After our 2 hour boat journey over to Ko Phi-Phi, we arrived to hear the shrieks of Vicky booming down the pier with Neil and Katie not far behind. During our hello's, we saw our good friend Adam Brooker who appeared out of nowhere and that is how the Phi Phi dream team was formed!
Because the island's so busy, its usually better to book accomodation beforehand but me and Jade being me and Jade, well we're just not sensible enough for that so we had to wander around with our backpacks on finding somewhere to stay. Vicky and co had booked themselves a nice hotel on their holiday budget but with our traveller budget, well it was more of a box than a room. The toilet had no flusher, it was a flush it yourself job, there was no sink and the bed had nealry all its springs sticking out of it...comfy. So there was no other option but to have a few drinks each night in order to be able to sleep properly. And with the other three (Vicky Neil and Katie) on holiday, well of course they wanted to drink as well.
For the next few nights we spent our time at Ibiza bar and made it our home from home. We spent as little time as possible in our box and as much time as possible on the beach which was just amazing. Ko Phi Phi was the second most affected place from the tsunami and you wouldnt be able to tell at all except for the numerous evacution signs that remind you to run to higher ground in the event of another tsunami...thanks for the warnining but pretty sure I wouldnt be crawling away. Even so, it is most definitely the most gorgeous place in Thailand that we had seen.
The holidayers (Vicky Neil and Katie) were loving the cheapness of Phi Phi, especially Vicky who felt the need to treat herself to a dress, or two, for every nigtht we went out. She had bought more clothes in the 4 days we spent on Phi Phi then I had the whole time I'd been away! And just so the two girls fitted in, they decided against packing a suitcase but instead bought real travelling backpacks and insisted that for their two weeks away, they would be called travellers.
After the very crazy time we had on Ko Phi-Phi, it was time for me to say my goodbye's. Jade was leaving to go back to Sydney to see the husband and so I had decided to go back upto Bangkok and meet the two Adam's and Lewis.
I almost missed the boat though of course. After a big night out, we got in bed at around 5.20am and me and Jade both set our alarms for 8am. Did we wake up? Did we w***y. Luckily my messed up body clock woke me up at 8.30 and with no time for a shower, I launched myself out of bed, into some shorts and vest top and was out by the boat pier by 8.45.
After a very emotional goodbye with Jade, I got on the boat back to mainland at 9am and didnt get to Bangkok until 5am the next morning. I slept a lot of the way which made things easier and was thankful in a way that I had only got 3 hours sleep the night before from spending all night at Ibiza bar again!! It was officially the longest journey of my travelling yet.