When The ThaiDizzle and I first got to Koh Samui, we were greeted at the airport by a little Thai girl named Aura.
She asked us where we were going, where we were from, yadda yadda.
I could smell SALES all over this little Asian.
Trust me, I come from a world of sales...it's in my DNA to know these things.
So I was a bit hesitant on what she was about to say.
She asked if we were married: No.
She asked us if we were over 30: He is.
She asked us if we made over $75,000/year: Definitely not.
We briefly told her our story.
Then she said that if we went to a 90 minute presentation, told them we were "life partners" as well as made at least $75,000/year, then they would give us free transportation to our hotel as well as a free day tour on Koh Samui, with no obligation to sign up.
So being as cheap as we are, we said, "Sure, why not!"
Free taxi ride to our hotel - Check!
On the day of our presentation, they sent a driver to pick us up at our place.
We arrived at this beautiful resort, greeted with cold glasses of apple juice. <--??
Then this other little Asian, named Kelly, came to talk with us.
As instructed, we told them we were "Life Partners" and that we were successful internet marketers that allowed us to travel the world and make $120,000/year.
Ha, we wish.
Anyway, Kelly turned out pretty cool and we ended up spending an hour just chit chatting about this and that, then she sent us on our way with the promised voucher for our day tour of the island.
Island Tour Day came and we were picked up from our place and taken to the dock at Fisherman's Village.
We then hopped on a boat and jetted out for an hour to another smaller island to snorkel with the fishies.
Let's just say I'm not the best snorkeler in the world and that an environment with hundreds of fish surrounding me isn't the most calming scenario I could imagine for myself.
Nonetheless, it was pretty fantastic to experience.
We hopped back on the boat and went to Ang Thong National Marine Park that consists of 42 different islands!
And that is where we kayaked.
Or should I say, The ThaiDizzle kayaked while I occasionally sluffed my stick through the water...
I know, I know, I'm the best teammate ever.
work on our passion for 2013!**
After kayaking, they took us to Sam Sao island to hike up these crazy steep stairs to overlook the amazing views of the island.
THEN, as if all of that wasn't enough, they took us back to the main island and we went to the elephants where we all got to ride one.
I had mixed feelings about this elephant "farm," so I made sure to be extra nice to ours while riding him and gave him a few pets on the back.
Then, they drove us back to our place!
Fun-filled day, all for a little 90-minute timeshare presentation where we got to pretend to be rich and full-time world travelers for life.
Not too shabby, if you ask me!
Have you ever been to one before?