Au Revoir, Thailand!

We spent our last week in Thailand on Koh Lanta. It’s a beautiful island on the Andaman Sea side of the country. We were there just as off-season started and the place seemed almost deserted. That was pretty sweet. Our days here consisted mostly of swimming in the astoundingly blue, warm waters, eating great food, bombing around the island on scooters (which was a blast if not somewhat dangerous) and hanging out at a little bar on the beach every night where a trio of 2 week old kittens resided. They had been rescued after being abandoned in a field by some cruel asshole. Swanson fell in love with these cute frisky felines. Of course he did.


Someone’s in heaven.

One afternoon a baby whale shark washed up on the beach. Some of the locals tried to get it back in the water and save it but it didn’t work. The poor fella died and, I imagine, ended up on the menu at one of the restaurants.


“I’m not dead. I’m feeling better! I think I’ll go for a walk! I’m feeling happyyyy….”


It’s either a baby whale shark or that black dragon from How to Train Your Dragon. Poor freaky-looking bastard.


Just going for a dip. Nothing to worry about here.


This dude had the worst tattoo. “Every, man dies. But not every man truly lives.” (the comma after Every makes it especially sweet). Tami thought it said mom instead of man. Which is much better. There were also a pair of disembodied hands with shirt cuffs in prayer formation surrounded by roses. Covered his entire back. Classy.


How do you spell trouble? “Beer Buffet”, that’s how!

After Lanta we headed to the small port town of Krabi before flying to Kuala Lumpur early the next morning. Nice little place to visit, if only for one night. Great street food and later we wandered into a little cultural celebration. Nice send off.


Last beer and street food in Thailand. Try not to notice Swanson’s alien fingers.


Culture! Fuck, ya!


Fight the power, Krabi!


This dude was awesome. He was belting out the hits (in broken English of course) including Cotton Fields – When I was a little pretty baby, My mama would rock me in the cradle, In them old cotton fields back home

Thailand has been great. It will be missed. Especially by Swanson. Except for the drivers. The damn crazy, dangerous drivers. Locals and Farang alike. No wonder Thailand has the world’s second most traffic fatalities per year. It’s terrifying on these roads.

Au Revoir, Thailand! Hugs and kisses. Hopefully we’ll see you again soon.

2 thoughts on “Au Revoir, Thailand!

  1. What a great experience to take Swanson on the road for so long! What a cool family, well done you three. He’ll be wise beyond his years after this trip. Are you going to leave the shirt behind?

    • Leave the shirt behind?! Hell no. That’s the famed Bombers Dangler. I have been entrusted by the team to keep it safe and happy throughout the travels.
      It has been a great experience but am starting to look forward to going home. We’re just trying to figure out how to do that.


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