Greetings from Koh Tao! It’s been a crazy week. I’m still playing catch-up after a jam-packed two weeks of travel within Thailand and hosting visitors from across the world, and yet my next escape off the island is already right around the corner — I knew February would be crazy, but I didn’t know it would be this crazy!
Still, I’m never too busy to grab an amazing opportunity when it comes my way. So when I had the chance to jump on a PADI Self Reliant Diver course with my friends at Master Divers, I cleared the board in order to spend two days learning how to dive safely sans scuba buddy. It was the first step towards completing my goal of three new dive certifications this year, and so it felt great to sign off on (even if it meant one of my blog posts for the week didn’t go up as scheduled!) Additionally, I spent a very fun Valentine’s Day baking breakfast for my man, spending a few hours at the beach, and going out for a hilarious ladies night with all my girls. It felt very indulgent to take a whole day off work when I have such a looming to-do list, but it was the most fun I’ve had in ages!
Next week, I’ll be checking in from Thailand’s wine region. Yup, you read that right. Vineyards! In Thailand! I couldn’t be more excited about this trip. In the meantime, I’m pausing from coverage of my American Southwest adventures to jump ahead and bring you a few posts about my neighboring isles of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Can’t wait to see you all in the comments. Happy Monday!
Enjoying the beauty of Koh Tao
Admiring the Buddhist boat blessing on the Master Divers vessel
Getting my baking on for Valentine’s Day, in the form of banana cinnamon pancake goodness!
Which photo is your favorite? How was your week?