In 2017 we promised to HIKE MORE
, spend more time outdoors, get to know the island and make a lot of local friends here on Koh Samui
, our new home and second base for My Mantra Active
The girls at Starbucks are always so pleasant and kind to myself and Adam, so it wasn't long before Hem one of the girls, invited me for a Hike to Overlap Stone. Of course I jumped at the opportunity of hiking with a local and immersing myself in my new life on this beautiful island.
Me & Hem jumped on the bike at 7:30 am this morning and headed up to this wonderful rock and view of the island so called Overlap Stone. On the way up we were met by a local dog guide, and he ensured we got there and back safely. Sadly we had no food for him to thank him for his kindness. Perhaps next time we will make sure we have some sausages for him.
If you're reading this blog, and are thinking to go there, please make sure to take some food for the dog and thank him for guiding you to the top and back. If you're not sure where you're going, don't worry, he'll show you the way. I AM NOT ACTUALLY KIDDING. The dog was running in front of us, and stopping to wait when we were taking too long to take photos. Once at the top, again we were taking ages to take photos, at which point our guiding friend started to get impatient and whimpering. That was a sign that he wanted to take us back down so he can finish the job he started :))
Once at the top, we passed through someone's front house, which is ok. All they ask is for a small donation of 20 baht. Don't worry, you're not trespassing and they're very happy you're there ;)
There are so many hiking trails here on Koh Samui and I'm excited to slowly start exploring more and more of them throughout the year. If any of you come to Koh Samui, consider me as your guide ;) Get in touch and I'd be more than happy to recommend you a few nice hikes, places to eat in & waterfalls to bathe in.
The trip ended with me realising that Hem's front tire was totally spilt and flat. So off she went to fix it while I got lost in the jungle taking photos of buffalos and making loads of dog friends along the way. I love getting lost and exploring trails off the bike. When you're moving fast you always miss all the beauty our nature has to offer.
Travel more, get lost, stay safe & worry less :)
SALE - Watermelon Juice leggings available in 2 lengths here
Ended the trip with a little treat at a local French Bakery...
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