Koh Samui: Sunday

Hello Friends,

After our cooking class on Saturday, we went back to the hotel to snag our bags. We took a taxi from the hotel to the airport. Due to the storm and the traffic we wanted to get there a little early to make sure we didn’t miss out flight. As luck would have it, traffic was easy and we got there a little too early. We decided to walk around the airport, and after that took some silly photos.

Our flight landed in Koh Samui and we took a taxi to our hotel The Kala. We were pretty tired at this point, as it was just after 11 our time. Annie and I had the lower floor of the villa, right by the pool. Her parents had the larger of the two rooms, taking all of the top floor.

We crashed and woke up pretty early the next morning to check out our gorgeous view. We had a tasty breakfast at the hotel, and then were off to our private tour with Nong and our driver. We started with a tour of a coconut farm, where the coconuts are harvested by trained monkeys. Annie and her mom were brave enough to allow the monkey to sit on their shoulder, but I was a little shy after the monkey made a pass for Nancy’s sunglasses.

From there we drove up the hillside to a gorgeous secret hidden garden. Built by an artist for himself and his wife, they enjoyed it until their death around forty years ago.

People soon knew of this hidden gem and would sneak onto his property to look at the waterfalls, and pay their respects to the statues. Eventually it was opened to the public and there’s a little shop at the road entrance. It started pouring at this point, so it was a little harder to explore with slippery steps. Even still it’s a stop you must make if you go to Koh Samui.

From there we drove on to a temple surrounding by water. It was serene and gorgeous. Apparently they had to create the road out to the temple out of sand and put pavement on it to little town on a former island, which still stands today as a big tourist attraction.

We stopped by this amazing pottery place where I picked up a few gifts and Annie’s mom got two gorgeous vases. It also rained a bit more.

 

From there we relaxed at our hotel for a bit, before heading into town for the local food festival (which is every Sunday) where we gorged ourselves on everything delicious.

All in all, a great first day on the island!

Love,

-S

Montreal Part 4- Fromagerie, Brioche French Toast, and the Biodome

Hello Friends, This post is long, but covers the last two days of our trip. đŸ™‚ On Tuesday of our MontrĂ©al trip, we started our day with breakfast at Mamie Clafoutis again. We had tried two other bakeries as this … Continue reading

On My Radar

Hey guys,

Here are a few things that have caught my eye lately. Enjoy!

10 Delicious Green Smoothies

So, now that I’m back into the full swing of school and fall, it’s been a little crazy around here trying to keep on top of grading, lessonplans, sleeping, and ya know, feeding myself. I’ve been eying this list of smoothies as potential breakfasts (or really anytime) for a girl on the go! Any sound good to you? I’ve heard so many people talk about green drinks that it might be time for me to finally try one.

Behind the Scenes with Bob Ross

My AP art students last year were obsessed with Bob Ross. It only took one video from me, and then they would just make a playlist of him and watch during class while they were working on a project. His hair, his soothing voice, his ability to make “happy little trees”, he was a big hit. This article goes in depth on what working with him was like, and it sounds kinda amazing.

Teddy Bear the Porcupine

Uh… not much to say on this one, cute porcupine meets and eats a pumpkin for the first time. I want one now.

The College Prepster Vlogs

I’ve followed this blogger for a while now, and she has just recently started creating weekly videos of her life in with her hilarious boyfriend and two fluffy pups named Hamilton and Theodore. (#socute) I might have watched like an hour straight of her videos last night.

Anyway, it feels like September is going by so fast! I typically love fall, crisp cool mornings, bright sunny days, hot drinks, and of course PSL’s!

Mara Wilson

I remember I idolized Mathilda as a kid, I loved the whole storyline. I must have watched that movie so many times. This article discusses what she is up to these days, how its been like growing up from being a child actor, and a cute documentary she made during Mathilda. Did you like that movie as well?

Hows your September been? Anything good going on?

Love,

-S