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Fresh coconuts to really make us feel like we’re on holiday

Hotel room shenanigans

Rasta bar, up the hill from Shiralea Backpackers Resort on Koh Phangan

4 x 4 adventure with the Contiki group

Pad Thai noodles at the Sea Hag, Patong Beach, Phuket

This monk is special. He sensed he death was near and meditated until he passed where he remains in that same position as his hair and finger nails continue to grow.

Baby monkey and his mummy

Cheeky monkey

Elephants!

Posing with the Champ from Afghanistan

Muay Thai tourists

A beautiful beach at Koh Samui

Our final sunset at Koh Phangan

Lanterns at night

Saying good bye to a great group of people

Thailand – Koh Tao

Beware the fire skipping rope as I have been told the handlers make commission from the local doctors for any patient paying to mend burn injuries.

Old Phuket town like it names says is the original formation of Phuket. The now historical city once flourished during the tin mining boom about 100 years ago.

Phuket & Koh Samui

Muay Thai kick boxing, Thailands national sport. In Phuket, Patong Beach, Thailand, cars drive down every street with speakers blaring advertising each nights special event. “TONIGHT TONIGHT BIG FIGHT!” I paid a little extra to sit ring side so I could really feel the action. I was so close I was able to lean against the ring and poke my camera up and under the ropes to get a clear shot. The fights are a must see for anyone trying to experience the heart and soul of Thailand as you can see the passion in their eyes as they face off with their opponent. Fighters from around the world including Australia and Afghanistan come to challenge Thailand’s elite and I was even surprised to see the seriousness in boys as young ten who entered the ring and never held back.

Go see it for yourself when your in Thailand next.