Koh Samui, Thailand.
Meeting old friends and dancing with ladyboys in Koh Samui, Thailand.
When people ask me why I love to travel one of my first answers is always the people. I love to travel for the people I meet. In these last few years some of the most amazing people I’ve met I’ve met while traveling. Whether it was Sadie and Jamie and Carrie who I met at an eating contest. Whether it was Will or Jason who I met in Europe. Whether it was my Vietnam crew who morphed into my Laos crew. Whether it was Jaime and Ali and Andrew and Corey who turned from online friends to real life friends.
And it’s always great to be able to see them again.
So when Megan, a girl I met at an Amsterdam bar crawl four years ago, mentioned that she was also in Thailand, I left Bangkok to meet up with her in Koh Samui.
We managed to meet for dinner and then went out to for a ladyboy drag show the next night (where I was totally brought up on stage by ladyboy Shakira to dance: highlight of my life).
And while we didn’t get to spend a lot of time together before she had to leave it was great to catch up.
The rest of my time in Koh Samui, I spent doing a whole lot of nothing: swimming, getting a massage, watching movies in my room, reading a book in the sand. Relaxing. Catching up.