Takin’ a break on Koh Phangan…


Believe it or not all of this travelin’ stuff can get pretty tiring and as such we decided to take a little break on a little island called Koh Phangan.

Koh Phangan is most famous for it’s monthly full moon parties, which we have heard involve plastic buckets full of red-bull, coca-cola and homemade whiskey. Sounds irresistible, right? Surprisingly we have been able to resist the siren call of what sounds like a “night of vomiting and the worst hangover of my life” in a bucket and have instead opted to spend our days swimming in the clear water, riding around the verdant island on our moped and getting some work done.

However if I ever have a change of heart about the party scene on Koh Phangan, there is a nasty plastic bucket drink booth with my name on it!

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Since being in Thailand we have seen almost every night at least one khom loi, or floating lantern, making it’s way across the sky like a giant phosphorescent jellyfish. Apparently it is a symbol of good luck and though they are used in many different holidays and festivals they are also just lit up and let off throughout the year as a symbol of problems and worries floating away. Admittedly while spending 2 weeks on the beach we didn’t have too many problems or worries to send off, but it was still a really fun experience. I was pretty worried that I hadn’t gotten to let off a rice paper orb yet and that worry certainly left me as I felt it’s oiled rice paper and bamboo frame straining at my fingertips as the candle filled the interior with it’s warm airborne-magic-making air.

I know it probably seems like our lives are a never-ending corona commercial, but it rarely ever is. The two weeks on Koh Phangan pretty much were though. Though I guess it would have been a “Chang” beer commercial instead of corona…

After a couple weeks in paradise we boarded a plane for Bangkok, ready to be thrown into the craziness of a big city once again. Or at least that’s what we told ourselves to talk each other off the island.


I think of California as officially "home" but can usually be found a lot closer to the equatorial belt. After finishing a Masters program in 2011 I found myself trying to decide between a couple of different high-powered career options. I decided I wasn't quite ready to "grow up" and went with an entirely different plan which involved selling off everything I owned with my partner Tom and buying a one-way ticket to Colombia. Our plan was to travel "Till The Money Ran Out" and then go home to start our grown-up lives. Instead, we started our own app development company on the road and have been criss-crossing the globe, traveling, working, eating spicy food and refusing to "grow up" ever since. You can find me on Twitter, , Facebook or send me a message using our About Us page.

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2 Responses

  1. Aunt Kaye, Uncle Tom says:

    Congratulations, you two!!! I wouldn’t have expected anything less since you have had this unbelieveable adventure-together. I think you should go ahead and have a ceremony on one of those breathtaking beaches!! I just have one concern. How will you ever come down to Earth after seeing all you have seen and done!!!!! Kaye

  2. Tom Jones says:

    Congradulations on getting engaged. I read each new post with great enthusiasm, being avid travellers ourselves. Thailand is among my favorite places ever. I think it is wonderful that you are taking this opportunity to see the world. I look forward as the adventure continues.

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