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Same Same But Different

THAILAND | Wednesday, 23 October 2013 | Views [354]

October 22

A little tired out from the previous day's adventures, we started our morning with a relaxing (and pretty advanced) hour and a half, beach front yoga session at a bungalow hotel up the road called Sanctuary. Our instructor was a little, old, Asian yogi who astounded me with his ability to get us into holding various yoga poses on our own, including a headstand! After the session he even told us that with regular practice, we could be great yogis ourselves in 10 years - he even gauged our ages right (as in 20s) unlike everyone else here who thinks we just graduated high school. Feeling refreshed, we had a delicious breakfast consisting of fresh fruit and yogurt for Hila, and definitely the best carrot orange juice I've ever tasted, and French toast for me :-)

We stopped at a 7/11, which are everywhere, and picked up some necessities - lotion for my sunburn and fun flavored mentos :-) - and got these weird stamps with our change so we asked Mama Nong what they were. Apparently it's some 7/11 game where you can trade them in for stuff once you've collected enough so we gave them to Mama since we really have no use.

Our next stop was a great secluded beach on the southern end of the island by the restaurant Same, Same But Different. We alternated between swimming in the perfect temperature water and reading while roasting in the sand for about an hour when we just couldn't survive the heat any longer. Sipping delicious, ice cold, iced teas with lemon (which tasted more like really lemonade-y arny palm palms) we made up our minds to go visit Old Town. However, once we started our ride back north the rain picked up and we quickly changed plans to head home. We made it just in time before the rain picked up and rested up a little.

Once the rain subsided, we ventured out to our beach to watch the sun set, but again the clouds blocked most of it. We decided to try going to town for dinner but the rain held us back again so we ate at our regular spot, Freedom Bar, and called it an early night.

October 23

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CHAR O'LEARY!

Today we're leaving Koh Lanta to head to another island, Koh Phi Phi Don, which is apparently less "couply" and has a lot more backpackers so we're hoping to make some friends our age - preferably who speak some more English... We're taking a ferry for an hour and a half and then staying in our first shared dorm which should definitely be interesting, so we'll let you know how that goes when we get wifi again!

Ta Ta For Now!

Tags: beach, ferry, lanta, phi phi, same same but different, thailand, yoga

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