Travel

Head Over Heels with Phi Phi Island

We are at Phi Phi island. We took a boat ride from Krabi yesterday.

It took two hours to reach this amazing island. Within minutes of being here, we have declared our love for it. Yin even has self-promoted herself to a Phi-Phier.

We are staying at Phi Phi Palm Resort, a cozy hotel near the market. The first night here, after getting a massage, we spent most of the time in the hotel, swimming in the pool and getting really really drunk. 

Today we went snorkeling.

We started from the pier to the Monkey Bay, a lagoon or two and finished it off at the Maya Beach where the movie The Beach starring Leonardo Dicaprio was shot.

The whole boat ride presented the most breathtaking places I have ever seen in my life. I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to be able to see it. I was high on happiness, so high that I jumped into the ocean without much hesitation, forgetting my irrational fear of the sea. 

Thus, my first snorkelling experience. OMG! I felt like peeking into another world. For a moment there I forgot that I was floating in the middle of the sea. I forgot about my everything above these water. It was just me and thousands of beautiful beings and colors right below me.

I never heard before that snorkelling was a life changing experience, but it was for me. Never in life I felt so humbled and grateful to live among the abundance. Snorkelling touched my soul.

We also did some kayaking through some of the most beautiful lagoons. Again, it was my first. Finally, we watched the sunset from the boat and headed back to the pier.

Back the island we continued yesterday routine which was to get a massage (much needed after all day swimming and snorkelling).

We then had dinner at Song’s Pad Thai.

It’s a tiny teeny pad thai store covered with letters and love notes from every part of the world. Like almost everything else on this day, this was my first pad thai. I didn’t like it that much, but maybe because I don’t like noodle generally. My friends said that it was good, and looking at its’ worldwide reviewers, maybe I was alone with my opinion.

After a few glasses of $4 White Russian, we are now back in the hotel.

For me, nothing beats traveling with your best friends, not even snorkelling. I am also thankful for Yin, who brought her hi tech camera everywhere and recorded our whole trip. I want to write more, but too tired you guys. Off to bed.

Sawadika.

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