|"Buddha World" on the Island of Koh Samui in Thailand, Photo Diana Rowe|
My visit to Thailand earlier this year included a stop on the island of Koh Samui. I actually was with a small group (2 other writers), but when they took off to do a several mile hike in the 100 plus degree heat, I passed. Instead I headed out on my own to the beach, rolled my towel out and proceeded to catch some island rays. While reclining, a group of young women (I believe from China) took an interest in me, probably because I was an American. They asked to take my picture, and each took turns posing with me for a picture. I then turned my camera on them. They didn't speak English; I didn't speak Chinese, but it was a fun moment with sign language and laughter. If I had been with a group or my family, I may have missed this opportunity.
|Three women I met when sunning on the beach on an island near Koh Samui. Photo: Diana Rowe|
Read more about Solo travel is increasingly popular among women
What's your favorite memory of solo travel? Comment below -- and comments are always welcome!