Your typical Koh Tao beach front restaurant
Life is difficult for these backpackers
One of my favorite beach bars in Koh Tao. Note the beer pong table.
The diving place
At night I went to the usual after diving watering holes. The beach bars on Koh Tao are way more laid back. They are filled with hamocks, bean bags, pillows, right on the beach. And people just lounge and have a few drinks sharing stories from their dives. This one bar I went to had a giant four foot tall oversized Jenga game with 2X4s as Jenga blocks. Of course being a Sotelo I can never pass up a good game of Jenga so I joined in with a group of travelers from Peru and a spit fire American Dina from the NYC. Dina founded a successful internet startup company and left it to travel. We bond over our experiences in the IT industry and our guilt for choosing nicer accomodations then our fellow backpackers every once and awhile. Thank God Dina was playing Jenga with us because she definitely kept causing the blocks to fall and buying everyone more drinks as was the penalty for losing. We also met these 2 super drunk Japanese students who were infatuated with Dina and kept saying "So pretty, So pretty". "Your girlfriend, Your girlfriend?" No bro she is available. "Oh so handsome, so handsome!" Hey man do you like Dina or me? Make up your mind. These guys were draped all over us and definitely provided entertainment.
Fire shows at the Beach bar in Koh Tao
Traditional Thai Longboats at sunset
Taking it all in!
Dina performing Yoga maneuvers at sunset
View of Koh Tao from the lookout spot
Nang Yuan Island in the distance from restaurant bar
Pic from boulder lookout with Nang Yuan in background
One more shot
Sunset before our night dive
Getting ready to board our diving boat
A moment of Nirvana
Secluded beach area on my scooter tour of Koh Tao
Stopping in Chalok Habour for an afternoon siesta!
Everyone should try sunbathing with their socks on. I know this picture looks ridiculous!