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I have a heavy heart today, as in less than twenty-four hours I’ll be saying goodbye to Koh Tao once again. My mind is clear and I know that it was the right decision to make this just a short stop on, rather than the final destination of, my five month trip, but my heart is tangled with a mess of complicated emotions.

Rather than looking back with nostalgia, I will try to look forward with excitement to the destinations ahead of me: Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Pai, Mae Hong Son… and where ever else the wind takes me!

Photo A

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My sister Olivia, diving for the first time! Last time I attempted to take her in Grand Cayman it was a big fat fail… so I couldn’t be prouder.

Photo B

Koh Tao Diving
My instructor friend Jay and one of my favorite sea creatures of all time, the batfish.

Photo C

Koh Tao Banana Bar
One of my favorite hidden jems on Koh Tao, Banana Bar

Photo D

Koh Tao Banana Bar
The perfect place to unwind after a stressful day of beach-hopping.

Photo E

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The Queen’s Cabaret is Koh Tao’s fabulous lady boy show. Had to drop in for a visit.

Photo F

Koh Tao Muay Thai
And like last week, a little Muay Thai love. This time at training, rather than fight night.

Photo G

Koh Tao Muay Thai
One of my favorite trainers putting away hand wraps after a hard day of training.

Which photo is your favorite this week? Next time, I’ll be reporting from Chiang Rai!

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  • Ooooh this is tough! I think Photo A? Saw awesome that your sister dived for the 1st time and you were able to photograph it. Safe and happy travels my friend!!!
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    • Alex
      January 15 2013

      I was so proud of her! And of course I was there to document every moment… wouldn’t have it any other way!

  • Chris Shaw
    January 13 2013

    Hmmm,…tough one this week, but for me it’s D by a nose…

    • Alex
      January 15 2013

      I love how bohemian and happy that photo is…. its what Thailand means to me!

  • Dani
    January 13 2013

    B! I love it!!

    • Alex
      January 15 2013

      Ha my friend Jay will love it too I think 🙂

  • Olivia
    January 13 2013

    Photo A Photo A!!!!! Mom and Dad A better get your vote too!!

    • Alex
      January 15 2013

      Not a popularity contest! You made the candidates after all… 🙂

  • Kathryn Allen
    January 13 2013

    Well, of course my favorite subject is pictured in A, but my fave photo is of the Banana Bar. Safe travels, you two!

    • Alex
      January 15 2013

      Well behaved so far… 🙂

  • Gram
    January 13 2013

    A—–yea, Olivia.
    And I like the light against the reef, too
    Two beautiful pictures

    • Alex
      January 15 2013

      They were training dives, so nice and shallow and great for photography!

  • shannon
    January 13 2013

    m favorite is photo B for its humor! definitely made me laugh.
    photo d is best photography wise 🙂

    • Alex
      January 15 2013

      Anything I can do to keep my readers laughing 🙂

  • Rika | Cubicle Throwdown
    January 14 2013

    I’m going to pick A this time because I’m always so happy to see first-time divers – way to go Olivia!!
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    • Alex
      January 15 2013

      Thanks Rika, I’ll pass along your congrats 🙂

  • wes
    January 15 2013

    Jay and the batfish – hands down.

    • Alex
      January 15 2013

      🙂 He’ll be happy to know he got your vote, I’m sure!

  • B! Because I can totally appreciate how hard it is to get a shot like that!
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    • Alex
      January 15 2013

      Torre! I’ve left Koh Tao now, in Bangkok for a few days before flying up North and then hopefully tooling around for a bit. Where are you at the moment? As you can see I am still determined to cross paths!

  • Heather
    January 16 2013

    A, because I’ll be right where Olivia is in a few months! Sorry to miss you in Bangkok, but when do you arrive up north? I’ll be in Chiang Mai until the 21st or so, when I’ll start making my way over to Nong Khai to cross into Laos. Hopefully we can meet up!

    • Alex
      January 17 2013

      Oh no! I probably arrive in Chiang Mai on the 23rd! Arghhh. Let me know if you get caught up and leave a bit later!

      • Heather
        January 20 2013

        No good! I’m heading out on a night bus tomorrow; I have to get to Vientiane for a rugby tournament–the only strictly-scheduled part of my 6-month trip! Have a blast exploring the north; I’m looking forward to returning in April for some more adventures. Hopefully we can cross paths at some point!

  • Dita
    January 16 2013

    What a lovely trip.
    me also from koh tao last week but i took a day trip, not much place to explore.
    i’ll see u in Indonesia 😉

    • Alex
      January 17 2013

      You were in Koh Tao last week as well? So funny, we might have crossed paths!

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