The fabled Rainy Season fired up for a bit today in Thailand…but rain brings rainbows!
Greetings from the Santhiya in Koh Phangan! I love it here. As you can see from the pictures, I sprung for a baller room. It has a private pool and a private waterfall. That’s right…a waterfall. It also has a Playboy Mansion style sex grotto that I won’t be using as I am here alone. This seems to be very confusing to the incredibly kind Thai. They keep saying “single??”. Apparently single lady travelers are rare here. Americans also seem pretty rare as I have yet to meet any. That also might be because I rarely leave my bungalow. Why would I? It has a PRIVATE WATERFALL.
I’m here!! Yesterday (Yesterday? It might have been two days ago…) I left DC to fly to Thailand. It was 13 hours to Dubai, 7 hours from Dubai to Bangkok and 1.5 hours to an island called Koh Samui. Overall, the trip was uneventful except for 2 things: 1.) I had a whole row to myself on the way to Dubai. It was like winning the lottery. 2.) Something really gross was happening on that plane. I put on brand new white socks just when I was in my seat or sleeping. Never walked around in them. By the time I got to Dubai, they were brown. As was my lite blue hoodie. Uh. Gross. What the fuck was all over those seats Emirates?! Needless to say the first thing I did when I got to my hotel was shower.
Speaking of my hotel, it is really quite lovely. Tomorrow I’m moving to a fancy resort on some other island. It requires a speedboat transfer and I was getting in at 10 PM. I decided I should stay somewhere close to the airport for a day and get my bearings. I’m always painfully disoriented when I travel internationally. I border on paralyzed. Like a frightened turtle. So I found the highest rated cheap hotel close to the airport on Tripadvisor and hoped for the best. I want to say it was like $30 a night. See the pictures above. I got here in the dark, woke up to find it is LOVELY here. Went and had a delicious (INCLUDED IN THE HOTEL PRICE!) breakfast. Today I plan to do nothing. The first day in a foreign land I like to spend getting on the time zone, taking a deep breath, reading a book and finding bottled water (I’m always so scared that I will run out of clean water…wherever I go…even in countries where the water is safe to drink…it is my idiosyncrasy and I will own it.)
So this is happening. A week from today I’m heading to Thailand. One week for work, one week for fun. I’m actually kind of scared cause I was just reading about the British tourists that were murdered there last week. So sad and so scary. I also haven’t opened any of these books. In retrospect, 4 seems excessive. Never been to Asia alone though and wanted to feel prepared.
All the shoes I bought for weddings this fall. I love them all. The ones in the middle are like dark cobalt blue. So different. Love. I wish I could sleep with them all in my bed.
I had to get glasses for the first time ever.
My first Popsugar MustHave box came late in the month and my September box (to my delight) came on time. This means it came like 2 weeks after the last one. I’m in love. Contents:
Nicole Miller Earbuds
Tilo Scarves Modal Gradation Scarf in Raisin
Urban Remedy Almond Brownie (and coupon!)
Oribe Superfine Hairspray
Letter C Design Gold Foil Arrow Pencils
Rifle Paper Co. Notecards
Ghiradelli Milk Chocolate Squares
Bonus! Nike $20 giftcard
I’m as in love with this little box as I was last month. It might be the best thing happening in my life this week. That’s sad…yes? No. You’re sad. Sorry. That was mean.