Ko phi phi's cute. it is cute. really cute.

Trip Start Nov 01, 2007
Trip End Feb 22, 2008

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

So, we're home now. But we never finished up bloggin' 'bout our last week of adventures, and we have no problem pretending we're still on a beautiful, hot island instead of surrounded by towering snowbanks. The winter is already sucking out our tans.

Ko Phi Phi was the stuff dreams are made of. A fantasy island that was ever more exciting due to the fact that our bf Leo once graced the land. In the contest for Most Beautiful Place in the World, Ko Phi Phi takes the crown. And Leo wears it.

Activities galore! We said goodbye to our beach-bumming days and set our alarms for - gasp - several mornings in a row. On our first day, we hopped aboard a big white boat and set sail around all the little islands surrounding Ko Phi Phi, peeling ourselves off the top deck to hop in the ocean to snorkel, kayak, and swim around with the colourful fishies. Highlights of the day included Bamboo island, a teeny island with white powder sand and water so clear and turquoise you didn't need a mask to see all the fish swimming around our bodies. We also kayaked into THE BEACH, where we took "Parallel Universe" jumping photos. The Beach's beach was the Best Movie Set of the trip, blowing Tomb Raider/Angkor Wat outta the water. It was gor-geous.

The next day, we were on the dive boat at the crack of dawn. We scored big on diving with three other girls, and since girls use less air underwater, our 2 dives were supa-long at an hour each time. The coral was wicked cool - the brightest and most unique shapes we've ever seen. We saw 2 sea turtles, tons of boxfish (my fave), moray eels (bebe and biguns), flutenose fish, frog fish, cuttle fish, lots of Nemo families, and the piece de resistance: a big leopard shark.

I guess I lied, because we actually spent the last day on Ko Phi Phi in full beach bum mode - we took a longtail boat over to Long Beach and accidentally spent the whole day lounging in the sun and taking in the LIMESTONE PEAKS, breaking only to reapply our spf 30 lip balm (did you know that it's much harder to eat spicy thai food with burnt lips? We've got our priorities in order.)

And then, on our last glorious day on Thailand's southern islands, we were dragged kicking and screaming onto the boat to leave. I kid, I kid. In truth, we put on our backpacks and stood on the pier in the sweatiest hour-long lineup waiting to cram ourselves onto a (air-conditioned, thank GOD) boat to Krabi. Boo-hoo.
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