I'm staying at a place called the Dearly Hostel here in Koh Tao. You might ask, "Why a hostel? Can't you afford a nicer place?" I guess that depends on your definition of "nicer".
This place is super clean. Has a beautiful pool, free breakfast, AC, free roof-top yoga every morning, and free taxi to different beaches every day. They have a variety of room options available..I chose the 6-bed, female dorm room. I have one roommate, Grainne from Dublin...and we have become good friends in the 3 days since I"ve been here. She's traveling around southeast asia, and she's super cool.
So, maybe I could have stayed in a "nicer" place, with my own room, but then I would have not met Grainne and a number of other people who are staying here...nor would I have experienced the 3 beaches we went yesterday on the Beach Crawl!
But, today, I rested. The scrapes from my scooter mishap have gotten infected, so I went to the local clinic and got them cleaned and am taking antibiotics so it doesn't get worse.
Maybe tomorrow I'll have the energy to venture out again, but for now, I'm hunkered down...reading and napping, and I just finished giving a hypnotherapy session to my roommate!
Here's some photos from the beach crawl yesterday.