04.07.2013 - 04.07.2013
Outside of Krabi we truly feel we're on our own again. No longer can we visit the night market and say, "Remember when Marcus stepped in the running wastewater here?" We've left the echoes of our friends behind.
On the bus we met an Englishman on his way to Penang. He's lived in Thailand for the past 30 years, crossing the border every 3 months to renew his tourist visa. He and his wife rent a house in the hills near Trang for 3000 baht (~$100) a month. Tempting. Thailand is an easy country for a foreigner to live in. If you wanted to be the kind of person who didn't work for a living, you could do it here, you could be that lucky. Or, many of us are that lucky already--if we'd only just believe it.
I feel so pleased and comfortable in my skin right now. It has to do with being clean and cool, for once. Even this slight edge of hunger is pleasant, reminds me I'm alive. Tomorrow we go diving. Can't wait.