Jan 13 2018
Welcoming 2018 from Under the Andaman Sea
Happy New Year!!! I’ve never been big on celebrating the turn of a calendar – but New Year’s is, in fact, a holiday, and that means it is an excuse to do something maybe fun and different. I generally skip New Year’s Eve celebrations… and did so again this year. But what I did a couple of days later is how I’d like to mark the new year every year from now on, if I can swing it. I went diving. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the start of January than by swimming with the fishes.
I went to Khao Lak, here in Thailand, for a couple of days, diving the Similan Islands with a friend from India (the one who got me started diving a couple of years ago), and then we moved down to Phuket for a third day underwater. It was divine. I’m never happier than that moment I empty my BCD of air and start to sink to the depths of the sea. Of all the adventures I’ve had over the last two years, learning to dive tops the list, because it introduced me to a whole other world that I’ve fallen completely in love with, and it’s an activity that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Here’s to everything remarkable in 2018!