the next part of our trip took us to an island called koh yao noi for 6 days.
it was small, peaceful, and beautiful.
it didn't feel touristy at all, which we absolutely loved.
we stayed in a private villa that was way too big for the two of us, and we shared a pool with only two other people. we spent our days relaxing, riding bikes, exploring the island on a scooter, kayaking, eating good food - finally some curry!, watching movies with hilarious english-translated subtitles, joe killed the biggest spider i've ever seen in real life, watching crazy lightning storms at night, doing yoga on the beach, collecting sea shells, swimming in the ocean during high tide, then exploring the tide pools during low tide, searching the island for some coca cola light because i didn't want to pay $3 for a can at the hotel (success!), swinging on the rope swings and hammocks, trying to catch crabs, and watching my legs become a connect-the-dots of mosquito bites. we took the risk of traveling during rainy season and it only rained once, at night, the whole time on the island. talk about luck.
if you're thinking about going to thailand, or even if you're not, you should go here.