Recently, I had the pleasure of exploring a small amount of Thailand. While there were many memorable experiences, the one that stuck out the most was the day I spent on the different areas of Phi Phi Island. While I could write a whole blog post on every different spot I had the pleasure of visiting, I will try my best to condense it for quick readability. Overall it was a super fun experience, and definitely the one I would most want to do again (despite the absolute life-ruining sunburn).
The day started at 6 A.M. with the group I was with piling on the small speedboat. As you can see from the included picture, I didn’t really prepare for a whole day in the sun. After about an hour on the boat, cutting through the waves, we made it to the first stop of the day. A very touristic spot, with a beautiful view over-looking a tranquil bay, was my first impression of Phi Phi. The small beach was host to a lush jungle, a tourist stand, a few paths through the trees, and a stairway that led to the bay view. After a short stay we were on our way to the next stop.
Sailing around the side of one of the smaller islands in the chain, we passed caves that were both inhabited by natives, as well as off limits to any visitors. The thoughts of people that live underground both shocked and intrigued me, making me daydream about the day-to-day life that those people must lead. A few minutes later we arrived at a bay with no discernible beach, but steep cliffs that fully surrounded it. Having time to jump off the back of the boat and float in the secluded bay, fully immersed in nature, gave me even more time to reflect on where I was and just how beautiful life can be. After a while of being lost in the beauty of the world we were off to the next set of adventures Phi Phi had in store for us.
Part two coming soon. Share your experiences in Thailand in the comments!