Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Thailand trip recap

After high school I went straight to work full time and except for a couple months of stretches, I have always worked full time or a school/work split or a school/stay at home with kids split. So when I had the chance to take my first ever "real" vacation in almost 15 years, I jumped at the chance. I spent 10 days in Thailand (and about 2 and a half on planes to and from) and it was awesome. We flew into Koh Samui and took a ferry over to Koh Phangan for three days where I witnessed the unholy abomination of excess known as the Full Moon Party. It's a world famous party among travelers all over the globe and I'm glad I got the chance to take it in, even it wasn't my cup of tea. I think I am too old for all of that now. I felt very much out of place.

After Koh Phangan we took a ferry over to Koh Tao where my girlfriend and her brother went scuba diving and I went into full relax mode. The two and half days on Tao were my favorite part of the trip and where I had a few moments of absolute peace and relaxation, something I can't ever remember having since I have been an adult. After Koh Tao we spent a night at Chaweng Beach on Koh Samui before flying back up to Bangkok for 3 days. In Bangkok we visited Khaosan Road and the Grand Palace. So I got a bit of everything there. All in all it was a great trip, I didn't do enough sketching while there but I'm putting a couple of them up on the Sketchjam over the next couple days. For next year I'm planning on a camping tip through Ireland, so if any Irish comic peeps out there want to let me couch surf, hit me up!

Me @ Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand.

Koh Tao, Thailand.

The Grand Palace complex, Bangkok, Thailand.

Koh Tao, Thailand.


Brian Meredith said...

Sounds like a fun trip, Ryan. Glad to have you back!

rory said...

The trip sounds awesome, glad you had a good time...