As the airplane wheels squealed on the tarmac of the runaway, I sneaked a glimpse of the outside world through the window. A sense of calm fell upon me. A few minutes later, the moist air kissed my dry skin and as I put my feet on the ground, I joined my hands in awe, thanking the higher spirit for guiding me home. Hello Assam! I will be here for a few days now.
By the time the boarding gate was open for travelers flying to Koh Samui, the sun rose high up in the sky and so did our excitement level. It was an hour long flight from Bangkok to Samui (the 2nd largest island of Thailand) and within minutes of take-off, we are flying over the turquoise green sea with numerous feathers of white clouds occasionally blocking the view. We are talking all the way, sometimes about our journey from Delhi to Bangkok and sometimes about our expectations of the island we are about to step in.