Some pictures from traveling in southern Thailand. The journey began in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where we couchsurfed (http://www.couchsurfing.com/) with a friendly guy and local KL native, Shkib. We then traveled to the islands of Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui, and Koh Phangan in southern Thailand. Absolutely beautiful.
(Arriving in Koh Phi Phi, we were sure we had found paradise)
(We went kayaking and snorkeling our first day. The first stop was monkey beach –were monkeys literally line the beach. We brought bananas with us and were able to hand feed some of the elder monkeys. Some of the younger monkeys were quite scary when they growled. If you look closely in the picture you can see one monkey drinking from the water bottle it stole from our kayak!)
(A photograph of our guide on our longtail boat journey.We first snorkeled with black-tip sharks –I swam with about 20 or so. Then we did cliff jumping, some more snorkeling at Maya Bay, and watched the sunset over the water as we returned to the island for dinner.)
(Go CARDS! This shirt was actually quite popular in parts of Thailand. The front was written in Thai so I never understood the meaning, but the back is understandable. I loved the feeling of pride in seeing the symbol the University of Louisville and the feeling that perhaps I am helping to change the world by teaching abroad, I got everytime I saw this shirt.)