Thailand: Detox & Rejuvenation, Days Six & Seven

Travelogue (Part 12)

I woke up even earlier than usual this morning. The Love Kitchen hadn’t opened yet so I decided to go for a walk before breakfast. I thought I would head to the beach to watch the sun rise, but I wasn’t sure how to get there. I wandered down the road past lovely resorts – both open and under construction.

About an hour later, I ended up in the town of Chaweng, where I had gone shopping my first night.
If Koh Samui has downsides, they are the shortage of water and the lack of a modern sewage system.

Overpowering Smells

The same overpoweringly disgusting smells that had assaulted my nostrils every few metres by night were doing so by morning. Fortunately, I didn’t notice the stench in other parts of the island, but in Chaweng, the pervasive odor was downright disgusting.

I continued walking until I reached the outskirts of town. By then, I had been on the road for a full two hours. I hailed a cab and returned to the Absolute Sanctuary, where I breakfasted.

I then spent the rest of the day the same way I had been doing for the previous few days.
After dinner, I took the shuttle back into town. My one week’s rejuvenation programme was drawing to a close, and in a couple of days I would be heading to a private villa, where I would spend two nights.

Morning Constitutional

I wasn’t sure where this place was located so I decided to pick up a couple of bottles of wine – just in case.
The following morning, I followed a similar routine, except that I headed in the opposite direction for my morning constitutional.

This time, I didn’t walk as far, turning around after one hour, and returning to the hotel. That evening, I headed to the activities room, where “Elizabeth” was showing.

There are nightly showings of videos at the Absolute Sanctuary. I thoroughly enjoyed it and wished that I hadn’t waited until my last night to give it a try. Had I known how enjoyable it would be, I would have been there every night.

Thailand Travelogue

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!

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