Ko Phi Phi

January 22, 2009

Another island, One Big PARTY

We arrived in Ko Phi Phi yesterday and went directly to the beach after dropping our bags off at our hotel.

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We did manage to see the sunset.

Ko Phi Phi is different from Krabi. Krabi is very quiet, and Ko Phi Phi most certainly is not. There are a lot of people around from everywhere, which is similar to the rest of Thailand where I’m constantly hearing people speak a variety of different languages all around me.

While there is a lot of beauty to this island, it seems it has developed a little to fast for the islanders who have yet to figure out an efficient waste removal system. There are areas of this island that just smell.

One of the travel agents on the island with whom I spoke says that’s the sacrifice you live with appreciating the beauty on what she described as a “second world country.”

Anyway, after the beach, we showered, found a place to have dinner and walked around.

While I was at an internet cafe, E&T found me. (It’s a small island.) However, we didn’t hang out, as they still had some flight/hotel arrangements to make for Tammy so they too went to find a computer just as I had wrapped up.

Allison and I then went to walk along the beach, where there was a lot of beach activity going on! This is the time of night, after post-beach showers and food that everyone starts to migrate back to the beach. The locals get creative with their entertainment, encouraging drunk tourists to participate in the insanity and they are more than happy to oblige.

For example, they do stuff like this… DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!:

We sat down at a beach bar (where we were sitting when power on the island was briefly cut off twice while we sat there). We sat in between two loud bars, each with a lot of activity. We decided on the Ibiza bar, where the music was better and danced the rest of the night.

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There were people dancing all over the beach, and their energy was contagious.

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We met Alaa and Uri…

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…and ended up dancing until 3 in the morning, before Allison and I broke away from the crowd and collapsed in our beds, only to set the alarm for a morning tour of the local beaches that we booked for the next day.

One Response to “Ko Phi Phi”

  1. Danny Says:

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