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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don June 24th 2014

Accommodation on the whole and food, etc, tends to be quite expensive on phi phi due to the shear tourist volumes all year round and the beautiful islands and scenery on the island, coupled with the multitude of bars on the island- it has pretty much everything considering how tiny this place is. We stayed at Stones Bar and Dorms which is right (I mean literally 8 metres to the sea) on the beach. Don't expect to have a peaceful sleep before 4am; but would you come to phi phi to sleep?! Slinkys is a good bar 12pm onwards, we also loved Banana Bar and the Reggae bar- which to my disappointment was not a reggae bar in the slightest, but a Muay Thai bar where you can volunteer to put the gear on and fight ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don June 21st 2014

Hi guys! I wanted to wish everyone who is doing there exam this Sunday (on my birthday!) the very best of luck... I will be thinking of you all and sending awesome plie vibes from Chiang Mai, Thailand! Here are a few photos of 3 beautiful days in Ko Phi Phi Don (a lovely Thai island in the south). Enjoy! See you all soon... summer school planning continues, even from Thailand :) Lots of love, Miss Jo xx... read more
From the ferry to the shore by tractor!
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don June 20th 2014

After our first LONG bus journey on a sleeper bus (where we were sat right at the back below the violent air con all night) and a short boat ride, we arrived in Koh Phi Phi. Seeing as we got ripped off and our whole Thailand trip planned for us, we had to stay in the accommodation booked for us, called something like 'Pong ping house', which I can only describe as looking like a drug den..it was tiny, had no windows and after waking up with blood on our pillows we discovered there were bed bugs too, YAY! In all honesty I wasn't bothered, I'm not one for luxury and frankly I was smashed each night I came in to sleep, and we hardly spent any of the day in there. The only positive was ... read more
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Phi Phi


"Pee Pee" is how you say "Phi Phi Isands," which was our destination Wednesday/Thursday. Tuesday was a pretty chill day. Within 10 minutes of waking up, we were swimming in the ocean (not a bad way to start to day!). We then moved to the pool and ate our breakfast at the swim up bar. We ordered a very nice Thai beef salad that had the lovliest hint of lime and spice along with fried rice. After getting around we decided to drive to Patong beach which is the main tourist beach here and where I think that most people stay. Well, Matt had his Thailand driving initiation on this drive because we moved into more populated Phuket and that = hundreds of motorbikes everywhere weaving in/out. He handled it like a champ of course and ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don February 21st 2014

For our last full day on the island we booked a 3 dive full day trip with Island Divers ($137). We have never done 3 dives in a single day, the normal day is 2, but we hated to miss out on anything by opting out after we heard there have been some recent Whale Shark sightings. We left at 0730 and rode 1 ½ hours to the King Cruiser wreck site through the roughest seas I have been on. I struggled not to get seasick so early in a long day as the boat pitched back and forth, practically capsizing as far as I was concerned. Entering and exiting the boat was a treacherous affair, but once we were in under the water it was calm and peaceful. The King Cruiser lies in 70 ft. ... read more
The island of a 1,000 cats, all in need of a petting

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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don February 19th 2014

We took the 2 hr. long 0900 ferry ($13) from Krabi Town pier to Ko Phi Phi Don, our final beach destination for this trip. Ko Phi Phi is supposed to be the most beautiful island in Thailand and have some of the best diving so I decided to book 3 nights there to finish off our trip. The island has two emerald and jade colored bays separated by a sandy isthmus where the main town and bars are. Towering limestone cliffs line the coastline. I had reserved a sleep aboard boat that goes to Maya Bay, the famous postcard perfect beach used in the 1999 Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Beach. This beach gets a lot of tourist traffic during the day, but it is an uninhabited island so it is empty at night. The sleep ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don January 12th 2014

Bangkok receives either a love or hate reaction. Some people come from a day and either go North 12 hours to the villages there or South 12 hours to the Islands. I decided to take it slow and see a site a day. Spending my day snacking on street food and admiring a city that can be so busy but somehow still have a safe under control feeling. Do: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Siam Museum, Lumpini Park, Khao San, Park by Riverside Day Trip- Old Capital, Ayutthaya Eat: EVERYTHING! Street food is cheap and delicious, From Pad Thai to Skewers, Papaya Salad, Fruit Shakes. Most foods are spicy so be aware. Know: Never pay full price. Negotiate! Bring lots of extra spending money so lots of cheap clothes and fun items, wear sunscreen and drink lots ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don November 15th 2013

Wczoraj odbyliśmy 8 godzinną wycieczkę po okolicznych atrakcjach, będących żelaznym punktem programu oferowanego przez każde biuro podróży na Ko Phi Phi. Nauczeni doświadczeniem, dzień wcześniej, zanim kupiliśmy wyprawę, obeszliśmy parę biur podróży na głównej promenadzie sprawdzając jaką cenę są nam w stanie zaoferować za identyczną wycieczkę różni pośrednicy. Różnice były aż o 200 Baht, aż ponieważ to 20 zł to tutaj dość duża suma. Zadowoleni, że wydaliśmy mniej choć mogliśmy więcej zerwaliśmy się, jak zwykle, o 7 rano. Po niezłym śniadaniu, wliczonym w cenę bungalowu, wyruszyliśmy do centrum aby zameldować się na przystani. Tutaj okazało się, że przewoźnik zapewnił nam... kolejne śniadanie. Basia odmówiła, ja skorzystałem :). Towarzysząca nam podczas posiłku głośno zachowująca się grupa rodaków zacz... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don November 12th 2013

Czy raj na ziemi istnieje? Jeśli tak to nie jest nim Ko Phi Phi... lecz wyspie jest do niego bardzo blisko :). Z pewnością nasuwają się analogie do Tiomanu, na którym byliśmy w zeszłym roku ale tutaj plaże i ich okolica są o niebo czystsze i widać, że są tu po prostu osoby, którym leży na sercu dobro wyspy i jej wygląd. Po, jak zwykle, wczesnej pobudce (tym razem musieliśmy wstać tylko o 7.00) wyruszyliśmy na przystań piechotą, tak aby zdążyć na pierwszy możliwy prom. Pan w hotelu zapewniał, że droga pieszo zajmie nam jakieś 10-15 minut. Niestety. Po 5 minutach marszu włączyłem GPS i niezawodna Google Maps stwierdziła, że pieszo to może mamy szanse dotrzeć tam za 38 minut. Prom miał odpływać za minut 40. W tym samym momencie niczym anioł z nieba podjechał do ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don November 3rd 2013

I was mistaken - grossly it seems. I thought I had arrive in paradise when I reached Phi Phi - surrounded by more jagged karsts, fine white sand, colourful boats lined the bay - paradise no? No. I had met Ollie, a German guy on the boat over and we ended up bonding over a love of animals and laughing over language difficulties. He had a girlfriend and I had my instincts so we ended up sharing a room for the night. Only 200 Baht each and we went to bed with the sound of vomiting next door thrown in for free - oh yeah. We both had similar desires - to find our own slice of paradise and both of us, it turns out didn't want to find it at the bottom of a 'bucket' ... read more
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