Thailand: Day 3 (Part 1)

August 17, 2012

We awoke feeling defeated.  Our dream of managing Good Time Resort would in fact not come true after all.  We were faced with two choices on how to spend our final day in Koh Mak.  We could sit in our villa feeling sorry for ourselves or we could accept that this just was not meant to be, move on, and go explore undoubtably one of the most beautiful island’s in the world.  Of course, we chose the latter, and spent the next five hours on a boat that took us to various snorkeling spots and secluded beaches.  It was the kind of adventure that dramatically shifts your perspective on life; reminding us that despite our disappointment we are still blessed to not only have each other, but to be exploring this tropical paradise.  The following photos are from our journey on the Gulf of Thailand:

Before we moved onto dry land for the next adventure of the day, I recalled a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”  Koh Mak may not be our new home, but her beauty rejuvenated our spirits and we could not have been more grateful for that. . .

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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49 thoughts on “Thailand: Day 3 (Part 1)

  1. Hogga

    Even though they almost crashed my browser… beautiful pictures lol. If you aren’t at peace after this, I don’t know what else you could do!

  2. Traveling Ted

    I would have stayed in the room for 5 days feeling sorry for myself. I would have done a post about it with various pictures of me in the room doing nothing. The fact that you moved on and had a great time is why you are on the Nomadic Samuel top 100 blogs, and I am not. This is why I like your blog. I am studying your habits and learning 🙂

  3. Micamyx|Senyorita

    Haven’t been to that part of Thailand, but it seems like that is a good way of diverting your disappointments hehe. As usual, your pics are superb! I hope you visit the Philippines soon particularly Palawan. I was in El Nido two weeks ago and it is paradise! This post reminds me of my island hopping tours that I am currently blogging about now 😛

  4. Krista

    Oh dear Andi, I can’t imagine how gutted you felt. I want to cry with you and hug you so tight. I’m angry they didn’t notify you ahead of time, didn’t let you know someone had already accepted the position. But I’m SO proud of how you handled it, and how you made the best of such a painful situation. XOXO

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      You are such an angel! Thank goodness I had Lucas there, who is like a rock. The man is amazing in stressful situations (must be the military background). I have to admit I’m the kinda of person, when I feel REALLY wronged, I fight back big time. But for some reason, in this case, I just chose to accept what had happened and to make the best of the situation. I didn’t want to fight to be a manager of this place, you know? Love you!

  5. Alex

    Stunning stunning stunning! Love the photos with the sun flair. I’ve done “longtail trips” like this around Koh Tao, its an unreal way to spend the day!

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