It’s hard to pick a follow up to last week’s whale shark, and in all honesty we didn’t do much exciting this week. But this photo reflects our week, like I always try to do with this project: we worked a lot during the day and chilled out a lot at night.

Koh Tao Viewpoint

Here I’m wearing my Island Company T-Shirt (a bon voyage gift from my “second parents”) and looking out at Koh Tao from the Sunset Viewpoint. Mark and I both have versions and the words on the back have become our unofficial motto.

Quit your Job
Buy a Ticket
Get a Tan
Fall in Love
Never Return

Just as a reminder and a heads up for new readers, the Photo of the Week is always taken in the week it is posted. Thus is it a “real time” update of where I am and what I’m doing. Writing and photo editing takes time and with the action packed summer I had I’m a few weeks behind “real time” in my chronological blogging.

Happy weekend!

  • Marc
    August 26 2011

    Awwwwww !!!!!

    • Alex
      August 26 2011

      I was hoping you’d see this πŸ™‚ You now know your gift is getting good use!

  • Kris Koeller
    August 30 2011

    Great photo and a lovely sentiment. πŸ˜‰

  • Island Company
    August 1 2012


    We stumbled across your blog recently and wanted to reach out and say that we love seeing people live our Quit Your Job mantra to the fullest!

    That’s a fantastic picture! Thank you so much for being a fan.

    -Island Company

    • Alex
      August 1 2012

      Hi there, I’m so glad you found me! I’ve been stopped all over the world by people asking to take photos of that shirt πŸ™‚

  • Maddy
    June 9 2014

    Aw, love this shot!

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