Amazing Pics from Thomas' Thailand Trip

2012-10-04

Thomas and Klaus have just returned from the pristine island of Ko Samui just off the coast of Thailand, one of the most beautiful and undisturbed islands in the world.  They stayed at the fantastic home of a friend of Klaus that is more a compound than a house.  It sits on a private beach and the large property includes hills with breathtaking views.  Thomas is being tapped to design a series of residences on this property.  While there, the guys got tours of the island, including some Buddhist temples and elephants.  Rough life!

From the main house, looking out at the courtyardThe pod where I stayedThe compound seen from the beachThe view from my bed - literally steps from the beachAnother bed view toward the poolThe pool with the bay beyondThe private beach showing the house next doorThe main house with vintage architectural pieceA nearby Buddhist shrineThis Buddhist shrine is in the shape of a boat.  The boat is concrete so it's not a real boat!More Buddhist shrinesA reclining BuddhaAnother gold BuddhaElephant rides are available on the island! We didn't ride but the elephant was sweet.The elephant gets a closer lookA last view of the private beach with more coastal islands and mainland Thailand visible in the distanceOn our stopover in Hong Kong, we found this butcher selling, among other things, cow butt (on my right).

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