When I backpacked through SE Asia in 2008, I didn’t always take the cheapest route. I guess you could have called me a “flashpacker” as it was common for me to pay a few extra bucks for added comforts like and air conditioned room.
But times have changed and these days I am always looking to save a buck whenever possible because the more bucks = the longer I can travel.
When I decided to take myself to Koh Samui to attend a 7 day meditation retreat I had the option of flying direct from Bangkok on a one hour flight for $150 or take a bus and a ferry for $20. I decided to take the cheaper option and 20 hours later (4 buses, 2 trucks, and a ferry) I did wonder if the savings had been worth the long and exhausting journey.
I have yet to decide how I will get off this island or where I will go next.
Today I begin a seven day meditation retreat in which I will remain completely silent during this time of devotion to myself.
WHAT? You don’t think I can last seven days without speaking?!
I expect this to be a very challenging but rewarding experience and I am very curious what I might discover as I explore the “inner side” of myself.
What do I really want in life?
Will let you all know when I emerge as a more enlightened Kelly : )
CLICK HERE to see photos I took the day I explored the island on a motorbike.