Otres Beach


During vacation from my vacation, I went to the beach everyday to read, journal, meditate, and soak up the healing energy of the sun. Compared to most places, it was pretty peaceful and only a few random little girls came up to me trying to sell stuff.  Of course it is fun to talk to them, but I always feel so sad for kids who are out selling stuff instead of going to school.  Other than that, it was super chill and just the way I like to spend my beach time!IMG_0962At first, I was thinking to just stay there for just a few days and then travel on to an island or two near there. Then I was going to go to Ko Chang and see a little more of Thailand.  Yet after being at Otres Beach for just a few days, it began to become apparent that this was not exactly going to be my plan.  Since my plans had already changed once arriving to Sihanoukville, which is how I ended up on Otres Beach in the first place, I was certainly not surprised that they continued to change.IMG_0987Fortunately for me, I ended up meeting some really awesome people who were mostly all working there for the season. Everyone that I met was pretty cool, but the coolest person that I met was this guy from England.   Interestingly, we quickly realized that we have an abundance of things in common as far as what we believe and how we live our lives.  In fact, he is one of those rare people that I meet that really just “gets it!” So it was wonderful to spend time with someone who could share some other perspectives and insights.IMG_0971 IMG_1017 IMG_1020 IMG_1023 IMG_1024 IMG_1025Basically, no matter how many times I attempted to leave in order to see more places near Otres, it just didn’t happen! The farthest I went was into town to use the ATM and to check out the market.  Even funnier is the fact that I ended up staying there for three weeks at this Limhour Guesthouse in Otres Beach where there is not really much but a dirt/sand road on the beach with some guesthouses, restaurants, and bars. During this time, many people messaged me asking what my next plan was, etc.  However, especially during long travels, there are times when there is nothing better than just finding a tranquil place and enjoying it, which is exactly what I did!IMG_1057


About Cristin's Adventures

I love adventures! Travel, culture, language, and random fun are what makes my world go round! After living in Phoenix, Arizona for nine years, I decided that I needed CHANGE! So I moved to Málaga, Spain for a teaching job that turned out to be a scam. After renting an apartment and looking for work there, I moved to Brussels to look for employment because I thought that since it is the language center of Europe, perhaps I would have better luck there. Although Brussels was pretty cool, and I certainly took advantage of its central location to take some trips to Wroclaw, Amsterdam, and Paris, I decided to take a bus from Brussels to Prague, and then made my way down to Rome. From there, I took a flight to Buenos Aires and spent a few months there teaching business English. Of course I had an absolute BLAST in that city, but due to the fact that it is NYC expensive and I made next to nothing, I decided to take a job in Istanbul. Unfortunately, this turned out to be a somewhat frightening disaster to say the least! Therefore, I decided to travel on to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panamá, and Colombia. After that I went to Canada to see some family, then flew to Berlin and traveled from there to Athens though the Balkans and some of Eastern Europe before moving to Paris. In the last year, I have also traveled to Southeast Asia, Egypt, the UK, Ireland, and now Lebanon!

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    • I am just finally getting around to these comments! AHHH! Crazy last few weeks! Those Cambodian markets were totally crazy! All kinds of random stuff. I love to look 🙂 But I am not sure what is in the bags? 😉 Hahaha. Mystery stuff. Lots of mystery food in Asia!

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