Phi phi part II: Bucket-1 Pat-0
Trip Start Dec 01, 2009
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The day after Christmas was also the 5 year anniversary of the tsunami which destroyed many of the Thai islands and left people all over the world dead. There was a buddhist memorial ceremony at our hotel that Mom and Lindsey could hear from their bedroom
The next day Sarah and Pat rejoined Mom and Lindsey on Koh Phi Phi. Immediately upon arrival they were forced on a death march up the mountain to the Sunset Viewpoint. We suspect this was Mom's introduction of her "no slackers" policy to Pat. We ate dinner at Papaya and spoiled Pat with the best thai food ever. Lindsey was tired and headed home, but Pat was eager for his first bucket. Sarah and Pat headed to Reggae Bar where Pat sipped on the sweet sweet nectar. After drinking a whole one, he claimed that they weren't very strong. We then headed to the beach for dancing where he realized how strong they buckets actually are. Like everyone's first night on the bucket, it was a bit rough.
Unfortunately, there was a murder at Slinky's Bar on Christmas- Apparently the owner owed someone money...or drugs...or had stolen a girlfriend (many rumors were flying) and when other guys showed up to get the money, drugs or girl the owner shot one of them. This also meant that the beach bars were now closing at 1. This might not have been a bad thing for Pat...
The next day we rented a speed boat to tour around the Phi Phi Islands
The next day we said a sad goodbye to Mom when we put her on the 2 pm ferry to head to Phuket to catch her flight home. Lindsey signed up for a camping trip to Maya Beach, and Pat and Sarah went to Papaya again, and hung out at the normal bars
Lindsey spent the night on Maya beach with 24 others. (only 25 people are allowed each night. Everyone else is in danger of being shot on sight by the bird nest collectors. Those birds nests are EXTREMELY valuable.) There were of course buckets invovled (in Thailand there are always buckets!) and they spent the night sleeping on the beach.
The next day Sarah and Pat left on the overnight ferry to Ko Samui, and Lindsey spent one more night in the dorm on Phi Phi. Of course, she ended up at all the usual hangout spots. She took the overnight ferry the next day to meet Sarah and Pat on Ko Samui, so they could all go to Ko Phanang for the massive Full Moon New Years party.
Glums and Glows
Glum: Rough night with the bucket
Glow: Snorkelling on the speed boat
Glum: Mom leaving
Glow: Spending the night on Maya Beach
Glum: When Pat got dropped by the angry Russian
Glow: 60 second knockout at reggae bar by the irish champion!
Glum: Leaving her daughters
Glow: Spending the day on the speedboat