Sunset at Koh Tao - Click to View Hi-Res Image

Happy 1/1/11 everyone! For this auspicious date, I picked a photo of one of my favorite vacation spots. Koh Tao (or Ko Tao) – which means Turtle Island, so named because of its shape – is a small island on the Central Gulf Coast of southern Thailand. It may be dwarfed by its more popular neighbors (Koh Samui and Koh Phangan), but this lovely little island is one of most beautiful places I’ve seen. This is the view from the beachfront guesthouse I stayed at with my friend; the sunburst is all natural.

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