The Friday Photo Project | Koh Ngai
When you are on a big trip it’s inevitable that you will start missing people and things from your old life. I say old life because believe me when you get back, you will be a different person. Most of the things we missed on our 18 month trip revolved around food. (No surprises there then.) Cheese and wine was a big one. Asia is not known for its cheese so when we had the chance to have some we would gorge ourselves.
Then there is family and friends. At the beginning of a trip you will not miss them as it will feel like you are on an extended holiday but eventually when the weeks starting becoming months you will. Of course in today’s connected world things are easier than the past. Skype was and is a great way of staying in touch. The hardest times are birthdays and holidays which brings me to the photo above.
Meet my Parents! This photo was taken on Christmas Eve on the beautiful island of Koh Ngai in Thailand. I will write more about this place in the future as this photo is not about the destination but about the people in it.
It meant so much to Karen and I to have my folks over for Christmas. It was a big deal as they had never flown so far and my Dad used to have a fear of flying. We threw them in at the deep end too because to get to this island we had to take a night train and then two boats on the same day that they landed! Ouch.
It was worth it though as we all had an amazing time. So thanks Mom and Dad for making the effort to come out to us and make our Christmas dreams come true!
To all our readers and fellow bloggers. If you would like to take part in The Friday Photo Project, please send us in 1 photo and a short story (about 200 words) and we would be happy to feature you! Please send to paul at globalhelpswap.com