If i was to do Thailand again, i would probably cut out one of the places we went to. Going to 4 places in 10 days meant that we were doing a lot of moving around, which could best stressful.
We started in Phuket, which has the famous 'Bangla Road'. I guess its sort of like the Malia of Thailand, just 10X tackier and with many questionable lady boys. all in all its an unforgettable experience.
We stayed there for 4 or so nights, spending most of it sunbathing, eating a lot of thai food and having the funniest nights out.
we also did a boat trip to James Bond Island, which typically it poured down as soon as we reached, so it wasn't quite the scenic views we were expecting to see.
from phuket we moved onto phi phi, which was both mine and alisas favourite island. Its where they filmed the movie 'The Beach', although we thought we visited the beach off the movie, but apparently it was round the other side of the island, oops. Phi Phi is a tiny island with no cars or public transport, its so picturesque and exactly how i expected thailand to be. on a night the beach turns into a massive party, with fire limbo and music.
we were so sad to only stay in phi phi for one night, as our next place didnt meet the standards at all. the hotel was dire, and it rained the whole 2 days we were there, not ideal. most of the two days in Ao Nang were spent recovering from the past 6 days and chilling out, in a way it was needed.
Our final stop was Koh Samui, in order to be close to the full moon party.
The full moon party was a lot of fun, however it is an absolute nightmare to find your friends. me and alisa lost each other so easily amongst the crowds. we both didnt bring phones because we were told the party was prone for pickpocketing, so we were walking around aimlessly trying to find each other amongst 30,000 or so people. we also didnt take bags due to the pickpocketing reason, so all our money was carried in our shoe.. The full moon party was actually a lot tamer than i expected it to be, with most people being 18 or so. i had better nights, but I feel like it's something you have to do whilst there, as its so legendary.
the next day was spent on total recovery, and in the evening we rented scooters with two guys we befriended.
our last day in thailand was spent travelling back from Koh Samui to Phuket, ready to catch our flight.
we left Koh Samui at 8am, arriving in Phuket at 4pm ready for our 11pm flights, longest day ever...
whilst we had a long wait in the airport, i sort of didnt want it to go fast because i knew it would be the last time i saw alisa in a very long time. after having spent every waking second with her for the last 3 weeks, it felt weird knowing that she wouldn't be by my side. it was scaring me thinking that i wouldn't have her with me in Melbourne, having to start all over again. I realise how incredibly lucky i am to travel to all these places, and literally have the best summer ever.
Below are photos of all my travel adventures in Thailand, including the time we were charged £4 for a photo with a monkey
amazing thai food, all for the equivalent of £1.50
bonding with a cute flea ridden monkey
Muslim fishing town
the filter is deceivingly good at hiding just how bad the weather was. in the midst of a huge storm at James Bond island
we went on an elephant ride one day. worst idea ever. the guy was so mean to the elephant and our hungover states couldn't handle how upsetting it was. heres a photo of us looking sad and distressed on said elephant.
beautiful Phi Phi
urgh, take me back
walking under fire, the most fun night
arriving in Ao Nang. Pretty. but rainy
at the full moon party. we bumped into a friend from uni (guy in the centre)