I've mentioned the lovely people that we've met since being in Koh Chang. Many of them are people who have lived her for some time and either own businesses now or are enjoying the life here. These are people we now consider friends.
But there are many people who just travel through for a few days or a few weeks. The photo above shows two gorgeous girls from England who were here on vacation/holiday and have now returned to their home to work or continue in school.
A few days ago we met a young man and a young woman from China. They were in their later twenties. The young man, who spoke quite good English, told us that they were just here for few days. It was interesting to listen to their ideas about work and living. He said that, now in China, much focus is on being successful. Sound familiar to anyone? He said that he would like to enjoy his life and that he works for his vacations.
What I'm noticing is that young adults the world over are realizing that 'living' is not all about money. They want to enjoy their lives. Working for vacations sounds rather healthy to me.
Last night we went to a local club for a friend's birthday. At eight o'clock, two of our favorite baby elephants from the elephant camp, strolled in with their trainers onto the dance floor. They danced, twirled hoola hoops, stood on their back legs, did a massage on the birthday boy (!) and bowed at the end. Not something you see everyday.