Just a hello from Phuket in Thailand, exactly in Kata at the south of the Island. I am sure you heard about the disaster in Indonesia.
I am here on holidays with my wife enjoying the Christmas festivities in a very hot weather, and this now to spoil a very good vacations. :-(
We were all lucky to not be there on the beach at the moment of the tsunami. Usually we like to go early on the beach enjoying a cooler sea. Strangely my wife and I woke up late yesterday and where we live, when we get up around 9:30, we saw a lot of Thai people coming running from the beach. This is how we knew something wrong was happening.
Later on we went down to the beach and believe me, the paradise has been changed to hell. We know also for sure that the official figures underestimate the number of casualtiesa, if you think about all the fishermen.
If you think that Phuket live and breathe from the tourism, this is really a bad thing for Thailand.
Anyway today life is going on, we are trying to help locals, especially the shopkeepers we knows. My condoleances to all the families who suffer from this event.