Aloha from Maui and happy Friday, friends!
This week has been rather hectic, but in a good way, I suppose. I’ve made my international journey from Bangkok to Maui with a quick stopover in Tokyo (one day I will actually visit Japan and not just its airports) and have arrived safely, if not a little jetlagged.
My final few days in Asia were spent in the lap of luxury at the Amari Watergate Bangkok, of which a full review post is coming soon! It was an incredible way to end my two months in Thailand; I mostly spent all my time working from my room, ogling my view from 34 stories above the city (see below) or exploring the hotel’s amenities (gym, salon, lounge–check, check, check!).
Once it was time to hit the road–or the air, rather–I began the long and exhausting journey to this little lump of land smack in the middle of the Pacific. It wasn’t without its hiccups (“No, I would NOT like rice porridge with clams for breakfast, thank you. Oh, you’re out of the other option? Ooooof course you are.”) but overall I can’t complain; at 20+ hours it WAS, in fact, the shortest itinerary I could possibly find–all the others would have flown me to the continental US and then halfway back again.
Anywho, the remainder of this week has seen me reunited with my family and generally feeling pretty good about being out of Asia, despite feeling a bit like a walking train wreck. So far I’ve only made it to the beach once, for about an hour, before anxiety over my workload overshadowed the fun I was having. I’m not too worried about getting ample beach time, though, with a full two and a half weeks left to go.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to practice aloha, or as I like to call it, get some work done so I don’t freak the &#$! out.