Longtailing with Jamiroquai...aka the Perfect Day after 10 AM
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I think I had 4 goals for the rager the night before:
1) Don´t lose my camera and money
2) Find our way back home
3) Can´t tell you #3
4) Wake up at 7am the next day to beat the huge tourist crowds to Maya Bay (where The Beach was filmed) on our very own longtail boat
I´m happy to say that we completed all 4 goals, but I forgot to put in a stipulation for not being incredibly hung over. I guess like most things Newtonian, Chang´s supernatural alcoholic punch comes with an opposite but equally powerful hangover. Suffice to say, we beat the ridiculous crowds of pale Asian and loud European tourists by about 30 minutes but had to spend about 25 (glorious) minutes of those napping...it was worth it.
It was a great set-up. We rented the longtail boat for supposedly 6 hours and it came with our awesome driver, who was wearing a pimp purple velvet hat.
Anyways, after a fruitless effort to tell him we didn´t want to snorkel in one of the gorgeous spots (Me: ¨Vroom! Vroom! We go to other beach!¨which was met by affable but uncomprehending smiles), we decided that we would stay in a place until we were bored with it and then get back in the boat and let him take us wherever he had in mind, which turned out great! We first went to Maya Beach on Koh Phi Phi Ley where I got to live out my Beach dreams amidst thousands of annoying tourists and a rather incalcitrant hangover.
We then went to an absolutely precious snorkeling spot on the other side of Maya Bay. After not wanting to snorkel at the third spot (the rocking of the waters was encouraging some sort of gag reflex), we headed to the north side of Koh Phi Phi to Monkey Beach, aptly named for its ravenous simian population. Claire and I took a much needed nap there. Then we headed off into the open ocean and soon assumed we were for some reason headed back to Phuket. We didn´t worry too much because even if we didn´t want to go back to Phuket, we couldn´t really communicate so decided to go along for the ride. We ended up at this nearby island, Bamboo Island, where the cutest little girl was living.
After a good amount of time, we called Jamiroquai over, hopped back into the boat, well over the time we were supposed to have the boat.