This morning was time to move out from Koh Phangan.
I woke up with a hangover from last night party, as always woken up by devil german neighbor. They probably think that since it is already 8 in the morning, and they don’t party, they are fully entitled to yell around about what would be the plan of the day. I don’t speak german, but imagine that the conversation would translate like this:
– WHATS UP KRISTIN?
– NICE WEATHER TODAY!!
– YEAH, WHAT WILL WE DO?
– SAME AS EVERYDAY, ANOUNCE TO THE WORLD THAT WE WOKE UP ALREADY!
-HAHAHA PERFECT! I CAN’T STAND THESE PEOPLE PARTYING AND SLEEP UNTIL MIDDAY HAHAHAHA! WHERE IS TOBIAS?
– IN NEXT BUNGALOW, STILL PREPARING…
– ARE WE GOING TO THE BEACH?!
– YA NATURLICH!
– GOOD, HURRY UUUUUP!!!
This is how it typically went. Always same time, always very loud. Whole 6 days. Fortunately later after announcing everyone of their presence, they would go away and not come back until we woke up.
Beside that small inconvenience rest of the stay was just fine. If I was lazy, the day would involve going to 7/11 for some breakfast, do some stuff on the computer, then going to the beach. In the beginning of my trip to Ko Phangan I met people who were staying 1-2 months on the island, just relaxing. After spending 23 days in here I admit, it has a good mix of parties, activities and leisure relax to offer. Every second day I would go to muay thai to the nearby gym, or go diving to accomplish my open water diver course. And could easily spend more time than I did, without getting bored.
But it was time to move, since for next month my plan was to work in exchange for advanced diving course in Koh Tao, then do 1 month of Muay Thai in Chiang Mai (survival mode on, 7 hours of training each day). Then short trip around Laos and Vietnam, further exploration of Philippines and Indonesia, and then time to get a job real, because the budget is getting tight.
Ps. Today has been 3 months since I started my journey. Many people say that travelling teaches us the skills in hyper accelerated mode, and I totally agree with the statement. Getting comfortable with unknown is a part of the adventure, and definitely prepares for both good and bad times, changing the perspective and the point of view of the individual. 9-5 jive doesn’t look like a good plan for life (even less than before), handling small day-to-day traveling issues is a great preparation to start own business and immunes for inherent obstacles. No regrets so far, I feel a happier and in many terms a more complete man. And it keeps increasing every week. Going to sleep now, to welcome the new day with ideas and positive energy!