Here's how the last 24 hours went-
We started the last yoga session of the training in a 'silent lotus practice' which is a flowery way (literally!) to say 'do yoga in a circle quietly'.
Then we had breakfast, and took a few group photos
We had our last lecture- a business and ethics class, and then we got our final exams back. I got a 97%!
We had lunch, and then our closing ceremony. The ceremony started out so nice and happy, and then got super emotional:
Here I am receiving my certification and some hugs from our teachers
But then we did this activity where we made two lines and sent one person down through the line with their eyes closed. If we felt so inclined, we whispered something to them- anything we wanted. Mostly words of encouragement, or thanking them for something they had done during the training for us. It was highhhhhly emotional and I don't think one person didn't cry.
After that, we said our goodbyes, and I had two hours to pack. No time to eat, so I just jumped in the taxi and took off for Chiang Mai airport. I caught an Air Asia flight to Phuket. (Side note about air asia: Nice seats, no leg room, no FOOD, but ran on time and got in early.) I arrived to my hotel in Phuket at 11:45pm. I hadn't eaten since 130pm so you can imagine how great I felt.
My joints were acting up, surprise, surprise, so I may or may not have had a crying meltdown when I walked into the room. Being overtired, hungry, emotional and in physical pain is a recipe for a meltdown, I've found.
But my hotel is GORGEOUS. I definitely chose the right one. I'm staying at Imperial Adamas, and it is immaculate, with giant rooms, a huge bathtub, california king bed that is actually comfortable (Thailand is known for its hard beds), and not one mosquito in sight/to be heard!
I slept for five hours and then got up to explore a bit. Here are pics from this morning:
Exploring at 7am
Oh just a sign showing me where to go in case of a Tsunami
Gooood morning, Phuket
There are a bunch of these little white crabs along the beach and you don't even realize they're crabs because they almost 'float' instead of walk. They're fast, too!
My new friend keeping me company until I'm reunited with Buckles...Just kidding, he wanted nothing to do with me. :(
My resort. Ahhh. A far cry from ants in my bed, toads in my shower, slugs on my walls, and mosquitos EVERYWHERE. Grateful for that experience, but I can't tell you how wonderful it feels to be RELAXED in a beautiful environment.
Have I told you about dragon fruit? It's a popular fruit here in Thailand. It tastes like nothing, but looks pretty, no?