Sunday, January 13, 2013

Koh Saumi for Christmas

We grew up in the great white norte of Michigan.  We had over 20 white Christmases.  We have spent years bundled in winter gear, sitting around fireplaces and drinking hot chocolate.  We even had a white Christmas in Texas, where it rarely snows. 

With our extensive cold Christmas experience, neither of us miss being in a location where you have to put on a coat and gloves to go outside. Last year, Christmas was spent down under on a beach in Perth and with our new friends Thommo and Kathy. 

We spent our second Christmas in SE Asia on Koh Saumi, a cute Thai island, a short hour and a half flight away with our friend, Billy.  We feasted on green curry, the boys drank Chang beer and we all enjoyed $8 massages beach side.  Our resort went all out and Santa even made an appearance!  We heard lots of Christmas carols and saw lots of Christmas presents.  A great multicultural experience!

We spent five days relaxing alternating between swimming in the ocean, having a massage and eating.  Not a bad vacation at all!
The boys enjoying a beach side breakfast
Vendors selling grilled corn and fresh coconuts
I wonder where we will spend Christmas next year....I'm betting on another beach location, where we will be a family of 3!

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