I awoke bright and early on Day Two knowing exactly what I wanted to do. I headed to the Detox Centre to inform them that I had decided to switch from detox to rejuvenation.
From Detox to Rejuvenation
Having to choose between ridding my body of toxins and filling it with nutrition, I opted for the latter. That meant not only being able to eat, it also meant that I could substitute my daily colonics for a facial. I would be able to enjoy two treatments a day.
It sounded like a no brainer. I scheduled a body massage and a facial and headed for the Love Kitchen, where I partook of a yummy breakfast of muesli with soy milk and fresh fruit.
But I decided to stick with a completely vegetarian diet, eating mostly but not exclusively raw food, and forgoing both alcohol and caffeine for the remainder of my stay at the Absolute Sanctuary.
Would I have any trouble sleeping at night? After breakfast, I attended yoga. Then I did laps for an hour, lunching on my coveted black bean and brown rice burritos together with tomato gazpacho.
I had my two massages after lunch, did another session or yoga, and spent the rest of the afternoon reading. For dinner, I had spinach gazpacho – it was even tastier than the tomato gazpacho I had had my first night – and a simple vegetable stir fry.
I discovered one important difference between the vegetarian fare at the Absolute Sanctuary and Chinese style vegetarian fare: onions and garlic were both allowed! No wonder the food tasted so good.
In early 2010, Michael Taylor spends four weeks exploring Thailand, visiting Bangkok, Koh Samui, and Hua Hin. But his trip gets off to a bizarre start as he mistakenly notifies the wrong hotel of his arrival plans. Follow him on his journey through the Land of Smiles!
Thailand: Slight Mixup Upon Arrival in Bangkok or Is That Hua Hin? (Travelogue Part 1)
Thailand: A New Beginning – Or Another False Dawn? (Travelogue Part 2)
Thailand: All’s Well That Ends Well (Travelogue Part 3)
Thailand: Hua Hin – Summer Retreat of Thai Royalty (Travelogue Part 4)
Aviation: In-Flight Food – Somebody Gets It Right (Travelogue Part 5)
Thailand: Arrival in Koh Samui (Travelogue Part 6)
Thailand: Detox & Rejuvenation, My Last Supper? (Travelogue Part 7)
Thailand: Detox & Rejuvenation, Day One (Travelogue Part 8)
Thailand: Detox & Rejuvenation, Day Two (Travelogue Part 9)
Thailand, Detox & Rejuvenation, Day Three (Travelogue Part 10)
Thailand: Detox & Rejuvenation: Days Four and Five (Travelogue Part 11)
Thailand: Detox & Rejuvenation, Days Six & Seven (Travelogue Part 12)
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