Jungle Stay

The geckos in my room poop everywhere…the novelty is wearing off…

View from my Balcony, Koh Samui, Thailand

View from my Balcony, Koh Samui, Thailand

After 20 hours travelling I arrived at the health resort at Koh Samui and one of my first questions was “is there a Boots?”…I am missing some of the comforts from home already. I confess that the first few days I was unhappy. The resort was shabby and in need of some revamping, one of my bed sheets had holes big enough to put your entire hand through, but mostly because the staff didn’t really seem to care. It is frustrating when you can’t communicate and anything you ask always gets the same answer “What is your name?” “Yes”. We all have an idea of how we want things done or to work and we aim to keep those standards. Perhaps though, that was part of the challenge. Accept that things don’t have to be perfect. And only a few days later I feel blessed to be here. How about that.

The resort is set in the jungle and it is very peaceful. All bungalows are on stilts and mine being in the highest part of the hill means that the palm tree tops are at eye level. I can get glimpses of the beach amongst the trees. And how amazing it is to see the birds toing and froing not to mention the beautifully coloured butterflies. I sit on my balcony and watch life happen. The other day I watched a bird courtship. Like I said, blessed.

Most people here are on a fast. I haven’t dared yet but I am thinking about it, in the meantime I am eating very healthily. This part of the trip is about detoxing, adopting healthy eating habits and sticking with them. I am here for a month in the hope that by end I will achieve that. The food here is delicious. Anything from the fresh fruit juices to a simple miso soup. Wonderfully tasty.

Delicious Food, Koh Samui, Thailand

Delicious Food, Koh Samui, Thailand

I have a family of sweet geckos in my room and other than the fact they poop everywhere I am delighted to have them with me in the hope they eat the bugs. One day one of the geckos was making an awful racket on the ceiling and I looked up to see what was happening and I saw something drop. I thought “great, no shame, pooping with me right here”. On closer inspection its cargo turned out to be a mosquito on the throes of death. I duly stepped on it. Now THAT is what I call team work! I found a tiny one in my bathroom, it is so sweet. Smaller than a matchstick.

There are times when yes, I regret the lack of company. Early one morning one of the other hotel guests came for a visit to my bungalow while I was sitting on the balcony by the entrance. As we were chatting I see her open the screen door into my room, wondering, hello, where is she going, two seconds later, a massive spider is making her way down the step. I realised then I had not spent the night alone…be careful what you wish for…

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