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Fishies Daniel Fishies!
Where to start? What an amazing day I had today! Like I said in my last entry, I was up early this morning; somewhere around 8am. After walking through the walkways of Phi Phi for about an hour, I finally found a task, get a working sim card.  I went to the authentic Thailand convenience store and not only were they incredibally friendly, their sim cards were 50baht cheaper! I called my parents to say hi, spoke with my dad who warned me about lethal jellyfish in Queensland, Australia.  Dad, you're awesome. My mom wasn't home which was too bad as it was her birthday and I wanted to surprise her. Ahh well.  I did receive an SMS later in the day from m'dad to say the MSG was delivered. Anyway, I popped my head into a tour operators office as I was interested in seeing what fun I could find that day.
Stop #2 on the long tail tour trip
I paid 500 baht (about 17 Can dollars) to go on an all day excursion.  I was told to come back at 10:30 ready to roll and thus did so. Camera, check. Lotion, check. Water, check. I wanted to cover my head so I bought a baseball cap, Polo Ralph Lauren, baby blue. Everything here is fake but this hat. My hat is real. Right. I decided with this hat I could play the part of a rich French playboy and thus did all day.  Jean Pierre from Antibes. Well originally from Marseilles but wanted to live closer to Marie Ann, my yacht.  Nah, im playing. I was Adam in a blue hat.  When I got there at 1030, I sat next to some New Zelanders. Really nice and friendly. I eventually spent the whole day with them. 4 of them and 1 of me.  The day was epic.
Our Long Tail Boat
As we boarded the boat, they handed us fliippers then a sandwhich and then we were off. We hopped from island to island, beachingh, snorkelling and just swimming. It was by far the best day yet.  Our driver was a bit of a Nazi though. You could see that all the other drivers were super friendly just by how people were seated on the other boats. Not ours. Strict, in your seats, no laughing or smiling.The last stop was Maya Bay which is the beach where the movie "The Beach" was filmed. Probably the nicest beach I have ever seen (sorry hay ridden kits beach). I would have preferred the beach if less people were on it but that will be the case when I sleep there overnight.  On the way back to phi phi, we caught the most beautiful sunset. Nazi asked if we could  skip it. I said no. The stand paid off. The pics will show why. I met the NZ team for drinks at 8. Stayed out with them until about 1 and then crashed. Our party of five had turned to no joke 25, but I'm old and needed sleep. My youth will return if and when I meet a girl who truly inspires me. Otherwise, fuck it, I'm going to bed. Peace.
cultureshockguy says:
Great pics...Great Blog!
Three years ago I went to Phi Phi after partying for two days in Bangkok.
Exact same situation at night,Your mind is saying "go out and have fun"...but your body is saying "not on your life".Maya Bay is truly heaven on earth,can't wait to make my return trip this January.
Keep up the good work;) and travel safe...
Darren
Posted on: Dec 16, 2009
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Fishies Daniel Fishies!
Fishies Daniel Fishies!
Stop #2 on the long tail tour trip
Stop #2 on the long tail tour trip
Our Long Tail Boat
Our Long Tail Boat
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