Our school gives up money for professional development and this year the NESA conference that most teachers attend here was in Bangkok in April. Yes, this is our fourth time back to Bangkok. We went a few days before the conference and went out to a small island about 3 hours from Bangkok called Koh Samet. We arrived just in time to take the last ferry out to the island where we were staying with the Gerber and Dodd families from ISG. It was a nice break from Saudi Arabia.
Jonny trying to look cool....
Vika always knows the right pose.
Our hotel was right on the beach. We were literally only 200 yards from the water. This is looking out to the beach from the porch of our bungalow.
One afternoon on the beach we watched these Asian girls take hundreds of pictures of themselves. What's up with that? Franco decided to try to photo bomb their pictures.
Even the European guy in the speedo got in the action. We all watched these girls for nearly an hour. It was rather funny to watch how vain they were.
As we walked on the beach one night we found this heart in the sand near one of the restaurants.
Not quite sure what Franco is eating. Don't think he knows as well.
Each night we were able to enjoy dinner with great company, the Gerber's and the Dodd's, right on the beach.
Loved our time together on Koh Samet.
The day came for us to leave. The only way off the island is by boat. We were sad to say goodbye!
On our way to Bangkok the kids crashed in the van. Too much excitement I guess.
7 Eleven is all over Asia just wish they had slurpee's.
We stayed at the Sheraton in Bangkok and had the best view from our hotel room. Since we had been to Bangkok several times before we didn't do much site seeing. We also had meetings all day for most of the time so we didn't have much time but we had an awesome view each night.