Arriving in Chumpon in the rain after midnight, I booked a ticket to Koh Tao at the Farang Bar & Guesthouse. This included explicit instructions that a taxi would pick me up to go to the dock at 6am for the 7am boat.

My first taxi didn’t come.

Come 6:30, i fogured I should starts being enterprising myself and flag another down. My second motorbike taxi didn’t know where he was going, and went to 3 different docks asking directions. So I missed my 7am boat.

Instead I am taking the 1pm fast boat at an entirely different pier. And I have to lay in a beach chair and stare at this scenery for 4 hours.

Life is harsh.




Nothing that notable to say yet. I’m a native Michigander with a passion for human culture and new places, and more than that, new experiences. I have degrees in writing and anthropology and have no idea what I want to do with them. For now, I’m content with an unbound lifestyle; going where I want and doing what I can, and hopefully gaining some interesting stories along the way.

What are your thoughts?


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