Another early start to get the boat to Phi Phi, where we were blest with rain most of the way. However, as we approached the island then sun shone through to welcome us!
We found our 'beautiful' bungalow (consisting of a mattress on the floor, some interesting 'naked' posters, and a stench of urine!) Needless to say we made a swift exit to the beach!
Dined at an understated local restaurant where we enjoyed some very hot curry! Xtina ate prawns!!!!!
We made our way to Hippies bar on the beach as we 'relaxed' on the worlds most uncomfortable seats & enjoyed a mix of entertainment, including a didgery-doo band, a weird cucumber cutting knife act & a fireshow! Time to go home!!
We sadly left our less than acceptable mattress and signed ourselves into our luxury 4-walled hotel! We hit the beach for more action in the sun! On our final dip before heading home Jo stubbed her toe on an invisible rock in the sea :( As Xtina caught up on a few zzzz's Jo's toe grew bigger & more bruised!
We ventured as far as the end of the road to 'The Rock', where we sat above the streets of Phi Phi and looked on at all the tourists as we enjoyed our food!!
As the sky was looking a little greyer than what we hoped combined with the fact we had been inactive for best part of 10 days we embarked on a marathon trek around the island. After some brunch we set off! It was not however the simple stroll that we had planned as our destination of Long Beach had some tricky hurdles to master in the form of rocks and over-grown trees! Even though jo's toe was the size of a finger she fought on-what a champion! After arriving at Long Beach an hour and a half later we quickly noticed a long tail boat that was heading back so we quickly jumped aboard...200bht well spent! As the lonely planet has recommended a bar by the pier we thought we would try it out...it turned out to be the most expensive bar ever...our budget didn't allow us to go back! Definitely worth a visit though just for the comedy value...one of the customers struck up a convo with jo as he said she looked like his brother!! What a complement...he did start with saying she was stunning and beautiful! There was no way back as the damage had already been done!
On our way back Xtina indulged in a Dr Foot...were the little fishes eat your dead skin on your feet...an interesting yet pleasant experience!
Our evening consisted of dining at Garlic1992, gorgeous restaurant where they give you a thai wordsheet to practice the language, and the recipe of your dinner! With Xtina's new found love of prawns she's promised to make Jo a prawn curry when back home!
We made our way to the Irish bar and shot a few games of pool, before heading to the Reggae bar to sit ring-side & watch Thai boxing! An experience in itself!! We returned to the Irish bar & took on some new opponents! Our evening was cut abruptly short when an excessively drunk English girl was abandoned near us! Unable to stand, speak or sit, we took her outside & attempted to feed her with water! She proceeded to turnout the contents of her stomach, narrowly missing Xtina as she propped her up! After a short while she regained her composure & ungratefully staggered down the road! In the meantime the heavens had opened, & before we could find shelter we were already soaked through to our underwear!! After temporally standing in a shop front we concluded we had no choice but to leg it, as we waded through streams up to our ankles!!
An eventful day had by all!!