Sorry it's taken so long to upload our news, we've been really busy on our Intrepid tour, which we'll tell you about soon.
Carrying on from our last blog, we travelled from Malaysia into Thailand. Our first stop was Krabi, where we met an Aussie couple and an English guy called Craig (from Southampton). We all went elephant riding together, which was absolutely fantastic. We also went on a four islands boat tour and saw some beautiful beaches, swam in some clear blue waters and snorkelled with the most colourful fish you would ever see!
From Krabi, we caught the ferry to the famous Koh Phi Phi Don, with Craig, and we stayed on the quieter side, Long Beach. It was a beautiful place and the weather was perfect. However Josie was not impressed with our beach side bungalow, with a cold shower, non flushing toilet, lots of cockroaches and no plug socket to plug her straightners into! From Long Beach, we took a boat trip to Phi Phi Lay and saw Maya Bay, where Leonardo Di Caprio's 'The Beach' was filmed. The area was stunning, minus the masses of other tourists! We also swam and snorkelled in some secluded bays which somehow cured Josie's phobia of fish! This was a really great day, especially as we had our own private long boat.
That evening we thought we'd treat ourselves to a Thai massage. The massage beds overlooked the beach and sea. However the actual massage wasn't as relaxing we'd hoped for, although Danny coped better! Infact for Josie it was the most painful experience she'd ever gone through.
For our last day on Phi Phi, we spent a very long time at the market. There were loads of stalls, all selling clothes and jewellery. We may have got abit carried away with buying things!
From there we caught a ferry to Phuket. We stayed in the main town for one night and had a day to explore, visiting the market and experienced some beautiful views from the top of Phuket Hill.
We then took a 12 hour V.I.P bus up to Bangkok, the journey wasn't too bad, as we are both now used to travelling long trips.
The following day we hired a taxi for the whole day and went to Kanchanaburi to visit the Tiger Temple. Our taxi driver spoke little English, infact none at all, but ended up being one of the nicest Thais we've met! It was a long journey to the Tiger Temple, but worth every mile driven. We walked along side a tiger, sat next to and stroked them, and also played with two tiger cubs. Danny even had a big tiger's head in his lap. We took plenty of photos so that we'd never forget this day, it will go down as one of our trip highlights.
After the Tiger Temple, we visited Death Railway at Kanchanaburi, and then made our way back to the capital.
The following day we met our tour group for our Indochina Intrepid tour of Southeast Asia. The adventures of our tour will be uploaded to this site soon.
Hope you're all well, miss you lots
Danny and Josie xxxxx