Island Sunsets, Sand, Love, Cat

On the islands of the West coast of Thailand, sunsets are a quiet reminder that time is actually still passing despite the slow pace of your day. There were some really spectacular views over the ocean, as if the sun was bleeding into the water. We got lucky with really good weather, cloudy and sunny with morning or midnight showers. It’s never easy to leave paradise.

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Not all the sand was so coarse. Phuket’s beaches were so fine they made a squeak when you walked.

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This is one of our favorite sunset pictures together.

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Our only beachside hotel was here in Phuket. We swam in the rain and ran home wet in bathing suitsĀ receiving stares from the locals in jackets and boots.

 

And of course, this lovely little cat who followed us all the way up our extremely steep stairs to hang out with us.

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Tiger Kingdom Redux

My girlfriend, Jordyn, joined up for the last month of travels, and she loves cats just like me. We skipped the chained up tigers of Bangkok and went to Phuket’s Tiger Kingdom. It’s the same as Chiang Mai, just more expensive. The tigers were more active down in the islands. Some of them were playing in the water with coconuts. Basically, it’s always a rush to be so close to such a glorious animal, so I was happy to go again.

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Then, on the way home, we spotted a baby elephant by the roadside. Yes, he was chained up (which made us sad) but he was fun and gave us vacuum suction kisses on our cheeks. We fed him bananas and he ate about 10, skin and all. He was a cute lil’ bugga.

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