Katja and Arne's travel stories

30.01.15 Weight training and Vegetarian food

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This morning started with a upper body workout. Lifting weights is a great form of training, and we love spending time in the gym. Funny that people behave the same in a gym in Asia as in Norway.
– The typical stereotype gym person is obviously universal. The one that never finishes with bench press, but sits on the bench forever. And ever. While talking in the phone.
– And the biceps focused nutcase who throws his/her body backwards so the weights get a flying start.
– The moaner who makes everyone on the gym aware that “I lift heavy weights!”
I know I have my flaws, but it’s not one of them. Luckily.
The workout was good though. Training with Katja as always good as we both motivate each other, help to keep proper form and can spot each other for that last (or two last) reps.

You know you had a good workout when it’s heavy to lift the spoon for the cereal at breakfast.
Pool time, again. We had put down two days of nothingness but some training and sun the first couple of days here. So far were right on track.
We did lunch at Dao of life, which means Way of life, a vegetarian restaurant. We both got served up some excellent food. The bruchettas I had were amazing. We talked to the owner Shazia, a British girl. Turns out they have yoga on the roof tomorrow at ten. We’re in.

To and from the restaurant we used a Super tuk-tuk. It’s a car that’s built into a tuk-tuk. Very much quieter and smooth. We agreed on a return time and he came back and picked us up. We’re thinking of renting a motorbike tomorrow and saw a lot of policemen stopping foreigners on bikes today. Shazia told us that they use any excuse for stopping tourists. Don’t use lights on the daytime, wear helmet, have mirrors and it should mostly go ok. We’ll see tomorrow.

We got dropped of at the beach on our way back and got us a pair of chairs. They just started packing away the sunbeds and replacing them with chairs and tables. Sunset is in a couple of hours so we sit, read and relax. We just ended up sitting there until dinnertime. It’s cozy here.

It’s a lot of tourists lots of expats, but the mood is chill and there is no stress. There are loads of hawkers and kids seeking bracelets but most of them accept a “no thank you”. We’re looking into extending our stay here and are looking at hotel options. There’s just something with sand…

Life is better with sand between your toes.

– Unknown

Author: arnber

Humongen! The big guy! The man, the myth, the legend! And then theres' me. The nice guy in the house. The man without cooking skills, but with five stars on the Playstation. Boss at work, relaxed at home. What you see is what you get. Life is good. I choose it to be.

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