“Nobody around here is in a rush,” says our driver Haze, as he steers the buggy skilfully around the corner and up the winding hill to the hotel lobby. The evening air is warm on our faces; the sound of chirping crickets filling the air as the lights of the fishing boats bob on the bay below. “We’re all just taking it as easy as we can,” he says. “Life is short, you know?”
Boarding the plane to COMO Point Yamu, a resort located on Phuket’s quiet east coast, that’s exactly what I was so desperately seeking: to take it easy. In fact, I couldn’t really remember the last time I wasn’t in a rush to do something: to get somewhere on time; to meet that deadline; to get this bloody meeting/ social obligation/ workout/ tedious life-admin task out of the way. Okay, I’ll admit, I sound a little cranky – but that’s because I was. I was burnt out and running on empty….