Have you ever temporarily settled down somewhere only to find out that when it comes time to leave, you are left to squeeze in the nearby sights in your final days?
In our version of this story, we took our motorbike all the way around Koh Samui island last weekend to catch some new sights. Along our way, we found Budai, the Laughing Buddha. Although the nearby Big Buddha often steals the attention of guidebooks, it's this rather prosperous looking Chinese-style Buddha that caught ours.
We are told that Budai usually represents contentment. So contended is he that even his ears are fat. Now that is a heck of a lot of satisfaction.
360-Degree Panorama: The Laughing Buddha on Koh Samui Island in Thailand