Travelogue (Part 11)
I fell into a comfortable routine. I would awake early, stroll over the the Love Cafe, and partake of a healthful breakfast.
Because I overextended myself during a hot yoga session on my third day, I had to give up yoga, but I continued with my daily laps for the rest of my stay.
Following an hour in the pool, I would stroll back to the Love Cafe for lunch. My biggest decision of the day seemed to be whether I would have black bean and brown rice burritos or black bean and brown rice nachos for for my mid-day meal.
Afternoons were spent reading and enjoying the two massages I was entitled to: a Thai massage followed by a facial. Some of the treatments were performed in indoor treatment rooms, others in an outdoor open-air massage area with mattresses.
One of the joys of these daily treatments were the wonderful smelling Thai oils and scrubs. On my fifth day, the nurse suggested a pedicure and manicure rather than a facial.
Shuttle into Town
After dinner on the fifth night I decided to take the shuttle into town as I hadn’t left the premises of the Absolute Sanctuary since my first night. I bought a very stylish Bruce Lee T-shirt in the night market. I also picked up a large satchel to relieve some of the load from my checked luggage.
According to Bangkok Airways, I was 7 kilos overweight on my journey from the Thai capital to Koh Samui. I was somewhat surprised by this as I thought I was traveling a bit lighter than usual, and I have never before been charged overweight baggage charges. Hmmm. . .
In early 2010, Michael Taylor spend 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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