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.
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.
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.
^^ 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.
^^ 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?