Hey everyone this is my blog on koh phi phi this was the 3rd time I had been to this island as I came twice last time I was in thailand. This time we went for 5days 4nights.
We got here after getting a flight from chiang mai to Bangkok waiting around for hours then getting a train from Bangkok to surrithani which was an overnight sleeper train, the train was not as nice as the last sleeper train myself and dave had been on as it was an old one but still did the job and was comfortable. Dave was on the bottom bunk and I was on top and on the opposite side chris was on the bottom bunk and a German girl was on top.
The travel agent we booked it through told us we would arrive at surrithani at 6.30am so we set our alarm for 6am but we didn't actually get there till gone 8am which was annoying because I could of got another couple of hours sleep. From the train ride we had to wait around for a bit to get onto a bus which was a bit of a shock when a proper thai bus with the no windows due to no air con or fans turned up I thought this is going to be a very uncomfortable 3 hour journey, but too my relief when we had got on the women told us we have a half hour journey on this bus to surrithani town where we would change onto an air on bus, which we did after another wait around in a travel shop and the chairs reclined on the bus which was good I was so tired from the journey I managed to get 40 winks on the bus.
The bus took us to krabi where again we had to wait around for a while in another travel shop till it was time for them to take us to the port for our ferry and we got taken there in a giant tuk tuk truck. We then got on the ferry and had a 2 hour boat ride where we finally arrived to koh phi phi after 28 hours of traveling, a taxi a plane another taxi a train 2 buses and a boat later.
As soon as we got off the boat at phi phi. Knew exactly where we were most things were the same but there was a few changes and added shops and hotels.
The hotel we stayed in was called orange tree it only had 4 rooms but it was such a nice place the location was perfect it had a tv and was clean and comfortable, we payed a lot extra for the room as it for my birthday and it was so worth it.
We went and had dinner as we hadn't eaten a single meal that day and it was nearly 5pm we went to a thai resteraunt we ate at a few times before the food was lovely.
That night we went out and enjoyed phi phi's famous nightlife where we all got a Samsong bucket and partied till it all closed at 2.30am and we had to go home myself dave and chris had such a good night we got shisha and laughing gas and just sat on the beach but we spent way to much money so it meant we then had to stay in for a couple of nights.
The next day chris's dad came from Phuket to phi phi to stay with us for a couple of days so we met him that afternoon at his hotel and used there pool, it was so nice to be in a pool and not on the beach for a change I'm really starting to hate sand!
That night we went to a bar for a couple of beers and to resteraunt and chris's dad treated us and paid for it all, he did to lunch that day aswell but myself and dave felt bad so we only ordered a sandwhich and chips to share and then went shop and bought some crisps to share.
The next day me and dave treated ourselves and went and got breakfast out (at the moment we buy a loaf of bread and jam and have 2 and a half jam sandwiches for breakfast because breakfast is so expensive here)
after that we met chris and went to see his dad and Lorraine on the beach and went in the sea and sunbathed and then we went and treated our self to a burger and chips for lunch which was so good. After that I went back to the hotel room to relax on my own why dave and chris went shopping down the market to get me a birthday present for the next day. After they were back and we were showered we went and met Steve (chris's dad) and Lorraine again in the same bar above the scuba shop where he got us a beer before we left to go for dinner where we went to Annie's resteraunt, we found out about this place on trip advisor it had amazing reviews so I wanted to see what the fuss was about we ordered a Tom Kah Kai (chicken in coconut soup) and chicken in garlic and pepper with rice and me and dave shared them, the food was so good! The best part about it though was chris's dad ordered me a chocolate brownie as it was my birthday eve all for myself hot brownies and ice cream it was delicious, he got another one for dave chris himself and Lorraine to share I felt so bad with the 4 of them sharing one when I had one to myself it was delicious and again chris's dad wouldn't let us pay for any of it was so nice of him. We then had to say bye a they were off back to Phuket in the morning.
The next day was my birthday and I woke up and dave sang happy birthday to me before we ate our bread and jam and left for the snorkelling trip we were going on, we got on a longboat with other people and set out to see. First of all we went to maya bay (where the beach was filmed) it was so busy though and there was rubbish in the sea it wasn't like that a year and a half hour it's like tourists have ruined its beauty which was a shame. We then got the boat around a cliff and went snorkelling where we saw a lot of fish and I took a video of them. After this it took us to another area where you could swim in beautiful clear waters it was lovely. The last stop as monkey beach where the monkeys were playing around I managed to get close enough for a picture but didn't get too close because there known for being a bit vicious sometimes.
We got off the boat about 2pm and we went for lunch and then to a pub for a beer where chris bought mine for my bday. We then went back and relaxed for a few hours before going out for my birthday where I skyped a few people and received my presents from dave he got me some thai trousers which I really needed as mine were falling apart and a top a bracelet a necklace and a couple of chocolate bars and chris had got me a snickers and a milo drink I as in heaven with all the chocolate.
That night we went out for my birthday meal where we got a feast it was so good!
We then went out for a night out the same as the First night to celebrate and had a really good night and i went to sleep dreading how i would feel getting up the next morning to get a boat to koh lanta. I will update you from there. Love you and miss you x