Nate at the Stardust Hotel

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On December 26, 2004, at 9:30 in the morning, Nate and Fernando were in a beachfront cabana at the Stardust Hotel when disaster struck. Nate and Fernando were swept away by the surge of the tsunami and became separated. It was the last time Nate ever saw Fernando.

Now, Nate returns to the spot where the cabana he and Fernando stayed in once stood. He is greeted by Merete, the owner of the Stardust and fellow survivor. A visit with Merete, who lost her husband of 26 years, Per, in the tsunami, reminds Nate that life goes on.
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Published on May 15, 2006

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