29.05.2013 - 29.05.2013
So its about day 13 on the road now, there hasn't been a recent post lately to due to spotty internet services and absence of computers, great for the vacation not so much for keeping readers updated! I've given in to the more modern method of writing blogposts using the iphone instead.
We've just landed in Ko Phi Phi, the most touristy island of the bunch, after having spent two nights on the island of krabi. Till now the weather has been awesome and we've avoided the giant monsoon season that scares many tourists, we had a resort on krabi for only $8 each a night! Gotta love the low season and the super cheap prices, we made best friends with the local travel agent with a sister that only spoke in sign and a brother that was a ladyboy, quite the interesting bunch. Layer on in the night we chilled put at a kareokee bar and chilled out with the locals and escaped from all the hecticness with a beachside fireshow from some super talented performers! Definitely the most relaxing bit yet. We also got to go on a 4 island tour and our first snorkeling spot although the water was cloudy during high tide so couldn't see much.
We were ready to head on. This is probably the most sketchiest part of the trip. To get on the ferry required us to walk 25m through the ocean with our bags, hop onto a long boat (similar to a fishing boat) and finally meeting the ferry halfway in the indian ocean where we literally skidoodled from the edge of the longboat onto a makeshift ramp. Insanity.
Now on to a 45 min ferry ride to ko phi phi. Its *** hot. On our way to get some wood oven pizza we felt like we were being burned in a wood oven ourselves. We've taken solace to our dorm room for a midday nap before we head outside to trek to the panaromic viewpoint and then on tomorrow to Maya Bay where the "Beach" was shot and some more snorkeling on the island!