Secret Beach, Koh Phangan, Thailand
The Story of "Real Life Postcard"
We stumbled onto this secret beach while exploring the island of Koh Phangan, which we had hoped to call home for a while. Of all the beautiful and unspoilt beaches that Thailand has to offer, I daresay we discovered the prettiest one. The best part is that we had it entirely to ourselves!
After spending hours collecting those postcard-perfect beach memories, we finally packed everything up and hopped back on the bikes to return to our temporary home. Unfortunately, this is when everything went south. On an incredibly steep hill that lead out of the area we had parked, we learned our bike was underpowered for this part of the island and came to a dead stop trying to climb back up. As the bike started to roll backwards, the only option was to tip it. The result was a broken lens, a scratched up bike, and a hysterical girlfriend who refused to get on the back of a scooter for the rest of our time in Thailand.
Being that scooters are the only way to get around Koh Phangan, this also meant that we would not be calling this paradise home.
At least we captured those moments of sunshiny bliss before it all went wrong!