Thanks for accepting my friendship :) I'm in the south east at the moment. Where abouts are you right now? We definitely need to get more uk meet ups going - specially now it's summer (though you wouldn't think so today!) :) Have a really lovely day, Esperanza xxx
Hi Jenee! So glad you liked the book! Thanks so much for the positive feedback! I've been living in Dubai for 3.5 years now, the year round sunshine is pretty awesome. How's things in Thailand - I must say that is the dream to live in the tropics!
Hey Jenee, ah man sorry I didn't recognize you and say hey at Khun Churn! Haha whenever I'm there I'm typically pretty busy shoveling as much fruits and veg in my mouth as possible and then waiting for the disgusted look from the lady at the cash register. :D
I'm actually in Chanthaburi right now and will be here until the end of May or so, after the Durian Festival. I went to Trang, Thailand (beautiful place) further down south for about 10 days a couple weeks ago. The smoke from the rice burning in CM was just so bad I was getting sick, I had to leave. But other than that, CM gets a 9/10 from me and other than the burning season, one of the best places in Thailand overall I've been to!
I think that's excellent seeing people live like this: working back home for part of the year to then save up the cash to live in Thailand for part of the year. Beautiful!
I'll be back in the U.S. by the middle/end of June or so, and I will also be at the Woodstock Fruit Festival too! Hopefully I'll see you there! :D
I am in Chiang Mai- I am doing a massage therpist course so will be here til mid october- then my visa is out - so I'm over to Vietnam to mui ne- so we can catch up over there is you fancy a break from thiland....
If not enough fruit on Ko Tao try Ko Pangan ..... Ko Samui almost ruined by richer tourists ..... Ko Pangan has quite a good daily market and fruit shop in the main port town of Thongsala ++ fruit stalls around the place ..... stay over near SriThanu near the freshwater lake .... try Laem Son II
Hi Jenee, You cannot really go wrong with fasting. It really depends on what you would like to accomplish with your fast. A true fast means youtake in only water or nothing at all (that is known as a dry fast and should never be done without having done some water fasts previously). If you consume anything at all in addition to water, then you are not really fasting. However, I still pthink there is much benefit in doing juice "feasts" and colon cleansing programs. I have done them all over the past 25 years and have found them all to be beneficial in their own way. If you have never fasted before, I think it is alway s good to start small and see how you feel. If you opt for a complete water fast, it is important to get regularly bloodwork if you plan to go for longer than 10 days. There is a small percentage of people who are genetically incapable of storing much potassium and can become depleted as the fast progresses--this can cause heart arrythmia and is potentially very dangerous. It is quite rare, but you never know if you are one of them and it is much better to be safe than sorry in my opinion. If you are in a tropical region and have access to coconut water from young coconuts, that is one of the best cleanses you can do. In his book, Coconut Water (www.piccadillybooks.com) Dr. Bruce Fife discusses doing a coconut water "fast" in which you drink only the water from young coconuts for several days to several weeks at a time. This is a very safe type of cleanse because the coconut water contains an abundance of electrolytes (potassium/sodium) so you do not need to worry about becoming deficient in anything. He recommends up to 8 coconut waters per day (fresh out of the coconut). His book is fascinating and packed with information on the tremendous health benenfits of this amazing beverage. I hope this info helps you some. Please feel free to ask me any questions.
Thanks, great to hear some live experience. As I understand it, they will be enforcing the 90/180 rule much more strictly now, meaning you can only spend 90 days per a 180 day period with a non-immigration visa (60 + 30 days), after that you'll have to stay outside until the 180 period is over. Although it seems you are still able to apply for other visas in the meantime, as long as you do it outside Thailand, meaning you might be able to just get over to Malaysia and apply for another 60+30 day visa straight away. Not sure. Seems rather complicated compared with the way it used to be.
How much do you spend on fruit weekly/monthly roughly? Are you 100 % LFRV? Just trying to gauge fruit costs on Koh Samui/Phangan (should be similar) compared with some other parts of Thailand.
Thanks Jenee. Not sure yet, Oct-Nov, still researching. How do you do with visas? I was just reading up on them and it seems trickier than it used to be - somehow I had the impression you can stay 90 days, get over the border and come back same day and keep ddoing so indefinitely - doesn't seem to work that way anymore?
Sweet- really look forward to saying hello! I get in August 22nd- Bkk for a few days then - honestly not sure- am thinking currently maybe to head over to the North. I don't really do plans- more spontinaity in no plans- if you know what I mean....
Hey Jenee how is Thailand? I am loving Malaysian Borneo so far. Not sure when I will be back in Thailand yet. I did my meditation retreat with The Middle Way/Dhammakaya. I wouldnt really recommend it, but fruit was abundant. Do you know the fruity situation at yours?