Happiness only real when shared—Christopher McCandless
After all the dancing, we then went to the beach, Carol and her friend relaxed while I played some soccer with some guys on the wet sand, in a circle, we played with the ball not letting it hit the ground, the circle was made of a brazilian, an argentinian, an israeli, and a Moroccan, later, I joined another circle, this time, it was frisbee inside the water, I sucked, I think they stopped playing just because I ruined their game.
I Stayed at the beach until 2 am partying and watching fire shows, all my friends have long gone home by then, Now the worst part of the day was on my way back to my hostel. Mistake number one: I shouldn’t have dranked when I’d have to ride in the dark for a good twenty minutes. Mistake number two: While riding the bike, I was checking google map with my left hand, so I could only pull the front brake handle, and when there was a speed bump ahead of me, I instincively braked, in a blink of an eye I was on the ground, I couldn’t believe what had just happened, I felt utterly stupid, I was fine but I scrached my bike, I thought about the staggering amount of money Laura and Emily were telling me about that morning. I couldn’t sleep that night until I convinced myself to forget it and see if my travel inssurance would cover the expenses.
Tuesday, no mood for breakfast, I called my insurance first thing in the morning, explaing my situation. “we don’t cover bike accidents” they replied. Just like that, I was screwed, the only time I needed insurance, during this trip and that was their answer, “this is the last time I’m buying travel insurance, 800$ down the drain” I thought. I was pissed. I asked the staff about a solution but they were helpless, they pointed out that if I had rented the bike from their guy, only then they could negociate. At least he was empathic with me, he added that in some cases people had paid over 30000 baht to the bike shop before they got their passport back. At this point, It was a waiting game, I decided to eventually give the bike during nightime hoping the guy won’t see it. That night was the full moon night and since I didn’t wanna drink much I couldn’t get over how stupid I was to front break and end up paying what could at least cover two weeks in that island.
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“Let me tell you what I think messes up the mind the most: doing less than you can. It causes all kinds of psychic damage. Being less than you can be–trying less than you can try–somehow damages your mind, your self-image, life is worthwhile when you try, when the final book on you is written let it see your wins and your loses but don’t let it show you didnt play how would you explain that” – Jim Rohn