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Day 4

Koh Phi Phi Scuba

sunny 35 °C
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Day 4 began around 6am since the single fan in our room stopped pushing air because power is shut off in the early morning. Luckily, we were able to watch the sun rise instead of sleep.

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We took an early morning long tail around to the Koh Phi Phi port (about a 15 min ride) to walk around and figure out what our plan for the day was. Early on, we decided a day of snorkeling would be fun. The island warned us about making out with fish.

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While walking around we found a small trail leading up a hill...

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...to a small shrine in the jungle.

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We wolfed down some banana pancakes and a passion fruit smoothie at a local joint and headed out on the water. Pancakes here are a relative term. They're all different. Some are banana infused biscuits/muffins, others are more crepe-style. The one commonality: they're all delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or as a snack. Especially with Nutella.

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Our guide for the day drove us over to another island close by to get our first taste of snorkeling in Phi Phi.

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He then took us to Monkey Beach. This is the life of the monkey on Phi Phi. Constant peanuts and pineapple.

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Lunch at a seafood place in the heart of the small island.

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Then up 200 steps (more like 2k) to see the Koh Phi Phi viewpoint.

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Pano of the view above.

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Back down some sketchy steps from the top

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And some waiting at the pier with tons of fish eating stale bread. Pretty cool spiky sea anemone.

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Finally a restful night on the beach with gorgeous Arizona-like sunsets.

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Tomorrow, rock climbing!! (Sadly had to forego free water soloing -- maybe next time).

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Sorry for the brief descriptions.. We've had a long day. Tomorrow is full of activities and more island life!

Posted by Bucky Slomski 06:14 Archived in Thailand Tagged phi & koh snorkel viewpoint

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Climbing! yay yay! so envious over here.

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