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Ko Phi Phi

Hello from Ko Phi Phi! We just got back from a day boat tour of several islands around Ko Phi Phi. It was really fun. We got to feed some monkeys at Monkey Bay, kayak to some beautiful beaches from our boat, and snorkle. I also got to see the beach where they filmed "The Beach" with Leonardo Di'Caprio. It was a little crazy (and a bit dangerous) getting over there though. The waves were too big to drive the boat over to the beach, so they parked on the other side. We could swim from the boat up to this little cave and pull ourselves through on a rope while the waves were crashing you all over the place. We got through this little cave tunnel and then hiked on a sand path 200 meters to the beach. It was really gorgeous there. It was so windy though that the sand was pelting my legs. It hurt too much to stay long. I got in the water for a while and then hiked back and through the scary wave tunnel. I would not have done that if I wasn't a confident swimmer! I jumped off the boat a few times too Dana! Fun stuff.

We are staying in a rented room over a restaurant in the heart of loud downtown Phi Phi. It was a bit noisy getting to sleep last night, but I did sleep o.k. We have air conditioning which is heaven!

Tomorrow we are taking a ferry to Phuket. We stay for a night there and then fly to Chiang Mai on Saturday. Chiang Mai is in Northern Thailand where we'll visit some villages. I may take a jungle trek or a raft trip. I'm going to check that out when we get there. Venisha isn't interested in that, so she will be looking into doing a meditation retreat for a couple days.

We have been meeting a lot of interesting people on our trip. There are so many foreigners (tourists like us) here. Most of the other tourists are either from Europe, Australia, or New Zealand. We also met a couple from Russia. We have only come across 2 other people from the US.

As for food, I haven't had any Thai food since the Musaman lunch a couple days ago. I have to pace myself with the Thai food. We ate a yummy pizza for dinner last night. I may try some green curry tonight. I'm still a bit woozy from our boat today, so I'll have to see how my stomach is a little later.

Keep the comments coming! I love to hear from all of you!

Posted by Kristinh 03:23

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Ohh a multi-day rafting trip, count me in :)! Actually, I would have a tough time deciding between the three options (jungle, meditation and rafting).

The scenery and activities sound simply amazing!

Later gator,
Dana

by cabingirl

Your experiences are amazing. I think of you often - praying for your safety and stomach.
Carol

by cbj73

I googled Ko Phi Phi the other day and have been jealous ever since. It looks absolutely beautiful there! What an adventure swimming through the cave...I would have done it too just to get to see the beach :o) Hope you have a good flight to Chiang Mai. We told the boys you were half way around the world right now, but I don't think they got the concept at all. Ty said he wants to ride "elefs" just like Auntie :o)

by tbarlow

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