Long boats in Koh Phi Phi

A very Thai view.

Koh Phi Phi – 2014

Koh Phi Phi long boats

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Koh Phi Phi jungle

Koh Phi Phi is not only sand and turquoise water, it’s also jungle and big bugs.

Koh Phi Phi – 2014

Koh Phi Phi jungle

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Sign from the past

Thailand has done an amazing job rebuilding after the terrible tsunami in 2004. So much so, that if it wasn’t for the tsunami signs here and there, you wouldn’t even remember it happened.

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A longboat waiting to take you to your hotel with Koh Phi Phi in the background. A little cliche, maybe. Beautiful, surely!

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Little propellers

Just waiting for their island hopping commuters.

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Colourful boats

Being French I really love how the long boats in Thailand seem to be wearing colourful little scarves.

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Thailand – Koh Phi Phi, Ko Lanta & Krabi

After an eventful few days in Phuket, we were ready to relax for bit.

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Leaving Phuket on a boat arranged by our Koh Phi Phi hotel, we enjoyed an almost private cruise between the Thai Islands.

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It is good to note that all Thai hotels will help you with transportation, just give them a date and time and they will arrange boat/vans/ferry for you!

The first sights of Koh Phi Phi were magical, the island is very grand and beautiful, everything you would imagine it to be!

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Our hotel, Zeavola, was located on Laem Tong beach, the most quiet part of Koh Phi Phi. We weren’t aiming to do much over the next 2 days, so we are very happy with that. If you are looking for more activities, an hotel closer to the town centre, south of the island, may be a better choice.

The greatest surprise was waiting for us when we arrived, we got the best upgrade we ever had! We originally booked one of their simple bedroom cabins by the beach and got upgraded to a private villa with swimming pool in the heights of the island.

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We spent the next 2 days enjoying our private pool, our almost private beach, napping when it was raining, eating the local food and making new friends!

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After 48 hours of pure laziness we were ready for a little more action and headed to the lot more rural Ko Lanta. We were hoping to go on a few adventures there, but unfortunately I won’t have much to report on Ko Lanta as we had the worst weather once there, over the 2 days we had about 3 hours of sunshine and the rest was monsoon…

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We stayed at the Chaw Ka Cher hotel which was really nice and great value for money!

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After 2 days reading in our room or at the local cafe, we were seriously hoping to be more lucky  with the weather and headed to Krabi.

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We arrived around lunch time to our hotel, the Amari Vogue, and spent the next 2 days relaxing in this luxury resort.

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Krabi has some of the most beautiful sunsets! Make sure to grab a cocktail, enjoy the moment and take a million pictures!

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Once again, we spent our time napping during the hour of rain each afternoon and making the most of the last rays of sunshine before heading back to cold London.

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Thailand islands transport

If only my Monday commute was by long boat…

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Good old truck

This one must have had a long and successful career.

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