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Month: March 2018

A Day in our Sandals at Koh Samui

A Day in our Sandals at Koh Samui

Old King Sol rises at 6:30 here at Koh Samui and by 7:30 on market day we are on our way-intent on beating the heat. Out the wooden gate that is the door to our villa and take a left. Our mile long stroll has new things to discover every single time we do it. This is probably true everywhere but our senses are heightened here.  New flowers have bloomed, a water buffalo is grazing by the sidewalk, 918F53AD-DCB7-422F-97BC-DD3AD2EEEF8Froosters are…

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Religion, Living Expenses and Being Americans

Religion, Living Expenses and Being Americans

RELIGION Yesterday, after two months of drinking beer we decided to purchase some hard liquor-vodka. We had already purchased tonic water and limes and were ready to kick back with a vodka tonic at 6 p.m. Walked up to the counter to pay only to find out that it was a religious holiday-No alcohol or cigarettes could be bought. So we thought we’d talk a bit about religion and cost of living in SE Asia. There are three predominate religions…

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Phuket to Koh Samui

Phuket to Koh Samui

Well, we all know that moving day is a pain in the neck and this was one of the worst. In a moment of insanity we had decided that the way we wanted to get from Phuket, an island off the west coast, to Koh Samui, an island off the east coast, was by bus then ferry so we could see more of the country and, no joke, save ourselves $40. We know you are all laughing at us and…

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