Jan 31, 2016

Sammy in Thailand - 2016 Jan 31

My dad, Sammy, has come to visit me in Thailand for a month. I met him at Bangkok International Airport just before midnight January 29, and we took a 1.5 hour taxi cab ($28) back to my hotel in Pattaya.

Day 1 was my usual beach routine, massage, and Walking Street at night.

Today was Koh Lan island and then LK Metro / Soi 6 nighttime sightseeing.

Jan 26, 2016

Jomtien Beach - 2016 Jan 26

"Allons! the road is before us! It is safe— I have tried it— my own feet have tried it well— be not detain’d!" - Walt Whitman

The temperature has dropped to a perfect 75 degrees and I have walked everywhere the last two days. I think if there were a road around the world with a 7-Eleven every few miles, I could trek the whole dang thing.

Jan 17, 2016

Koh Lan Island - 2016 Jan 14

"Everyone knew that all islands were worlds unto themselves, that to come to an island was to come to another world." - Guy Gavriel Kay

Took a day trip to the northern beach of Koh Lan, an island just off the coast of Pattaya. Don't know why I've waited so long to visit this part, not many people here and beautiful beaches.

Came back with 10 mosquito bites on my feet; can't believe I didn't see them, I'm always on damn mosquito lookout!

Jan 2, 2016

Pattaya, Thailand - 2016 Jan 2

"You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination." - Roman Payne

Went scuba diving today. Waves were really rough again. I need to do a better job of checking conditions before going out to sea. Thinking about being a scuba instructor, will take a few months to get all the required certifications tho.

Earlier this week, bought a small travel laptop, and taught a few English classes online.

Brought in the new year on Walking Street of course, out till 3 AM, most crowded I've ever seen it. Finally got to see a live cobra snake charmer show, crazy!

Found a nice secluded spot at the end of the beach on Koh Lan island, good place to relax and daydream.

Oh, and massage after massage after massage...