I guess we wouldn’t have done Bangkok justice unless we left with an insane hangover… right?! The airport was a huge struggle for the two of us, but nothing a little sushi, McDonalds fries, a doughhnut, and LOTS of water couldn’t help with! We flew Bangkok air to Koh Samui. Probably the most efficient airline ever. They managed to do a full drink and meal service on the 45 minute flight! That was a first for me, on such a short trip (apparently this is a thing every airline does here!)
Margaret arranged for us to go too a 6 night yoga retreat at Vikasa Resort. After arriving at the most beautiful little outdoor airport I’ve ever been too, we made our way to Vikasa via mini bus. A picture is worth a thousand words, so take a look at how pretty this place was! I felt pretty spoiled the entire time, minus the unwanted critters in our room. For some reason when they built the bungalows they decided not to seal off the doors and windows, there were huge gaps. Genius. So little geckos would make guest appearances (not my favorite thing in the world). We came up with an ingenious solution… stuff tissue paper into the gaps… didn’t work out the best. Would still wake up at 6am to the sounds of a lurking gecko.
Vikasa offered 4 to 5 different typs of yoga classes each day for us to choose from along with a healthy buffet style breakfast and dinner which were included in the overall price. The restaurant is aimed at being very clean and healthy. I decided to not eat meat (except fish) while being in Thailand, so Vikasa was perfect! I couldn’t get enough of the Raw Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese made with zucchini and seaweed nooodles (pictured below) and the vegan cheesecake, both were too die for!
Prior to this retreat the only yoga I had done was a class in college, which I wasn’t the biggest fan of. Post retreat, it’s something I would love too make a part of my normal routine. I love the way I feel after a great class; energized and clear headed. Acro yoga was offered 1 time over our stay and it ended up being one of the highlights of the week! Its interesting to integrate yoga (a solo practice) with a partner!
By the 6th night we were getting pretty restless. A new exciting city was just what we needed .