The last few days in Asia were pure Island vacation. I met up with a childhood friend and we traveled to Ko Samet, Thailand, an island about 2.5 hours from Bangkok. It’s a quieter beach, unadulterated by the throngs of Western tourists that flock to Phuket and Ko Samui. We wandered the beaches until we found a bungalow with vacancies and spent the rest of the weekend reading on the shore and enjoying Thai massages. I can’t think of a better way to have ended a month in SE Asia.