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Before Phi Phi Island I Was An Underwater Virgin

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I got an email recently from Pearl of Pretty Mayhem, a reminder of Pretty Travels link up. This month’s theme is Sun, Sea and Sand. You know, beach holidays. I browsed through recent photos only to realize I didn’t do much of it this year. So instead I decided to re-post (republish?) my old post in 2011. I have never done re posting before, but I am pretty sure I none reads my blog then. Also, the blog was under a different name, so I guess it’s safe to say that I didn’t break any blogging cardinal rules. Yet.


We are at Phi Phi island! We took a boat ride from Krabi yesterday, it took two hours to reach this amazing island. Within minutes of being here, we have declared our love for it. Yin even has self promoted herself to a Phi-Phier. We are staying at Phi Phi Palm Resort, a cozy hotel near the market. The first night here, after getting massage, we spent most of the time inside, swimming and getting drunk.

Phi Phi Island

Today we joined a snorkeling tour. We started from the pier to the monkey bay, a lagoon or two and finished it off at the Maya beach where the movie The Beach starring Leonardo Dicaprio was shot. The whole boat ride presented the most breathtaking places I have ever seen in my life. I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to be able to see it. I was high on happiness, so high that I jumped into the ocean without much hesitation, forgetting my irrational fear of the sea.

Phi Phi Island

Thus, my first snorkelling experience. OMG! It was indescribable. I felt like peeking into another world. For a moment there I forgot that I was floating in the middle of the sea. I forgot about my everything above these water. It was just me and thousands of beautiful beings and colors right below me. I never heard before that snorkeling was a life changing experience, but it was for me. Never in life I felt so humbled and grateful to live among these abundances. Snorkeling touched my soul. When I go back home, I am going to ask all my friends to book a flight ticket to Thailand and experience snorkeling.

We also did some kayaking through some of the most beautiful lagoons. Again, it was my first. Finally, we watched the sunset from the boat and headed back to the pier.

Back the island we continued yesterday routine which was to get a massage (much needed after all day swimming and snorkeling) followed by dinner and drinks, before heading back to the hotel.

Song Pad Thai Phi Phi Island

^^ Today’s dinner was at Song’s Pad Thai. It’s a tiny teeny pad thai store covered with letters and love notes from every part of the world. Like almost everything else on this day, this was my first pad thai. I didn’t like it that much, but maybe because I don’t like noodle generally. My friends said that it was good, and looking for its worldwide reviewers, maybe I was standing alone by my choice here.

Silly us

^^ Us after a few glasses of $4 white Russian. I think nothing beats traveling with your best friends, not even snorkelling. Or maybe snorkelling (but not for that long). I am so thankful for Yin, who brought her hi tech camera everywhere and recorded our whole trip. I want to write more, but too tired you guys. Off to bed. Sawadika.

When was your last beach holiday? Did you snorkel there?

Other beach holiday post: Happy Holidays from Phi Phi Island // Nusa Lembongan

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  • Snorkeling is great – its such a different world under the water! (Came via Pretty Travels linkup)

    • Foreign Geek

      Hi Fairlie, thanks for stopping by <3 Yes I so agree with you, it's one of the best experiences in my life

  • How beautiful! The only time I’ve been snorkelling my back got very very sunburnt hahahaha
    $4 white russians! Yowza!

    • Foreign Geek

      Yowza indeed. I am hoping next time I go there, they don’t hike the price uxuberantly.

  • I’ve never been snorkeling but I can imagine it would be a magical experience. My friend went snorkeling in NZ a couple of years ago and he got hooked on it. He even has a diving diploma now 🙂

    • Foreign Geek

      I have heard some many similar stories Pearl. Go snorkle and let us know how do you like it.

  • Oh the first time I went snorkeling I got hooked on the underwater life…and the first time I went diving was in Thailand! 🙂 it’s hard to go wrong there haha.

    • Foreign Geek

      Exactly how I feel. Thank you for stopping by Amy. xo.

  • Caroline Sparkles & Crumbs

    Dearest Nana, have I told you how much I ADORE your blog? The glitter… the pink… the amazing adventures! I have yet to go snorkeling [I’m a bit afraid of it…!], but this definitely intrigued me!! So happy you took part in Pretty Travels! 🙂

    • Foreign Geek

      Wow, that’s a honor coming from you Caroline! I was one of Fabulousitea loyal listeners (sad that you guys stopped it) and I love your personality, your happy vibes and your blog. Thank you, I’m looking forward to participate in the next link up. Stay awesome!

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