And finally a sense of peace fills my heart, as I sit in front of this majestic sea. Finally on holiday. Sitting by the beach at Koh Samui.
It’s been an eventful month, with my final medical exams and my dearest granny passing away. It’s not been easy having to cope with the loss of someone who practically brought me up and still finding the will to carry on.
But yesterday I received the news that I’ve cleared my exams and am now a Doctor! Things are definitely looking up. I know that if she were here, she would definitively be ecstatic!
On a lighter note, Koh Samui is definitely paradise! Emerald and turquoise water, pristine and glistening in all its glory! Complete castaway beach feelings as I take long walks on the beach, coconut trees everywhere.
The day starts with the most picturesque and glorious sunrises, lemon and amber mixing into shades of tangerine. It ends with shades of magenta and lilac , with the colours of coral and the blush of a rosebud.
We spent hours shopping and taking in the island.
We walked through a local food market and oh my! Stalls selling batter fried silkworms and grasshoppers.
Quail eggs with Thai sauces.
Fruit vendors selling dragon fruit, mangosteen, rambutan and longan! And tamarind!
We spent an evening in the wharf. A beautiful area with boutiques, restaurants and beach clubs! Love the vibe and the atmosphere!
Candle light dinners on the beach, bean bags in the sand and a good glass of wine in my hand! The evening can’t get much better than that!
We took a day and went by yacht to Angthong National Park. Towering limestone formations protruding out of the turquoise waters. Exactly like those postcard pictures.
We did some kayaking in the middle of the ocean, through the limestone caves. Hard work but extremely thrilling and just too beautiful! We even jumped off the top of the boat and into the ocean! Just for the thrill of it!
We then went on to snorkling. This was my first time and it was an experience unparalleled! What a magical world lies under the sea! Corals and lobsters, turtles and fishes! We saw two large schools of fish. One of the most calming and exhilarating experiences ever!
We finally climbed up to see the emerald lake. Literally emerald! Nestled in between towering rock formations of limestone and rainforest! Absolutely magical!
And now, as I sit by the sea with a drink in my hand and with the people I love, I can’t help but breathe freely and just enjoy this very moment. Great adventures lie ahead and I’m more than ready!