I came across an English translation of an article written by a Swedish journalist Christina Kellberg. I'am not sure who translated it, though it sounds amateurish, but the translator managed to capture the emotions very well.
The article centres around the lives of four people, who fell in love with the beauty of Khao Lak and built their lives around this coastal town. When the Boxing Day Tsunami striked, their lives swept away with the waves and the debris it carried into the ocean.
Hotelier Lek built the first Swedish hotel in Khao Lak (now he is rebuilding it !)
Waitress Kong walks to the temple every day to offer water, food and fruits for the dead.
Tourguide Ria dislikes nightfall. She gets frequent visitors in the dark.
Tailor Kai finished many orders for his customers. He is still waiting for them to pick it up.
Pictures by Beatrice Lundborg
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