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After a quick flight from Jakarta we stayed a night in Phuket before heading out to the island Koh Phi Phi. Arriving in Thailand, well Phuket anyway, was a huge wallet shock having spent the previous 3 weeks in Indonesia, A tiny pizza, fried rice with chicken satay and 2 beers came to £20, UK prices if not dearer! The ...
... in Thailand.
I tried it with a beautiful Russian girl who was near my location, but nothing to do, she was as cold as an iceberg and did not speak a single word of English and did not appreciate my tentative to speak Russian.
So I talked again with Andreas from Stuttgart and then with his other German friends from Berlin: Udo, Raf and Ulriche, a nice lady with two children of the age of my daughter.
She expressed her teenager joy when she ...
... glory doing a hair flick.
We left the bay 40 or 50 minutes later, we saw a pack of sea gypsies. Nomadic people who live on the sea. They are expert fisherman, and are said to be able to free dive 20 or 30 meters and catch fish with their bare hands.
After this we went past big caves in the cliff faces, there were people living in them. They harvest Swallow saliva, which is worth a small fortune, and is ...
... so our first night was a very chilled one with a few drinks at a rooftop bar. The next day we went to the beach for a bit before renting our own long tail boat to take us to Phi Phi Leh. First we went into a lagoon that had the clearest, bluest water I've ever seen but because it was late the tide was getting too low for us to stop, so we went to the next bay to do some snorkeling. One year ago I would have never gone snorkeling but things are different now! ...
... HOW to dive - it's another concept to properly direct someone who has never dived before. It's been really overwhelming. There were a few moments when I questioned myself if I can really do it. I took a few walks on the beach to clear my head and cool off. But I realized, one of the reasons I left NYC was to leave monotonous and stagnant life routines. I am finally being challenged and ...