This little island-like, internet-lacking, climbing cove had me hooked for an additional week after returning from Malaysia.
The Dutchies and Aussie guy I hung out with were great, and there were a few other travellers from the USA and Canada that I really enjoyed being around as well.
Dutchie, The lovely Fon who owned the café, Aussie, Dutchie, and I.
Despite Tonsai having ridiculously expensive prices, we managed to make the stay cheap by scoring free accomodation. On the floor of our local pub-hangout. hehe… why not?
Tonsai has been very therapeutic.
Climbing up a 6a route – easy peasy thaiwaneasy.
I’ve done more climbing, finished 4 books, practiced some circus acts like tight-roping (which, in hippy lingo, is called slack lining), opened up a coconut that I picked myself, and I have been realising more and more how RIGHT my uni choice of sociology will be for me.
Oh and I also swung balls of fire around me(!!!!!!!!!):
Me practicing the hippy art of ‘poi’. Rotate your head to see the pic.
I have gotten really good at it – people even come up to me asking how to do it.
BUT OLIVIA YOU HAVEN’T WRITTEN IN A WEEK WHERE ARE YOU ARE YOU ALIVE?
I’m in Indonesia now. I arrived late last night and the excitement started straight away. Having booked the hostel beforehand, the staff had arranged for transport from the airport.
ON A MOTORBIKE!!!!
This was unbeknownst (????) to me. I found it crazy and cool. I had so many bags so I felt like one of those Asian families juggling 4 kids and their pet chicken (dinner). The traffic here is horrible, though. It’s like Bangkok but with broken pavement and more trucks. Thankfully, the driver is an Indian-Indonesian pro, so I never felt unsafe.
The motorbike guy also turned out to be a certified ‘mind-body-spirit’ health teacher, and I got to join in on a yoga and meditation lesson for free. So cool!
My Thai-language level has reached godly levels and (the friendly) thai locals were consistently surprised that I’d only been there for a month. It feels a bit tough having to learn a new language, to be honest…
Indo words so far:
- trimakasi – thank you
- apakabar – how are you?
- bensin – petrol
The plan for the next upcoming days is to go to mount bromo for some sweet landscape views, then head east to Bali for diving and sun-sloshing (I don’t think that’s a real word.. it seems fitting though so I’ll leave it in.)