On the fourth anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, ceremonies have been held in memory of the 230,000 people who lost their lives. Half of the more than 5,000 victims in Thailand were foreigners. Some tourists who survived still choose to return. “The first year we were back, it was a bit difficult because you look at the sea and you think, will it be calm? But now, every year we come back, and we feel pretty safe,” said Dutch survivor Paulette Vandenwyngaard.