Ban Ko Phi Phi

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  • Day136

    Koh Phi Phi - Monkey Beach

    Yesterday in Thailand

    On the way to one of the monkey beaches of Koh Phi Phi the weather changed and we had a lot of rain and the sea was rough. But after 30 minutes the sun came back and we could watch the monkeys.

    Als wir von Bamboo Island losgefahren sind hat sich das Wetter von heiß und sonnig auf Regen und Wind. Die Überfahrt zurück nach Koh Phi Phi war somit deutlich unruhiger. Als wir nach 30 Minuten jedoch den Monkey Beach erreicht haben war von den Wolken und dem Wind schon wieder nichts mehr zu sehen und wir konnten die Affen ein bisschen beobachten.Read more

  • Day43

    Ko Phi Phi

    October 9 in Thailand

    Die eigentlich nur vier geplanten Nächte in Ko Phi Phi sind letztendlich zu sechs ausgeartet, weil wir uns unglaublich in diese Insel verliebt haben. 🏝😍
    Im Grunde genommen haben wir in den letzten sechs Tagen außer am Strand zu liegen und abends auf die Beach Partys zu gehen nicht viel gemacht, aber hatten trotzdem eine wunderschöne Zeit hier. 🏖🎉🍹Heute, an unserem letzten Tag mieteten wir noch ein Kajak um an den berühmten Monkey Beach zu fahren, an dem man Affen am Strand beobachten kann. 🚣🏽‍♀️🐒Read more

  • Day175

    Ko Phi Phi

    February 22 in Thailand

    Die Strände und Buchten auf den beiden Inseln Ko Phi Phi Don und Ko Phi Phi Leh zählen zu den schönsten Thailands und durch den Film "The Beach" mit Leonardo Dicaprio, welcher auf der unbewohnten Insel Leh gedreht wurde, rückten diese natürlich in den internationalen Touristen-Fokus. Täglich strömen leider tausende von Touristen auf die Insel und machen das Naturparadies zum Partymekka für Russen und Franzosen. Zum Glück gibt es aber auch einige ruhige Flecken auf der Insel und im Wasser.
    Die Riffe vor der Leh Insel sind traumhafte Taucherspots und somit gings für uns zum ersten Mal so richtig tief ins Meer. Mit unserem Tauchguide Mitch gings zu dritt nach einer kurzen Einführung in zwei Tauchgängen bis zu 12 Meter in die Tiefe. Riffhaie, Kugelfische, Seeschlange, eine Moräne, ein Skorpionfisch, Seegurken, riesige Fischschwärme und ein riesiger Hummer waren nur ein Teil der prächtigen Unterwasserwelt, welche wir gesehen haben. Leider ergab sich meine GoPro nach einigen Tiefenmetern dem Wasserdruck und Filmen war somit nicht mehr möglich. Vielleicht war dies auch gut so, denn somit konnten wir uns voll und ganz der Unterwasserwelt hingeben.
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  • Day93

    Phi Phi Island

    July 13 in Thailand

    Phi Phi is such a beautiful island. The sea is turquoise and the sand is white. Here we hired a boat and went to various points on the island to snorkel, went to monkey beach to see the monkeys and went to see maya bay (the beach from the film the beach!) However one of my friends Millie stepped on a sea urchin here so this trip ended in the hospital! We also went to the viewpoint at the top of the island and the view was amazing! At night we partied on the beach which included fire shows and we cheered england on in the football.Read more

  • Day72

    Merry Christmas

    December 24, 2015 in Thailand

    Wir wünschen natürlich auch allen Zuhause ein frohes und besinnliches Weihnachtsfest und eine schöne Zeit mit der Famile. Wir lassen es uns dafür nicht unterm Weihnachtsbaum sondern unter den Palmen am Strand von Koh Phi Phi gut gehen.

  • Day44

    Day 44 - Koh Phi Phi

    March 23, 2017 in Thailand

    After something that definitely was not a Croque Monsieur (erm, chicken?!) we caught the boat to Koh Phi Phi from Phuket. A fairly uneventful 2 hour trip though again with seats designed for narrower people. I've felt many times on this trip that I could improve the way businesses run and today's situation was unloading the bag from the boat. No one knew if you retrieved your own bag or waited for it to be chucked on the pier so a couple of hundred people were just milling around trying to go through the bags whilst staff were trying to chuck them off but no one had any space to do either activity. We got ours in the end and headed to try and find our guesthouse via a bar with wifi.

    Koh Phi Phi is a beautiful island which over the years has become a full on party island. There's a lot of debate about if the island is now ruined and if the government should do more to rein it in but since I was last here 6 years it actually seems a bit quieter. Where we're staying is certainly the tourist focused bit with bar after bar down the narrow streets. There's no vehicles here so that makes walking around easier though. It's again very hot though and it's tempting to stay inside in the air con. Our guesthouse is not far from the pier luckily so not too far to shift the bags and it's also full of cats so I'm happy. We managed to tear ourselves out and found an amazing grilled cheese sandwich that made up for the breakfast then we walked to the beach and spent a short amount of time there.

    Unfortunately Matt isn't very well so other than going out for a really delicious dinner (well mine was, I think all food to Matt is currently a struggle), we spent the rest of the evening in the guesthouse. It's nothing seemingly too serious, just a stomach ache, but it's not nice for him. Hopefully he'll feel better tomorrow and we can go and explore more of the island.
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  • Day15

    Phi Phi Don

    February 19, 2017 in Thailand

    We started our Phi phi Island adventure with a stop a the monkey beach, to be honest its just a bunch of monkeys on the beach not that impressive, we rather posed for some pictures of the view from the beach.

    Then did some snorkeling before heading to the main beach at Phi Phi Don for a Thai buffet lunch. Honestly i am not sure what the rave is about Thai food being such a culinary experience, its all the same to me, its either fried or its some soupy noodle or vegetables dish. The minute you try to venture out from that its so spicy 🌶 no soft palate can enjoy it.

    The snorkeling was good considering the number of boats frequently visiting this site, however it was hilarious to watch the other 18 people from our boat attempt snorkeling, some for the first time. One guy actually put the snorkel in his mouth with the plastic part that goes between your lips and you teeth outside his mouth and the guide had to show him to properly put it in his mouth.


    Conclusion- any monkey activity that most tourists rave about, we don't find entertaining at all - we spectate and find something more exciting to do. -kids from Africa I guess -knowing what a pest they can be in parks.

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  • Day64

    Kho Phi Phi, Thailand

    July 16, 2017 in Thailand

    Our first Thailand island was a success. Although it rained heavily our first evening, the rest of the time the weather was beautiful! Koh Phi Phi is famous for being in a lot of movies and there was a movie being filmed while we were there (Changeland directed by Seth Green). We also watched a Muay Thai tournament and tried our first Thailand bucket drink. The water continues to be bathtub warm and my new goggles helped me see underwater! On our last day Andreas started to feel sick with stomach pains... so we will see how that goes...Read more

  • Day45

    Day 45 - Rooftop Cocktails

    March 24, 2017 in Thailand

    Matt's feeling a bit better today but still not great so we had a pretty relaxing day. We started with breakfast where I ate my body weight in bread and Matt forced some muesli down then headed to the beach. Sun loungers and beach chairs are outlawed here. Apparently the army came and cleared them all a few years ago as part of a way to control businesses and declutter the beach so you have to lie on the sand. Not the comfiest but adequate when all you're doing is listening to podcasts. When the discomfort got too much we went for a swim. Or attempted a swim. The tide goes out quickly and really far here so you have to go a long way to even get to knee deep. In the end we made do with that and balanced on a couple of rocks. As it's so shallow you can see all the little fish swimming about which is a big creepy, it's also the same temperate as a bath.

    Our eating patterns are all out of whack so we had lunch at about 3. In a break from rice we had Turkish food so hummus and chicken kebabs. And chips. We were going to attempt a pool party but decided against it for fear we'd be surrounded by flat stomached 18 year olds drinking buckets of cocktail at 4 in the afternoon. Instead we went to a roof top bar called Banana bar for their 4.20-6.20 happy hour and sunset. Neither of us were very hungry as we ate lunch so late so we walked on the beach. There was a storm somewhere close by, but crucially not over us, and we could see lightening in the clouds. It was very cool. I could have sat mesmerised for hours but we decided instead to have a wander and grab some nachos. With Matt still not 100% we had another early night. We've got a pre-7am start tomorrow for a boat trip so hopefully he'll be feeling better.
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  • Day6

    Phi Phi Don and Bamboo islands

    June 29, 2017 in Thailand

    Lunch at Phi Phi Don island then some time for snorkelling nearby. Finished the day with a swim at Bamboo island. Storm hit us on the way home 5 minutes from the Marina. And another delicious dinner at a local restaurant next door.

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Ban Ko Phi Phi, บ้านเกาะพีพี

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