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Koh Phi Phi

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Phi Phi draw is unmistakable. Chosen as the backdrop for the movie ’The Beach’ with its butterfly shape and uninhabited little sister island means it is by no means undiscovered. In all honesty it has become a bit too commercial perhaps for its own good but the throngs of Gap-year students didn’t seem to mind.
In order to go to the more picturesque bays in and around Phi Phi we joined a boat trip. To start off we got the adrenaline pumping with some 10m cliff jumping (Kirstin terrified!), before doing some spectacular snorkelling. We were encouraged to hold some bread in our mouths to attract the fish. A feeding frenzy followed right before or masks, freaky.

We also decided to go on a little trek through the jungle to a more remote beach in the north of the island. Whilst the beach was nice, I’m not sure that it was worth the stand off that awaited us on our way home when we were ambushed by four rather large male monkeys. It was pretty scary. We had to beat a hasty retreat, hearts racing, and get a taxi boat home.

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Koh Sumai

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As it is known for being one of the most commercial of the islands we decided to avoid the main stretch and stay in the north at what the more generous back-backers refer to as a Sandals resort. Well… it has a pool and hot showers. It was easy spending our days lounging by the pool and reading our books. Yeah tough life we know!

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koh Pang Yang

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This island is famous for the Full Moon Party but we got there slightly before the hordes and managed to find a cheap shabby hut with the redeeming feature of being right on the beach. Unfortunately, Kist was struck down again with some bug and missed the full moon party. I however, went and enjoyed perhaps one too many Thai Whiskey buckets. I also managed to find my way home that night even if it my top and flip-flops didn’t! We had lots of nice food at this great little cook your own barbeque place.

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Koh Tao

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We found a nice hut close to the action on Saree beach (but far enough away to get some sleep at night (when we were so inclined). Koh Tao is a great size for exploring on a scooter although the roads are incredibly steep and sometimes just dirt-tracks. Luckily, our favourite beach was only a half hour walk away. We spent most days hanging out there soaking up the sun and snorkelling in crystal clear turquoise waters. It really is picture perfect.

Koh Tao is famous for its affordable diving – so we decided to make the most of this and put our wet suits on again. We went to Shark Island and the Pinnacle where we were met by huge shoals of Yellow Tail Barracuda, Mean Nemos to mention a few.

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From the moment we touched down in Bangkok we decided to treat ourselves to a few days of relative luxury, starting with a fairly plush room (hot shower, air-con and a TV – a holy trinity we never experienced in India). From there we hit the bright and bustling streets of the Koh San Road where we had some great street food (pork noodle soup) and a big bottle or two of Chang! We even treated ourselves to facials before making the overnight bus trip to Koh Toa.

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