Meeting people is one of the richest parts of traveling. Above is (left to right) Richard, from England who owns Morgans Bar and Restaurant; Noi, from Thailand; and Martin, an English man who lives in Spain. We have so enjoyed their company. But we've got new friends from Holland, Austria, Germany, France and America. Tammy and her husband, Lep, from Nashville are two of them. Tammy has a golden voice and often sings at our Saturday night get together at a great restaurant owned by an Austraian named Roland.
Truly our new friends in Koh Chang have made our experience here unforgettable.
That is not to say that we haven't met lovely Thai people. I adore the lady who does my Thai massages. She studied at Wat Pho, the birth of Thai massage, and she is amazing. Or Kap (unsure of spelling as I hear things phonetically here!) who runs Mochaccino where I have coffee every morning.
In Bali, the people were everything. And, in fact, we got to know very few non-Bali people there. But here in Koh Chang, a more social life exists. What would you expect from an island!
It has rained here for several days. I don't mind it at all. I sit at my kitchen table and watch the elephants across the little street and feel so fortunate to be able to have these experiences. Life has so much to offer, but you have to be willing to go for it. I think that is what I am doing at this stage of my life. I'm going for it.