The walk to Tonsai Bay.
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March 1st, 2008 – by: LeighTravelClub
It soon became clear that it would be just as difficult climbing downwards and surely it wouldn't be much further, so we set off again. After a another half hour we started to hear the familiar sound of longtails. Much encouraged we trecked on and started to go downhill eventually reaching the sea........and then.......horror!!!!! We had emerged at the Loh Dalum side right at it's furthest out point, and Tonsai Village in the distance looked more than half a mile away.
Fortunately, we came accross a little group of locals who guided us through to a pathway that led right in to the village. First stop a large cold beer. It reminded me of the film Ice Cold in Alex when they all sat at the bar looking at their cold glasses of beer.
Something of a nightmare at the time, but another great memory from Phi Phi.
Suitably refreshed and cooled down, we set off for a wander around the village. Re-construction is still evident but very definitely everything is in full swing once again. It's not really our cup of tea around this part but we always make at least one visit just to check on re-development and to buy some gifts for the grandchildren. I think it's fair to say that this part of Phi Phi is mainly geared towards younger folk!!! And of course, it can get very busy with daytrippers here.
Needless to say we didn't walk back to Holiday Inn, but hired a longtail. 400baht, I think....not expensive.
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