Over my winter break in Korea, I was lucky enough to fly back to Thailand for two weeks to see my Thai family and my actual family. The trip began in Bangkok, where we toured the Grand Palace and a few temples in the area. The usual fanfare and then I got out of there as quickly as possible!
My first stop when I got "home" to Surat was school. After I caught up with the Thai staff and tackled the bucket buddy, I popped in to say hi to my kids - who did some double glances and then ran over to talk to me.
A few days in Surat and it was like I never left. Banana cakes, post-work beers, Patch's bike, some great pool side views...it was good to be back. And the food...mmm!
My regular school kids remembered me immediately and attacked me with love. I missed these munchkins!
The next stop was Koh Phangan, where I'd reunite with the Ferris clan in our beautiful villa! Why did I leave this place?
In between tanning, free massages, fresh coconuts and beach naps, Matt found time to get some calisthenics in.
Early morning Muay Thai sessions!
Post-familia...I met up with a few waygooks from Korea and a fellow Red Fox from college. The Half Moon party was on the docket for the night which meant buckets...and man buns.
Last, but certainly not least, was Khanom. It was perfect to be alone on the beach and see old friends again!
In keeping with Khanom traditions, we had a photo shoot...also in keeping with traditions, it was unconventional.