Buckets, Beaches and Body Paint...
Trip Start Feb 23, 2011
23Trip End May 03, 2011
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We ended up meeting Evan and Katie later on in our hotel pool, two friends traveling together from New York and Boston, respectively and formed an instant friendship with them. We ended up having dinner with them, along with Peter and Keisha from Sydney, Australia, whom Katie and Evan had met while staying in Phuket. We ended up our evening at the beach rave complete with fire throwers, body paint and one too many buckets of vodka and Red Bull... its true what they say about the body paint, it really does not come out of your clothes :( A wild party indeed and something to see, thats for sure.
The next day, after realizing I had come home with two left sandals, one of which was mine and the other was Peter's, we just relaxed on the beach and walked around the island a bit more. The following day, the group of us arranged a half day snorkelling and beach trip to Koh Phi Phi Le, the smaller of the Phi Phi islands, that does not have any accomodation on it, and is only accessible by boat. Along with a crew of rowdy English soccer hooligans, we toured around the absolutely breathtaking bays, snorkelled and spotted some beautiful fish and visited Maya Bay, where much of the movie "The Beach" was filmed. Absolutely the most stunning beach we have ever seen, hands down.
The following day, we climbed about half and hour to the top of the beautiful view points at the top of the island, that really give you a vantage point of the entire island from above. Tough climbs for sure, but it was totally worth it for the views and photo ops. We were so sad to say goodbye to Katie and Evan, who were moving on to Vietnam, and Peter and Keisha who were heading back to Sydney but hope to keep in touch with them along their travels. Overall, an absolutely fabulous time, tons of good food, maybe one too many Thai Pancakes smothered in Nutella, peanut butter and banana, one lost flip flop, our adventure continues on to relax in Koh Samui for a few days before heading to Koh Phagnan for the Full Moon Party and all sorts of other shenanigans.