We switched gears a bit for the second leg of our trip and headed to Koh Yao Yai, an island off of Phuket. We spent a few days happily reading, swimming and soaking up the sun at the Santhiya beach resort. The views were simply spectacular—the pictures don’t quite do it justice. We found the food to be mediocre, but the surroundings sure made up for it. Aside from Dmitriy doing some Thai boxing, we really didn’t do much aside from lounging and compulsively applying sunscreen. It was a delightful, restful few days in paradise.