It doesn't matter how hard my mind is trying to convince myself that I have to go west to complete an around the world journey. My inner compass is stubbornly pointing at east. Is it destiny, karma or stupidity. I really don't care. This time I am on vacation. First time in my life I just want to rest and enjoy the sun, the sea, good food and the company of sweet friendly people of Asia. Krabi, a little lovely town in the south of Thailand was my favorite place for chilling out on my last backpacking trip around Asia. I am staying at nice guesthouse for 15 dollars per night with A/C, hot water. Internetcafe right outside for 1 dollar/hour and massageplace next to it for 7-8 dollars/hour. I am writing in english this time for some of my english speaking friends couldn't follow me on my last journey.
Yersterday I went to the Railey beach, old backpackers paradise and was shocked by total commercial destruction of this earlier so peacefull place. Hotells, shops, touristboats transporting thousands every day and blocking more than half of the beach. How sad. I stayed for a couple of hours and went back to Krabi, where distance to the beaches saved the town from the worst tourist invasion and where thai culture is still intact.The dark swedish winter took its toll and my tired body recuperate very slow. The first three days I could barely walk. Now the energy is slowly returning and the black rings under my eyes are dissolving. It was nice to get suntan and the feeling that life is good again.
My love and a lot of sunshine to all of you, my dear friends