The Daily – 11/27

Word of the Day: Olympic
Notable / Highlight of the Day: I wanted to see a bit of the island but first needed to do some research, secure my birthday gift to myself (the scuba trip) and do some laundry.
I went upstairs to the cafe for breakfast and chatted with Sam while another traveler was sitting and being surly at the other side of the table. Sam was from outside of Manchester and used to deliver milk in Chadderton, the town my mum grew up in. We chatted for a bit and I shared the enormous fruit plate I had ordered for breakfast.
Once I finally got everything sorted I went out and finally found a place to rent motorbikes. And I was off! I drove to the southern edge of the island checking out a few beaches, towns and viewpoints.
I headed back and settled in on the roof for a bit sharing a few beers with a group of English and Australians for a few hours, but I was meeting up with Chris and his friend (who’s name is escaping me) so left the brits and aussies to their beers.
I should mention that if there were a perfect human specimen, Christian might be it. He’s tall, fit, speaks at least two languages, shy but interesting, oh, and a former olympian. Talk about feeling like you haven’t accomplished anything in life relative to someone else. He went to law school while training for the olympics. On top of that, his friend, also very accomplished, engineer/dj/social butterfly.

(Christian’s friend who was dressed up like the bar girls)
Anyhow, besides feeling a bit like an under-achiever, we had a ton of fun. We went to the arcade and Chris kicked our asses at air hockey. We sat at a beach-front bar and people-watched, and even ate some street food and ice cream :).
Patong has this odd way of making you lose sense of time. I realized it was three am and immediately realized I was exhausted and needed to go to sleep. We parted ways and said our goodbyes. They were off to Vietnam and Cambodia.
Current Location: Patong, Phuket
Cost of Tea: included
Dollars Spent Today: $3 on breakfast, $8 on lunch, $14 on hostel, $12 on motorbike rental, $15 on misc stuff
Mood Emoji: 🎽🏅

One thought on “The Daily – 11/27

  1. As ever Sarah, a really interesting read. However, it all pales beside meeting Sam (from Manchester who delivered milk in Chadderton). Nice co-incidence. 😀


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