopping later, we’ll see how that goes.  It certainly will be an interesting month filled with memories!

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The start of something special…

October 29, 2008

Hello All,

This will be the first entry of many.  Right now I am at my first layover in Tai Pei, Taiwan.  Asia is already seeming very different, even from an airport!!!  There is a prayer area in the terminal as well as a “Green Relaxing Zone”, full of live plants, massage chairs and forest scene wallpapers. 

Green Relaxing Zone

I seem to be a foot taller than everyone, and my mohawk doesn’t help me blend in either.  I can’t wait to see what waits for me in Thailand… the land of a thousand smiles!!!