Phi Phi Don - heading to the boat

#2 – Phi Phi Don, Thailand, December 2004

The first wave of the 2004 tsunami hit Phi Phi Don Island shortly after 10:30am on December 26, 2004. Our group was on vacation in Thailand and visiting Phi Phi Don. We took a regularly scheduled boat to Krabi Town some time before the first wave hit. Photos were taken on December 25 and the morning of December…

beach umbrellas, Thailand

#1 – Snowy Beijing and blissful Thailand, December 2004

In a few weeks, it will be 10 years since the 2004 tsunami battered parts of Thailand along with many other coastal communities. Being in Thailand when the tsunami happened prompted a series of life changes within the following year. Quitting my job, moving to Thailand to volunteer and then to Japan to work happened…