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It’s weeks like this that I’m grateful for this Photo of The Week project I’ve had going for two hundred and thirty-five weeks now. Today, I woke up and realized it was over a week since I’d pulled out any sort of camera, yet it was time to post my weekly update. It’s just been one of those weeks — we all have them — when I’ve gotten totally lost in my work and barely realized seven whole days had passed. So this evening, after the home practice yoga workshop I’ve been looking forward to all week, instead of running straight home back to my laptop, I headed down to the beach with my camera in hand and spent some time soaking up this gorgeous sunset for a bit first. So thank you for that, Photo of The Week.

The reason I’ve been hitting the keys so hard this week? I’m off on vacation! This week, Ian and I are heading off to Bangkok and Siem Reap — a little getaway you’ll hear a lot more about next week. Till our departure, I’m doubling down in order to schedule a full two weeks of posts ahead of time — aside from these Sunday real-time updates, of course. While writing posts is only a fraction of what makes up my work day, taking that off the table will definitely allow me to mostly switch off while we’re traveling and also enjoy some holiday down-time once we’re back on the island. And that’s something to cheers to!

Hope you’re having a beautiful week wherever you are and whatever you’re celebrating…

Photo A

Koh Tao Sunset

Photo B

Koh Tao Sunset

Photo C

Koh Tao Sunset

Photo D

Koh Tao Sunset

Which photo is your favorite?

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  • Amy | Toothbrush Travels
    December 13 2015

    Gorgeous photos!
    Hope you have a lovely vacation! xo
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    • Alex
      December 13 2015

      Thanks Amy! I can’t wait!

  • Rashaad
    December 13 2015

    Photo B – it looks magical
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    • Alex
      December 13 2015

      Always helpful to have some friends who can pull a headstand!

  • Melanie Fontaine
    December 13 2015

    Have fun on your trip! I’m already looking forward to seeing pictures of Bangkok and Siem Reap! 🙂
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    • Alex
      December 14 2015

      I’m so pumped! As much as I love this island it will be nice to have a new place to train my camera on for a while…

  • Dominique
    December 13 2015

    I can’t choose! All pictures are equally gorgeous! Have fun on your holidays!
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    • Alex
      December 14 2015

      Thanks Dominique! Looking forward to some time off.

  • LC
    December 13 2015

    Photo A… dem clouds… dat sunset…

    Have a lovely break!
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    • Alex
      December 14 2015

      Thanks! I’m sure next week’s check in will be here before I know it 🙂

  • lisa
    December 13 2015

    Photo ‘A’!
    Enjoy Siem Reap…Ankor Wat is stunning.
    Champay Restaurant has the BEST fresh spring rolls I’ve ever had if you get hungry after gorgeous temple hopping 🙂

    • Alex
      December 14 2015

      I’ve heard great things about Champay! Hoping we can squeeze it in…

  • Emily
    December 13 2015

    Love photo D! I’m going to Siem Reap in less than a month and am excited to see your pictures. Have a great time!
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    • Alex
      December 14 2015

      This will be my third trip there — I love it! Hope we both have awesome trips 🙂

  • Dani
    December 13 2015

    Photo B. SLAY!
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    • Alex
      December 14 2015

      Yoga teachers are good friends to have!

  • Gemma
    December 13 2015

    Getting lost in Photo C! Have a magic break.
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    • Alex
      December 14 2015

      Thanks Gemma! Looking forward to some time spent exploring.

    • Nikita
      December 15 2015

      Yes! I agree – photo C is brilliant!

      • Alex
        December 23 2015

        Thanks Nikita x

  • Ina
    December 14 2015

    D for me 🙂
    Gosh how much I miss this island. Can’t wait for June. Hope you get to rest a little while you’re there xxx

    • Alex
      December 15 2015

      I always miss Koh Tao when I’m away! I know how you feel 🙂

  • Leah
    December 14 2015

    Photo C! Took my breath away 🙂
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    • Alex
      December 15 2015

      Thanks Miss Leah! That’s quite the compliment 🙂

  • Britt
    December 14 2015

    I also love Photo A!

    It’s pretty lucky that you can pop out with your camera and take amazing photos like this. The benefit to living in a paradise I suppose 😛
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    • Alex
      December 15 2015

      Absolutely! Sometimes I just have to pinch myself…

  • Mary B
    December 14 2015

    Normally I’m a sucker for the pretty sunset colors, but something about C just gives me a sense of calm. Beautiful!
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    • Alex
      December 15 2015

      Thanks Mary. It was so nice to sit there and watch the sky change colors.

  • Sarah
    December 14 2015

    Love them all but Photo C is my favourite!

    • Alex
      December 15 2015

      Thanks Sarah! Seems like a popular choice this week 🙂

  • Ella
    December 15 2015

    I love these photos! But if I had to pick a favourite, I’d definitely go with C. It’s stirring up something inside of me… maybe awe? haha.
    Have fun on your getaway! 🙂
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    • Alex
      December 23 2015

      Thanks Ella! It was awesome 🙂

  • Jones
    December 15 2015

    Photo B. Crushing it with that Yoga and Sunset photo. Well done.
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    • Alex
      December 23 2015

      One of my go-to faves! Thanks 🙂

  • Marni
    December 15 2015

    Um, all of them? I guess if I were forced to choose, I’d pick C, but really, it’s all of them.
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    • Alex
      December 23 2015

      Thanks Marni! They definitely do work nicely as a set this week.

  • Jamie
    December 15 2015

    All of them are beautiful, but I love photo A! 🙂

    Have a wonderful vacation!

    • Alex
      December 23 2015

      Thank you Jamie! It was fantastic!

  • Michaela
    December 15 2015

    Photo C gets my vote….it depicts serenity and calmness…have a wonderful and relaxing trip xx

    • Alex
      December 23 2015

      Thank you! It was a dream!

  • rebecca
    December 16 2015

    OMG is all I have to say
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  • Ashley
    December 21 2015

    All beautiful shots, but I have to go with Photo A!
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    • Alex
      December 26 2015

      Thanks Ashley! I’m lucky to live in a place where it’s so easy to find subjects 🙂

  • Cera
    December 29 2015

    Beautiful pics! Love the blog I got a link to it from Audrey at thatbackpacker.com
    She thought you might have more information for me. My fiancé and I are planning on getting married in Thailand and then starting at least a 3 month Southeast Asia backpacking trip and I have no idea where to start? First thing first any places come to mind for a wedding? Koh Tao seems very nice, you seem to have spent some time there so any input would be great! Thanks!

    • Alex
      January 4 2016

      Hey Cera! Weddings on Koh Tao are rare but super special. I know there is one wedding planner on the island you can find here: http://www.afairytaowedding.com. Weddings are much more common on Koh Samui or Phuket, where you’ll find more services (but don’t let that discourage you from a beautiful place like Koh Tao!) Good luck!

  • Anu
    January 4 2016

    Photo A and D. Loved that outstanding view.

    • Alex
      January 4 2016

      Thanks Anu. It’s a special one!

  • Himanshi
    January 4 2016

    All pictures are ultimate.

    • Alex
      January 4 2016

      Thanks for voting, Himanashi!

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