Today I leave my new home and restart the journey! A difficult moment full of emotions!
After cycling from Austria to Thailand I ended up in Koh Kood in October 2012. Here I started my diving career as a total beginner. I learned everything about diving, became a Divemaster and worked in two different dive centres.
I learned to love this green island which is called a paradise by most of the Tourists I met. My colleges became so close friends that they feel like a family. Here on Koh Kood I seperated from my long term travelling partner Gerd because our plans developed into different directions.
My mother came to visit me for severals weeks as I did not see her since May 2012. Also my best friend Sophie was here for two times.
On Koh Kood I had a social network around me, work and a home. Living on an island is like in a small village. Everybody knows everbody and everything. Rumors everywhere and quite a few crazy things happened. But dominating for me was joy, friendship and the satisfaction of loving the work I do.
My life got a push into a new direction. Now I am not only a bicyle traveller any more. My new vision is to travel around the world by bicylce, stopping on places I like to work as a Divemaster. Exploring the world by bike and the under water world by scuba gear. For me that sounds like an amazing combination!
But still… It is so hard to leave! Yesterday I revisited all the places I had a connection to. Marina and I raced around the island to finally make fotos and bid farewell. In the evening I sit together with my colleges from BB-Divers on the beach before I started to a more that 2 hours night dive with my best friends. After midnight we had dinner together and ended up sleeping all 4 in one bed as nobody wanted to go to the bar any more as it was planned originally.
Now I sit infront of Lorenas house where I spent so many joyfull afternoons and evenings. Half a year went by so fast on Koh Kood…
But now feet are itching and my mind is keen on new challenges!
It is time to make a big change. With a great sadness I leave this home. But curiosity pushes me foreward and the world is waiting for me.
Take the bike and hit the road again!!!