Venturing outside of Bangkok, I took a long bus and boat ride to Had Yao beach, Koh Phangan (for 600 Baht). The full moon party is long over and the beaches are sparse with bodies during low season. The beach is gorgeous with soft, white sand and inviting warm water.
I begin my mornings enjoying Thai coffee, which I’ve come to enjoy, and fried curry with shrimp. Time in a hammock reading Lonely Planet has become a favorite pastime. I enjoy feeding local strays chicken and pork from my curry, from extra spoons at my table.
Going to take a ferry and bus back to Bangkok for 950 baht. I’m running short on money and my camera battery is dead, but I’m confident that my trip is not being hindered in any way.