May 9, 2010

Wat Suan Mohhk Monastery

moving from Langkawi to Surat Thani for the monastery is an all day journey across  Thailand.  i add more stamps to my passport but don't add a new country because i have been to Thailand before.  although the long days of buses and ferries are my least favorite, i have a chance to sit and talk with people along the way.  on the ferry in the morning i meet a Canadian named Kristen who was one of 10 people dropped off on an undeveloped island in Thailand for a month with only what they could put into a 5 liter [1.1 gallon] dry sack.

next i meet Nicole whose destination of the day is also Surat Thani.  she's Swiss and has been in India for 5 months.  we navigate the bus system together and stay at the same hotel for the night.  tomorrow i go to Wat Suan Mohkk Monastery for a 10 day silent meditation retreat.

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