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Life and Thoughts Lately from Koh Tao

Girls at the John Suwan Viewpoint in Koh Tao

April 16, 2018 I had a particularly but unreasonably emotional goodbye a couple nights ago that has stirred up some thoughts for me…Which is a good thing because as time goes on, I’m noticing my ability to self-reflect and articulate my own inner experience is drifting away from me. I talked with my longtime friend …

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Learning to Ride a Bike in Thailand | Part 2

Check out Part 1 here: Learning to ride a bike in Thailand Part 1 My thighs are burning, sweat is dripping in my eyes, and Wan is screaming to me from her scooter “Let’s go! You got it girl!!” I scream back frantically, “I’m trying Wan!! I’m trying!!!” Just. A little. Bit. Farther!! I reach …

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I Changed My Mind. I Decided to Stay on Koh Tao.

Looking out at the sea at Laem Thian in Koh Tao

“To truly appreciate something, you must confine yourself to it. There’s a certain level of joy and meaning that you reach in life only when you’ve spent decades investing in a single relationship, a single craft, a single career. And you cannot achieve those decades of investment without rejecting the alternatives.” Mark Manson, The Subtle …

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Koh Tao, Why Don’t You Love Me?

Portrait in front of rocks on the beach in Koh Tao

“Now, now, now, honey You better sit down and look around ‘Cause you must’ve bumped yo’ head And I love you enough to talk some sense back into you, baby I’d hate to see you come home–me, the kids, and the dog is gone. Check my credentials I give you everything you want, everything you …

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A Walking-only Guide to Koh Tao, Thailand

Nang Yuan Viewpoint Koh Tao

As someone who’s been living on Koh Tao for three months without a motorcycle or scooter, I know a thing or two about life on the island sans wheels. Renting a bike or scooter is an excellent way to get around in Asia — but only if you’re an excellent and confident driver! I’ve seen …

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