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Ko Phi Phi

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We left Ko Lanta around 7:30 am by ferry for Ko Phi Phi. The ferry ride was only 1 hour long.

Ko Lanta Pier

Ko Lanta Pier

Ko Lanta Pier

Ko Lanta Pier

Ko Lanta Pier

Ko Lanta Pier

Ko Lanta Pier

Ko Lanta Pier

Ko Lanta

Ko Lanta

Beautiful Sky

Beautiful Sky

Islands beside the main Ko Phi Phi

Islands beside the main Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi is a well known island where many tourist come so it's more expensive then other islands. It has a beautiful beach with white sand and turquoise water. It has limestone cliffs similar to Railay beach.

Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi Pier

Ko Phi Phi Pier

Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi

Long-tail boats at Ko Phi Phi Pier

Long-tail boats at Ko Phi Phi Pier

We arrived in Ko Phi Phi around 9:30 am and headed to our hotel that we had booked at the Blue Adamon Resort in Ko Lanta. It was very close to the pier so it was easy to find. We shared a room with Pat/Mom which was more cost efficient.

Ko Phi Phi was hit by the tsunami 6 years ago and had to be all rebuilt. There are many evacuation signs, tsunami building and alarm tower. We assume that the building is for evacuation purposes in case there is a tsunami. The building is very close to the beach so it's probably for the people that wouldn't have time to follow the evacuation route up the hill. It's made out of concrete and looks very new.

Tsunami Building on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Tsunami Building on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Tsunami Tower on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Tsunami Tower on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Tsunami Signs on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Tsunami Signs on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Tsunami Building on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Tsunami Building on Ko Phi Phi Beach

We went to the Thank You Restaurant when we arrived in Ko Phi Phi. The owner of the restaurant was a survivor of the tsunami and he has a sign explaining how he survived and all the people he thanks.
Thank You Restaurant

Thank You Restaurant

Thank You Restaurant

Thank You Restaurant

Thank You Restaurant

Thank You Restaurant


Green Curry Soup from the Thank You Restaurant on Ko Phi Phi

Green Curry Soup from the Thank You Restaurant on Ko Phi Phi

Green Curry Soup, Pad Thai, and Yellow Curry from the Thank You Restaurant on Ko Phi Phi

Green Curry Soup, Pad Thai, and Yellow Curry from the Thank You Restaurant on Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi streets feel like you are walking through a market. There are vendors, little stores, restaurants, and bars lining the street.

Ko Phi Phi Street

Ko Phi Phi Street

Street of Ko Phi Phi

Street of Ko Phi Phi

Street of Ko Phi Phi

Street of Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi Street

Ko Phi Phi Street

After we were settled in our room we got ready and headed straight to the beach. Luckily there were beach chairs and umbrellas that you could rent for the day!
Beach Chairs on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Beach Chairs on Ko Phi Phi Beach

The beach is beautiful! There were a lot of people the first day we were there but the second day we walked farther down the beach where it was less crowded. Many people come to Phi Phi on day trips so boats are always coming and going.
Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Sarah on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Sarah on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Sarah and Tyler at Ko Phi Phi Beach

Sarah and Tyler at Ko Phi Phi Beach

Long-tail Boat on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Long-tail Boat on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Tyler at Ko Phi Phi Beach

Tyler at Ko Phi Phi Beach

Tyler at Ko Phi Phi Beach

Tyler at Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Ko Phi Phi Beach

Long-tail Boat on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Long-tail Boat on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Palm tree at Ko Phi Phi Beach

Palm tree at Ko Phi Phi Beach

Sarah and Tyler on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Sarah and Tyler on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Long-tail Boat on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Long-tail Boat on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Just like the other beaches the tide went out a lot. You could walk forever and all the way is a sandy bottom.
Ko Phi Phi Beach at low tide

Ko Phi Phi Beach at low tide

Ko Phi Phi Beach at low tide

Ko Phi Phi Beach at low tide

Ko Phi Phi at low tide

Ko Phi Phi at low tide

Unfortunately we aren't facing the west so the sunsets aren't as beautiful as Ko Lanta or Railay beach.

Sunset on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Sunset on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Sunset on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Sunset on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Sunset on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Sunset on Ko Phi Phi Beach

During the day people walk around handing out fliers which are advertising different bars. A lot of them give out a free bucket if you hand in the flyer. We decided to go to the Apache Bar. It seemed to be the most popular. They had a fire show through out the night where you can participate. They started off with the flaming sticks and balls.

Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach


Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach


Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Show at Apache Bar on Ko Phi Phi Beach

They then moved to skipping where anyone could participate.
Skipping with fire on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Skipping with fire on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Skipping with fire on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Skipping with fire on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Next was limbo!
Limboing under fire on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Limboing under fire on Ko Phi Phi Beach

A guy limboing under fire on Ko Phi Phi Beach

A guy limboing under fire on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Sarah Limboing under Fire on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Sarah Limboing under Fire on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Pat Limboing under Fire on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Pat Limboing under Fire on Ko Phi Phi Beach

Then they finished off the fire show with the hoop! Anyone was able to jump through it as well.
Fire Hoop Ko Phi Phi Beach

Fire Hoop Ko Phi Phi Beach

It was a great night being on the beach enjoying the fire show and free drinks!

Tomorrow we are heading to Maya Bay where the movie "The Beach" was filmed. We are going on a camping trip which includes visiting the viking caves on the way, snorkeling, and kayaking. All food and equipment is provided. We are really looking forward to this and can't wait to share our experience with you!

Posted by Thai-Sarah 08:19 Archived in Thailand Tagged tourist_sites Comments (0)

Ko Rok Snorkeling Day Trip

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We left at 8:10 am to head to Ko Rok by speed boat. We caught the boat just down the beach and picked up a few other people further south down Ko Lanta beach with a total of 22 passengers. It took 1 hour across the Adaman Sea to reach Ko Rok.
Tyler on the Speed Boat to Ko Rok

Tyler on the Speed Boat to Ko Rok

Pat and Sarah on the Speed Boat to Ko Rok

Pat and Sarah on the Speed Boat to Ko Rok

Sarah on the Speed Boat to Ko Rok

Sarah on the Speed Boat to Ko Rok

When we arrived to Ko Rok we thought we found paradise! Turquoise water, white sand, no cars, no hotels, just beach!
Sign on Ko Rok

Sign on Ko Rok


Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

We went snorkeling at three different locations where we saw the most beautiful fish and coral ever! Every location was different and we wished we had an underwater camera to capture the underwater world.
Snorkling at Ko Rok

Snorkling at Ko Rok

We had lunch on the beach which was delicious which we had, red curry with chicken and potatoes, sauteed vegetables, KFC (Krabi Fried Chicken), watermelon, pineapple and soft drinks.
Lunch on Ko Rok

Lunch on Ko Rok

We had an hour and a half of free time on the beach which Tyler enjoyed snorkeling and Sarah and Pat enjoyed the beach!
Pat at Ko Roc Beach

Pat at Ko Roc Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Tyler Swinging on Ko Rok Beach

Tyler Swinging on Ko Rok Beach

Tyler Swinging on Ko Rok Beach

Tyler Swinging on Ko Rok Beach

Tyler going Snorkling on Ko Rok Beach

Tyler going Snorkling on Ko Rok Beach

Sarah Jumping on Ko Rok Beach

Sarah Jumping on Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Ko Rok Beach

Pat almost jumping on Ko Rok Beach

Pat almost jumping on Ko Rok Beach

We came across some beach wildlife which we were able to capture.
Lizard on Ko Rok

Lizard on Ko Rok

Crabs on Ko Rok

Crabs on Ko Rok

We discovered that there's camping on Ko Rok and would recommend anyone to stay a few nights and enjoy paradise.
Camping on Ko Rok

Camping on Ko Rok

We were sad to leave Ko Rok but we are looking forward to Phi Phi tomorrow!
Ko Rok

Ko Rok

We would like to apologize to everyone that checks our blog regularly for not updating but we are on island time now and we admit to becoming a bit lazy. Thanks for checking up on us and make sure to check out the photography section because we upload more pictures than we post in the actual blog.

Posted by Thai-Sarah 06:39 Archived in Thailand Tagged boating Comments (0)

Ko Lanta: Blue Andaman Resort

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The first night we stayed in air conditioned hotel room but then we moved the next day to a bungalow which we shared with Pat/Mom for 1000 baht ($30.00). The Blue Andaman Resort is right on the beach but unfortunately it was rocky during the low tide but we had a great pool!
Road to the Blue Adaman Resort

Road to the Blue Adaman Resort


Blue Adaman Resort

Blue Adaman Resort

Blue Adaman Resort

Blue Adaman Resort


Sarah and Tyler eating at the Blue Adaman Resort

Sarah and Tyler eating at the Blue Adaman Resort

Pat enjoyed snorkeling but got freaked out when she saw a HUGE eel.
Pat Snorkling at Ko Lanta Beach

Pat Snorkling at Ko Lanta Beach

Even though the beach was rocky it was still beautiful.
Ko Lanta Beach

Ko Lanta Beach

Ko Lanta Beach

Ko Lanta Beach

Ko Lanta Beach

Ko Lanta Beach

Palm Trees on Ko Lanta Beach

Palm Trees on Ko Lanta Beach

Blue Adaman Resort

Blue Adaman Resort

It was neat to see low tide.
Ko lanta Beach when the tide is low

Ko lanta Beach when the tide is low

Every night we enjoyed dinner and watching the sunset.
Pat and her Fruit Salad

Pat and her Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad at the Blue Adaman Resort

Fruit Salad at the Blue Adaman Resort

Tyler and Pat enjoying a Singha

Tyler and Pat enjoying a Singha

Sunset over the Adaman Sea at low tide

Sunset over the Adaman Sea at low tide

Sunset over the Adaman Sea at low tide

Sunset over the Adaman Sea at low tide

Sunset over the Adaman Sea at low tide

Sunset over the Adaman Sea at low tide

Sunset over the Adaman Sea at low tide

Sunset over the Adaman Sea at low tide

Sunset over the Adaman Sea at low tide

Sunset over the Adaman Sea at low tide

Sunset over the Adaman Sea at low tide

Sunset over the Adaman Sea at low tide

We came across a local ma and pa thai restaurant which had a very small menu but the best Tom Yum soup ever for $1!
Local Chef cooking us Dinner

Local Chef cooking us Dinner

Last night we were visited by the local holy cows in front of our bungalow.
Cow in our Garden at the Blue Adaman Resort

Cow in our Garden at the Blue Adaman Resort

We had an early night to get ready for our day trip that we booked to Ko Rok which included a lunch and a day of snorkeling on an island that had NO hotels or cars.

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Krabi -> Ao Nang -> Railay Beach

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We arrived in Krabi at 7:30am after the 12 hour super VIP bus ride. We took a minivan to Ao Nang Pier where we caught a long-tail boat to Railay Beach where we stayed at the Garden View Resort for 2 nights.
Long-tail boats at Ao Nang Pier

Long-tail boats at Ao Nang Pier

Long-tail Boat at Ao Nang Pier

Long-tail Boat at Ao Nang Pier

Long tail boats at Ao Nang Pier

Long tail boats at Ao Nang Pier

Long-tail boat

Long-tail boat

Islands

Islands

Islands

Islands

Tyler and Pat in the Long-tail boat

Tyler and Pat in the Long-tail boat

Sarah in the long-tail boat

Sarah in the long-tail boat

Limestone Clifs of Krabi

Limestone Clifs of Krabi

Coming up to Railay Beach was pretty spectacular seeing the limestone cliffs and the white sand was unforgettable. Rock climbers come to Railay beach just to climb the cliffs that were over 300'. It was neat to see how high they were from watching on the beach.
West side of Railay Beach

West side of Railay Beach

Limestone Clifs at the West side of Railay Beach

Limestone Clifs at the West side of Railay Beach

Limestone Clifs at the West side of Railay Beach

Limestone Clifs at the West side of Railay Beach

The beach is divided into west and east where the west beach has the nice beach with the expensive accommodations and the east side has the rocky, muddy beach with the cheap accommodations where we stayed!!!!!!

We took the walking street to the east side, which was only 10 minutes to our resort from the beach.
Walking Street that connects the East and West Railay Beach

Walking Street that connects the East and West Railay Beach


We came across some monkeys that entertained us for awhile.
Monkeys

Monkeys

Monkeys

Monkeys

Finally we arrived at the Garden View Resort which was the VERY LAST one, but it was worth it!!!!
Garden View Resort, Railay Beach

Garden View Resort, Railay Beach

Sarah and Pat climbing the stairs to our Bungalow

Sarah and Pat climbing the stairs to our Bungalow

We stayed in bungalows on the hill that had a bathroom and bedroom all in one. Each bungalow was 800 baht ($23.60 CAN).
Our Bungalow at the Garden View Resort at Railay Beach

Our Bungalow at the Garden View Resort at Railay Beach

Our Bungalow at the Garden View Resort at Railay Beach

Our Bungalow at the Garden View Resort at Railay Beach

Our Bungalow at the Garden View Resort at Railay Beach

Our Bungalow at the Garden View Resort at Railay Beach

Our Bungalow at the Garden View Resort at Railay Beach

Our Bungalow at the Garden View Resort at Railay Beach

Our Bungalow at the Garden View Resort at Railay Beach

Our Bungalow at the Garden View Resort at Railay Beach

Path to our Bungalow

Path to our Bungalow

Our Bungalow at the Garden View Resort at Railay Beach

Our Bungalow at the Garden View Resort at Railay Beach

Our Bungalow at the Garden View Resort at Railay Beach

Our Bungalow at the Garden View Resort at Railay Beach

The East side of Railay beach was just as beautiful as the west but with no sandy beach.
East Side of Railay Beach

East Side of Railay Beach

East side at Railay Beach

East side at Railay Beach

Sarah walking at the east side of Railay Beach

Sarah walking at the east side of Railay Beach

Tyler at the East side of Railay Beach

Tyler at the East side of Railay Beach

Every day we went to the west side to enjoy the beautiful beach and the high limestone cliffs.
West side of Railay Beach

West side of Railay Beach

West side of Railay Beach

West side of Railay Beach

West side of Railay Beach

West side of Railay Beach

West side of Railay Beach

West side of Railay Beach

West side of Railay Beach

West side of Railay Beach

West side of Railay Beach

West side of Railay Beach

It was very interesting to watch the tide go out and see the coral appear.
West side of Railay Beach

West side of Railay Beach

Every night we went to the west side to watch the AMAZING sunset! It is hard to even describe how beautiful it truly was with all the colours in the sky and the music playing in the background. We took so many pictures but here are the best of the bunch.
West side of Railay Beach Sunset

West side of Railay Beach Sunset

West side of Railay Beach Sunset

West side of Railay Beach Sunset

West side of Railay Beach Sunset

West side of Railay Beach Sunset

West side of Railay Beach Sunset

West side of Railay Beach Sunset

On our third day we left for Ko Lanta on a ferry.
the ferry we took to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

the ferry we took to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach


Pat and Sarah stayed on the deck the whole two hours while Tyler slept in the air conditioned cabin.
Pat on the Ferry to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

Pat on the Ferry to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

Ferry to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

Ferry to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

Ferry to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

Ferry to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

Ferry to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

Ferry to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

Ferry to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

Ferry to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

Pat on the Ferry to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

Pat on the Ferry to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

Ferry to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

Ferry to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

Ferry to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

Ferry to Koh Lanta from Railay Beach

We arrived at Ko Lanta at 12:45 and got picked up by our resort bus.

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Pat's First Nights in Bangkok, Thailand

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Tyler and I surprised Pat at the airport on the night of the 11th around 11:45. We told her that we had arranged transportation for her from the airport to a hotel but instead we welcomed her to Thailand!

The first nights we stayed at the Blue Wana apartments where she was treated to a very nice one bedroom apartment all to her self. We had a few beers the night that she arrived and got to bed around 3:00 am.

The next day we took her to our favourite restaurant that is across the street where she had her first pad thai!
Favourite Restaurant in Bangkok

Favourite Restaurant in Bangkok

Pat's First Pad Thai

Pat's First Pad Thai

After we did a little shopping at the MBK center, we treated ourselves to one hour thai massages. Later that night we went to the market and stayed at the beer garden to enjoy some towers.
Pat's First Tower

Pat's First Tower

The next day was much of the same but most of our time was spent getting to the other side of town to get bus tickets to Krabi. After that adventure we were ready to treat ourselves to some refreshments (the famous Sang Som night) at the beer gardens.
Pat, Tyler and Sarah

Pat, Tyler and Sarah


For dinner that night we enjoyed a great pot of peasant soup for 100 baht ($3.30 Can) for all three of us!
Soup Pot

Soup Pot

Soup

Soup

The next day we were off to Krabi on a 12 hour overnight bus ride.

Posted by Thai-Sarah 05:54 Archived in Thailand Comments (0)

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