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Greetings, once again, from Koh Tao. This week’s addition is coming at you a little late thanks to what appears to be my monthly technological meltdown. January’s edition came in the form of a fried laptop charger on an island several hundred miles from the nearest Apple store. Thank you, universe, for sparing me from having to leave the island to procure one — I eventually found a friend who had previously ordered a batch (I wouldn’t have been able to wait for delivery) and had one left to sell.

Anyway! That little hiccup aside, 2016 is off to a pretty great start. New Year’s Eve was the perfect combination of lively and laid back, and I rung in midnight on the beach surrounded by barefoot friends, hectic fireworks and paper lanterns floating gently into the sky.

I have some friends on the island celebrating their honeymoon, and I’ve been enjoying playing tour guide for them here and there in a time that would probably otherwise be swallowed up by work. January has arrived in full force and just a few days in I already had a month’s worth of exciting projects lined up. It’s been a blast starting to tackle them!

On that note, I have plenty of exciting posts coming up this week, including one announcing my upcoming travel plans for 2016. Stay tuned! In the meantime, here’s a little peek at the past seven days…

Photo A

Fresh Coconuts on Koh TaoCrazy for coconuts… and patterns

Photo B

Koh Tao HikingI wish it said “kappun ka” instead, but I still love this photo from our hike with the honeymooners

Photo C

Koh Tao PhotographyPantone-worthy hues

Which photo is your favorite?

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42 Comments...
  • Stef
    January 6 2016

    I’m voting for photo A this week. Enjoy Koh Tao!
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  • Joella
    January 6 2016

    I’m going with B- lovely photo a vote for honeymooning in Thailand. We spent some of our honeymoon in Thailand too, the rest was in Myanmar. It was awesome!
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    • Meihoukai
      January 7 2016

      I can’t think of a better destination 🙂 What a gorgeous place to start a marriage!

  • Amy | Toothbrush Travels
    January 6 2016

    Upcoming travel plans for 2015?
    Do you have a time machine that we don’t know about! 😉

    Looking forward to finding out what’s on the agenda! xo
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    • Meihoukai
      January 7 2016

      Ha! Guess I’m not used to typing that six yet…

  • Sarah
    January 6 2016

    Photo C! Love the combination of colours, Pantone-worthy indeed
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    • Meihoukai
      January 7 2016

      Thanks Sarah! Mother nature impresses me every day here!

  • Natalie
    January 6 2016

    Photo C…love the sunset!
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    • Meihoukai
      January 7 2016

      Me too, Natalie. I need to get down to the beach to watch more of them!

  • Danica
    January 6 2016

    My laptop charger system is ideal for those of us that have issues with breaking things… I always have two. That way when one breaks (which happens to me way to often…) I replace it and have another one to use in the mean time!

    Oh, and I vote C!

    • Meihoukai
      January 7 2016

      Danica, that’s genius and I don’t know why I haven’t thought of it before. I’m going to order a backup this week 🙂 I guess I was worried about the extra something to carry but obviously, it’s worth it.

  • Dani
    January 7 2016

    Photo C! So refreshing to see on a slow workday!
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    • Meihoukai
      January 7 2016

      Glad I could inject a little color 🙂

  • Jade
    January 7 2016

    Photo B- that clear sky!
    Love the new featured bloggers too, this feature is great.

    • Meihoukai
      January 8 2016

      Yes, it’s a great group! Thanks for giving them some love, Jade!

  • Punita
    January 7 2016

    Must say I love Photo C…
    Limited colors are highlighting the picture details extremely well

    • Meihoukai
      January 8 2016

      Thanks Punita! Always love hearing what you guys think!

  • Photo C – those colours! <3
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    • Meihoukai
      January 8 2016

      Definitely a reader favorite this week 🙂

  • Kacy
    January 7 2016

    Loving Photo B. So polite 🙂
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    • Meihoukai
      January 8 2016

      Ha, it is indeed 🙂 Thank you for hiking to the viewpoint and paying a stupid entrance fee to do so…

  • Marni
    January 7 2016

    Photo C! In case you hadn’t already guessed, I’m a sucker for vibrant, scenic shots.
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  • Dominique
    January 7 2016

    Photo C – even though all pictures are equally beautiful this week the colours in photo C are drawing me in 🙂
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    • Meihoukai
      January 8 2016

      Thanks Dominique! I’m a sucker for that sunset orange.

  • Avichai
    January 7 2016

    I go for photo A. Coconuts = freedom. At least for me, since we don’t have coconut trees back home (just date trees). So when I see a coconut, I’m probably on vacation somewhere in the tropics!

    • Meihoukai
      January 8 2016

      Indeed — bonus points for drinking straight out of one!

  • Dad
    January 7 2016

    It has to be C

    • Meihoukai
      January 8 2016

      Nice to see your name pop up… I’ve missed you around here 🙂

  • Mary B
    January 7 2016

    C is oh so pretty!

    My laptop charger died in Honduras and it was quite a hassle to get a new one down there (FedEx doesn’t like to ship to towns that don’t have street addresses) – hooray for your friend with an extra!
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    • Meihoukai
      January 8 2016

      Ugh, nightmare. I think I’m going to start traveling with two from here forward!

  • becky hutner
    January 8 2016

    C for the colors & textures!
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    • Meihoukai
      January 8 2016

      *sings* These are a few of my favorite things… 🙂

  • Rashaad
    January 8 2016

    I choose B – I like the “Thank You” sign
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  • Ashley
    January 8 2016

    Love photo C! That flower shot is gorgeous.
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    • Meihoukai
      January 8 2016

      That’s right outside my front door 🙂 I love my little apartment jungle!

  • Julia Nix
    January 9 2016

    photo A spoke to me the most. 🙂 And your dad, lovely to see his comment again. How time flies.

  • Erika
    January 10 2016

    Photo C is lovely; those colors are seriously beautiful!
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    • Meihoukai
      January 11 2016

      Thanks Erika. I’m really feeling the oranges lately!