I think it fairly summarizes how I feel right now.
“What we want out of a vacation changes as we age. It changes from vacation to vacation. There was a time when it was all about culture for me. My idea of a real break was to stay in museums until my legs ached and then go stand in line to get tickets for an opera or a play. Later I became a disciple of relaxation and looked for words like beach and massage when making my plans. I found those little paper umbrellas that balanced on the side of rum drinks to be deeply charming then. Now I strive for transcendent invisibility and the chance to accomplish the things I can’t get done at home. But as I pack up my room at the Hotel Bel-Air, I think the best vacation is the one that relieves me of my own life for a while and then makes me long for it again.” – Ann Patchett
One more wonderful yoga class, one more long bus ride to Bangkok, two final travel days, and several flights and then I’ll be home.
All of these images are from just one of the many boat rides this summer –> this particular trip was the one from Ao Nang to Railay.
Today’s my last day in Bangkok (*for a while at least).
Tonight, I catch a train (12 hrs) and then a ferry south (anywhere from 2 hrs to 8 hrs) –> to the island of Koh Tao! I arrived in Thailand like I do most places, with no plan, and decided to go south to the ocean instead of north towards Chiang Mai. From there, the plan involves Burma, my camera, and a lot of food.
These days have been filled with everything I love, including –> long walks, trying new foods (*all good until this), motorbikes (*trying to ride sidewaysand struggling), sweat, and even sweatier yoga classes. I feel incredibly grateful to be here and want to throw myself and my all into my time here.
All of these photos are from the boat ride along the canal over to the Grand Palace.