So as promised almost a month ago, here is another Thai trip down memory lane, May 2008.
After spending a few days in Bangkok, I was keen to go further afield. I’d thought of going to an island somewhere and had mulled about a few places. Then in the ticket booth downstairs from my hotel I saw tickets to an island called Koh Phangan in the south of the country. A friend had told me about this island (famous now for its Full Moon Party) and about a little bay that was one of her favourite places in the world and that she insisted I had to visit and would change my life.
And it did.
It is the most healing special place I think I’ve ever been to and the spot I flee to when life has dealt some blows.
Fast forward 4 and a half years later and here I am poised to go and live there with my boyfriend for a few months.
I quit my job and am going in just a few days! Took the plunge!
It means more time to concentrate on my PhD, reconnect with my photography and be with my partner.
It feels reckless and crazy … but awesome.
And here’s some photos from the trip that started the love affair.