10 warning signs you’ve been too long in palm beach paradise!

If you like me come from a cold climate, you’ll always dream of white sandy beaches and swaying palm tress as you sip cocktails from a coconut. This is the bounty dream (I blame commercials).

But does it actually exist? Yes, it does! The island of Koh Chang in Thailand is a paradise. At least, that’s how I felt after 3 months of backpacking through Asia. But can a beach paradise also become tiresome? Can there be too much of a good thing?

YOU KNOW YOU ARE TIRED OF BEACH PARADISE
WHEN YOU...

DREAM OF THE BOAT BACK TO THE MAINLAND - EVEN THOUGH IT'S A 1 HOUR TRIP ON A BOAT WITH A LAWN MOVER FOR AN ENGINE

2

HAVE AN ACHING BACK FROM THE HARD FLOOR IN YOUR BASIC BAMBOO SIAM BEACH HUT & WISH FOR A ROOF IN THE BATHROOM

3

FIND THE LANDSCAPE MONOTONE & LOOKING TOO MUCH LIKE YESTERDAY...

4

ARE NAUSEATED BY DRINKING JUICES & COCKTAILS FROM COCONUTS

5

ARE TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS LIKE THIS ONE - AND IT'S THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY

6

ARE SICK OF EATING GRILLED FISH FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

7

THINK THE GULF OF THAILAND IS TOO WARM TO SWIM IN

8

SERIOUSLY CONSIDER MOVING INTO THE SHADE TO READ A BOOK

9

CAN'T TAKE ANY MORE SUNSET MASSAGES ON THE BEACH - NOT EVEN FOOT MASSAGES

10

ARE HAPPY TO SEE A THAI BUS!

AGREE?

Okay, 3. world problems…

You might want to explore something else than a palm beach after a while – but it takes a while. Even for a hardcore cultural traveller… But when you eventually get tired of doing nothing, try to explore Vietnam from the back of a war veteran’s motorcycle!

Can you have too much palm beach?

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