I can’t believe the time has come for me to leave Ko Jum.  While I’m sad to leave, I’m happy that I stumbled upon this island in the first place.  It was an incredible three months.

Thanks to my host Ben, and the extended family who helps manage Uza Beach Residence.  Thanks to all the other Helpers who joined me at some point along this journey, as well as the guests and tourists whom I met along the way.  Thanks to www.helpx.net for providing the vehicle by which this all took place.

Most of all, thanks to the people of Ko Jum who welcomed me to their island community. 

I will most certainly be back to visit my new friends on the island, as well as see how things progress at the new-and-improved Uza Beach Residence.

The long journey home to San Francisco will give me some time to reflect on my Ko Jum experience.  Maybe I’ll post those reflections, or maybe I’ll keep them to myself.  Regardless, I’ve put together another video that presents many highlights of the island, and in particular my favorite places.  Check it out here.

Combined with my videos from Uza Beach Residence, from motor-biking, and from boating, this final “Secrets of Ko Jum” video should give you a sense of my last three months.   Look for all of these videos on the Videos/Compilations page on this site, or you can find them on YouTube (@dannyboytravels channel).

My stay on Ko Jum is over, but the DBT adventure continues.  I already have several options for future destinations and activities.  So stay tuned!

I spent part of my last day in the Tiki Hut just gazing out into the Andaman Sea.  There was a decent wind and I noticed a sailboat gliding along the horizon.  I captured the moment in my head and said (and perhaps committed to myself), "I want to be THAT guy." 

Right now, California here I come….

I nailed a "San Francisco" sign on the signpost on Coral Bay, at the north end of the island.

I nailed a "San Francisco" sign on the signpost on Coral Bay, at the north end of the island.

My last sunset on Koh Jum didn't disappoint me.  Beautiful as always.

My last sunset on Koh Jum didn't disappoint me.  Beautiful as always.

Basking in the sunset glow at my local beach bar.

Basking in the sunset glow at my local beach bar.

I sat in the Tiki Hut on Uza Beach for an hour just soaking in the view and reflecting on my experience over the last 3 months.

I sat in the Tiki Hut on Uza Beach for an hour just soaking in the view and reflecting on my experience over the last 3 months.

We made some great enhancements to the property, but the beach says it all...

We made some great enhancements to the property, but the beach says it all...

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