There are a handful of undeveloped islands in Southern Thailand. It took hours of traveling by land and sea, but it was worth the search. Letting go on a remote tropical island was the perfect remedy for all my urban ailments. I would wake up with the sunrise, go for a swim in the ocean searching for clown fish hiding in sea anemones, and eat a sweet coconut bun in my jungle bungalow listening to minimalist music. I’m tanner than ever, and slowly forgetting that it’s still freezing in Shanghai..