Day 23 – Bangkok, Thailand

Back to Bangkok. The struggle to find reliable wifi has been real the past few days. After relaxing on the various beaches for the past week, it was time to head back to the big city to prepare for my flight out of Thailand. Having accomplished most of my bucket list the last time I... Continue Reading →

M Boutique & Kitchen – Hotel Review

Disclaimer: I have not received any services or compensation from Airbnb or M Boutique & Kitchen for writing this review. All opinions are solely my own based on my experience at the hotel. Jitapa's place has the facilities of a hotel with all the perks of a great Airbnb! She felt more like a friend... Continue Reading →

Day 20 – Railay Beach, Thailand

Dare I say, the Andaman Coast of Thailand may actually be more beautiful than the islands in the East? This morning I left my hotel, dropped off my laundry, and walked down the main street towards Ao Nang Beach. I passed by numerous massage shops and travel booths down the road until I finally reached... Continue Reading →

Day 19 – Ao Nang, Thailand

Another travel day. And a long one at that. Started this morning at 8:30am to check-in for my boat to get off Koh Tao. The first catamaran left at 9:30 and dropped us off at Koh Phangan where we waited an hour to catch the second catamaran to Surat Thani. After arriving on the pier,... Continue Reading →

Day 18 – Koh Tao, Thailand

I am officially a PADI certified SCUBA diver! The past four days have been long and adventurous and so much fun! This morning we woke up bright and early and our boat left at 7am for our last two morning dives. Our first dive site was called The Twins, so named because it is located... Continue Reading →

Day 17 – Koh Tao, Thailand

I'm alive! I have just returned from my first open water dives in the ocean. It was AMAZING! All my fears and anxiety vanished once I saw all the beautiful fish and wildlife that live beneath the surface. We started at 9am this morning, finishing up some book work and theory portion before taking a... Continue Reading →

Day 16 – Koh Tao, Thailand

I've been working on getting my PADI Open Water Dive certification! Officially finished halfway through the course. The first day was spent entirely in the classroom, going over safety and procedures that we would need to understand in order to successfully practice safe diving underwater. After watching five instructional videos and completing the quizzes, we... Continue Reading →

Crystal Dive Resort – Guest Review

Disclaimer: I have not received any services or compensation from Crystal Dive Resort for writing this review. All opinions are solely my own based on my experience at the resort. Crystal Dive Resort is one of the many dive schools on the island of Koh Tao, Thailand. If you book ahead, there will be a... Continue Reading →

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