Monthly Archives: May 2012

Licence to dive

I did it! On Tuesday I officially gained my PADI Open Water Diver certificate, which now means I can do open water diving whenever and wherever I want in the world – exciting stuff! Me underwater!! I’m holding onto the … Continue reading

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I’m still alive, hurrah!

To use Koh Phagnan diver terminology, I’m feeling ‘amped’ after a ‘sick’ day in the ocean. Today we took a boat ride out to Sail Rock, which, as the name suggests, is a big lump of rock rearing out of the … Continue reading

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In at the deep end

Today has been a memorable one, as I officially took my first breaths underwater – hurrah! It’s rather unnerving at first, as it defies all your previous knowledge and experience about what is possible. But once you realise it’s OK and as … Continue reading

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From beansprouts to beans on toast

Well, I said goodbye to the luxury of Samahita retreat this morning, after one final yoga session and feeding frenzy. I then, miraculously, just made it in one piece to the ferry pier on the northern coast of the island, having experienced … Continue reading

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Walking with monks

Well, it hasn’t taken me long to adjust to the slow, relaxing pace of life here. It’s amazing how the days pass so quickly and happily even though I’m not doing much at all (well, apart from five hours of yoga/meditation a … Continue reading

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Ommmmmmmmmmmm

I take it all back. Day three complete and I am feeling GOOD! The daily exertions of early morning yoga are paying dividends and my body is feeling supple and fluid, assisted by the tropical warmth and the massages in … Continue reading

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There’s a buddha in my bed

This blog post is brought to you from the very swanky Samahita retreat, on the quiet south coast of Koh Samui, a beautiful tropical island east of mainland Thailand. Again, I don’t feel posh enough to be here, but I’m … Continue reading

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