20120130_073016.jpg

SPIRITUAL FAILURE

We'd set some high expectations for Thailand, with visions of quiet tropical beaches and isolated jungle lagoons. It turned out to be quite different than the Asiatic paradise we'd created in our minds. Still exotic and beautiful in some places, but we encountered a few unexpected twists and turns.

Bangkok
Bangkok
Long boats of Bangkok's canals
Long boats of Bangkok's canals
Touring the city
Touring the city
Walking the concrete jungle
Walking the concrete jungle
Lying Buddha in Bangkok's Wat Pho
Lying Buddha in Bangkok's Wat Pho
Koh San Road
Koh San Road
Finding peace in a bustling country
Finding peace in a bustling country
Boat-looking-back-at-the-mainland.jpg
Boat-looking-back-at-the-mainland.jpg
Nathon Pier
Nathon Pier
Koh Samui night market
Koh Samui night market
Thai street cuisine
Thai street cuisine
From the beach near our apartment
From the beach near our apartment
Christmas in Thailand
Christmas in Thailand

Our

Kayaking in the rain
Kayaking in the rain
Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine Park
Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine Park
Finding fun under overcast skies
Finding fun under overcast skies
My nemesis, the Tesco Lotus
My nemesis, the Tesco Lotus
Making shell necklaces with our landlady
Making shell necklaces with our landlady
Coconut trucks
Coconut trucks

We saw many of these on the roads of Koh Samui, often with the labor monkeys used to pick the coconuts sitting on the top of the pile

The life of a coconut monkey
The life of a coconut monkey
The coconut grove near our apartment
The coconut grove near our apartment
Our walk to the beach
Our walk to the beach
Rural Thailand
Rural Thailand
The interior of the island
The interior of the island
The local ex-pat bar shack
The local ex-pat bar shack
Saying so long to Koh Samui
Saying so long to Koh Samui
Meditation Moments
Meditation Moments