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

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

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