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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don June 5th 2019

As I am writing this blog about 6 months after the trip thanks to my procrastination and the fact my iPad/keyboard has died...So my memory may have forgotten some of the laughs, some of the stresses of the trip. But overall, we are good. As I am a natural morning person, I awoke to a beautiful sun, clear water, and 80* weather. I got dressed and went on the hunt for coffee and breakfast. Coming back with Roti and instant coffee packets, and Blake was waking with that bewildered look of “Who are you?“ and “Why are you awake?” Roti = Thai Crepe, folded into a square and filled with banana and Nutella. It must be a tourist thing cause Nutella is totally European. Our safari of the day included finding the best long boat deal, ... read more
Free Shots at Slinky Bar!
Slinky Bar
Fire Spinner

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don June 5th 2019

It’s my birthday! And it’s been the best one yet! Behind my back, Blake had talked to one of the long boat driver’s when i was in the shower and surprised me with a tour of Monkey Beach, snorkeling, and another private beach. He was awake by 8am. And wired. And telling me to get ready with a swimsuit. It was my birthday and we were doing stuff. So we walked down to the beach, and waiting there was three Brits and our tour guide. He explained in broken English that basically we had 4 hours to snorkel and see Monkey Beach. Guys. He didn’t give me Pandas, Tigers or Elephants for my birthday like he was trying to plan. HE GAVE ME MONKEYS! Cute fuzzy babies with fingers and jokes and a couple of aggravated ... read more
Blake Chilling with Monkies
The guy legitimately posed!
First Monkey Encounter

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don January 27th 2018

It was time to say goodbye to Railay beach and make our way to Phi Phi island....but not without difficulty. Everyone that had to leave the island had to wait by the beach for the ferry to arrive. We then got onto the longtail boats with all our luggage and then waited out at sea for the ferry to arrive. At times the lontail boat felt like it was going to tip over and we were going to loose al our luggage. But luckily we made it and we all got on to the ferry. We must have been one of the last boats left to get on as there were no more seats left on the ferry, so the rest of us had to sit down on the floor outside as you wouldn't want to ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don November 14th 2017

Ko Phi Phi is a small island known for being very touristy and very good for parties and diving. There are quite a few diving schools there, and many bars! We had been recommended a quiet hostel, where we met Lucy, from Australia. On the first day, we went up to a viewpoint to get a nice panorama of the island (which is pretty small) and where we got violently attacked by mosquitoes! In the evening, we met up with Lucas, a French friend we had made in Ao Nang and went for dinner with him and Lucy. Afterwards, we decided to try the party experience because "while you're in Rome...". We bought beers in a supermarket and went to the beach to see the fire shows every bar had on. After the (free) shows, the ... read more
Party, Ko Phi Phi style
Maya Beach
Ko Phi Phi Island from the viewpoint

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don May 15th 2017

The next day was an early 7amstart, which came as a bit of a shock to Lisa, in order to get to our next island Koh Phi Phi. God even gave us a FREE lift to the pier! We probably won't receive this kind of hospitality in a while! The boat to Krabi had really overkilled the aircon (-6 approx) and despite comfy chairs inside, char opted instead to sit outside on the floor. 2 more buses and a boat later we arrived in Koh Phi Phi. We made our way to our home for the next couple of days 'Phi Phi dream guesthouse', there was much deliberation about whether this was the right place to stay when booking but we were greeted by a very friendly French lady who showed us to our rooms which ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don February 6th 2017

Getting out of Koh Lanta was as easy as pie. A simple minibus to the pier and a one way ticket on the ferry ($300b) for the two hour journey to Koh Phi Phi smack in the middle of the Andaman Sea. With great beauty comes great crowds and this place was an eleven. Some of the most striking beaches I've been privileged to see call this place home, even with the hordes of tourists that were basking upon them. No wonder it was chosen to be home to the set of THE independent traveler's' movie "The Beach". I had now found myself firmly planted in the eye of the tourist storm that is Thailand. Koh Phi Phi is truly a spectacular place. The soft sheltered bays with long stretches of powder white sands can even ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don January 28th 2017

We left Phuket to head to the Phi Phi Islands. The shuttle was awful. The driver was over taking on single lane roads, facing on coming traffic, it was terrifying. I shit my britches a few times. The road wasn't the only place with skid marks. The boat journey was far more peaceful. A few hours to relax and unwind with the gadgets. The pier at the Phi Phi Islands resembled a refugee camp. No organization, touts and bags everywhere. We made it to out hotel which was away from the main area. It was a standard large room with air conditioning. The shower was terrible, the place was dirty. It is sold as a double room but had two beds pushed together. It was the worse two nights sleep of my life. There is a ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don January 27th 2017

I am currently writing this post aboard the dingiest boat I've ever been on. We are en route to Ko Lanta and we couldn't be happier! That being said, our last day in Phi Phi has been my favourite day of the trip so far! We got a boat trip along with 15 other people around the islands. We saw Monkey Beach, Viking Cave, Maya Bay, Shark Point, Bamboo Island and a little lagoon. We spent the day snorkelling, exploring, sunbathing and seeing wild monkeys up close. A couple of highlights of the day: We were on Monkey Island, and here you get off the boat and can actually touch/feed the monkeys, however you do this at your own risk, they are after all wild! A guy on our boat was semi antagonising the monkeys, trying ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don January 26th 2017

Phi Phi, should be renamed Poo Poo coz that's what the island smells like! We arrive after a two hour ferry ride to piles of people fumbling around trying to find their hotel porters, or just trying to find hotels in general, lots of chaos! Our bags are shuttled to our hotel, which so far may be the worst one we've stayed in. The room is big, but that's the only good thing. Our shower room smells like sewage, oh and over here you can't flush toilet paper so we also have a bin without a lid to put soiled toilet paper in... nice! But as with the last one it's only two nights so not the end of the world! Phi Phi is a party Island, selling buckets filled with ice, a bottle of alcohol ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don January 22nd 2017

Hit and Run, six countries, one month, two girls! We have a month off school for winter break. A whole month to explore Asia. After looking at a lot of different routes and working out the best one financially, Val and I decided to go to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, The Philippines, Taiwan and Japan. Unfortunately the Irish had friends from home coming for part of the holiday so couldn't join us so they spent two weeks island hoping in Thailand. Our first stop was Krabi. We were only there a night before getting a boat to Ko Phi Phi where we were staying for five nights. Once we were checked in to our hotel on Phi Phi island we went to the beach. It was the 16th of January and we were in the sea, it ... read more
Foot prints in the sand
Swinging over the ocean
Ko Phi Phi Peak

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