Days are moving by pretty fast here in Krabi with Rong and his lovely family giving us everything we could need. Day #4 was the day we did the jungle trek to a waterfall just a few minutes away from the homestay, no matter how many times you see something here in Thailand every time you go back you get a different experience. The first time I did this trek I thought it was a never ending walk but when I did it a second time it was so much more magical and relaxing!
The following day was probably one of the most emotional, yet rejuvenating days yet on this tour! As usual we started the day with our yoga practice, then we went around the community surrounding the homestay and picked flowers from Rong’s neighbours gardens, which felt weird at first as at least where I am from if you went into someone’s garden to pick flowers you would get your hand slapped, but the people were so nice and inviting here it turned into a lot of fun looking for the prettiest flowers to decorate our altar back in the yoga studio. The reason we did this was for our “Sattva Social” that evening. This is when the night became emotional and we really got to know one another. First Noelle guided us in meditation and asked us all to think about the 3 people that we are the most grateful for as well as what wish we had for humanity. After we meditated and really thought about these questions we went into the middle of the circle and each juiced an orange while we shared our thoughts. I am never one to cry in public nor do I like to be the literal center of attention but it felt really nice to share with such an open-hearted group of lovely ladies. I won’t go in to who I was grateful for as I will probably cry again out of pure gratitude and I don’t want the guy next to me on the ferry to feel uncomfortable, but I will say my wish for humanity was for people to be more open minded and accept differences between people. I also added that I wish crying wasn’t viewed as a sign of “weakness”, especially in women. Something I personally need to work on as crying isn’t weak, it shows how much you care.
The following Friday was our first “girl’s night out” to Ao Nang. Before we went out though we each got a relaxing Thai massage right at the homestay and we learned how to make my favourite Thai dish, Pad Thai (yummy!!). Once we were all dolled up for the evening (although it didn’t matter within an hour of getting to Ao Nang since it poured rain on us...) go figure, we explored the night market to do some quick shopping and get some delicious street food. After that we went to a cool reggae bar and listened to some of the best cover reggae music I have ever heard. They even made me like a Justin Bieber song.
On Saturday, we had our first beach day in Koh Lanta which of course didn’t disappoint. After we did some beach hopping it was a super early bedtime for us so we could get up at 3am on Sunday and do a walk up a mountain to meet the sunrise which I will tell you more about in my next post. ☺
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My name is Amber, some of you may have met me last December on the "Blissful Bali" tour, the "Vietnam Explorer" tour from November or even on the 3-week Thailand tour that happened this year over the holiday season, but if not I am a 27-year-old girl from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada who did not start travelling soon enough in my life so I am currently doing a 3-month adventure around southeast Asia trying to get my fill before I get "too old" although you never too old to travel or even start travelling.
I work in an office back home in a job that keeps me on my toes and has me using my brain in all sorts of ways all day long taking care of 4 needy guys with one of my best friends from college. I live on an acreage with my sister, 2 dogs and 2 cats. I am short with a what I have been told is either an annoying or adorable small voice. I also have the most amazing and supportive boyfriend ever waiting for me at home whom I cannot wait to get back to but Asia was calling my name ever since I got a small taste of it last year.
I just finished the 3 week Thailand tour that started in late December which was amazing! Before that tour I went to Phuket for 10 days and did yoga twice a day and visited all the beaches I could get my hands on while I was there. After the 3-week tour, I did a 2-week volunteer project with the elephants for 1 week in Surin, Thailand and then taught English to kids in Cambodia for a week, which was probably the most fulfilling thing I have done on my adventure so far. As of right now I am on the Yogalife tour with LBW, and once this tour is over I will be going to Siem Reap, Cambodia to stay at the Tipsy Turtle hostel for 1 week before I finally get home and reality again.
Thank you in advance for reading my blogs!!
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