Hi, Lovelies! I’m back with the second part of my three-part series, my Thailand Travel diaries! If you read last weeks post, I had just arrived to Pai. Keep reading to discover what antics I got up to in week 2 of my Thailand trip.
Thailand Travel diaries: Week 2
Day 8: Pai
Even though we were slightly hungover from the night before, an all you can eat breakfast at the hostel soon sorted us out. We all decided to explore Pai on bikes and I was going to go on the back of one of the boys’ bikes. But, after he did a Jay off the Inbetweeners and absolutely stacked it (sorry Sam), the girls and I thought it would best to hire a taxi driver for the day. First stop was the Pai Canyon. It was so beautiful and had incredible views – definitely worth a visit to wander around and take in the scenery. Be warned, some bits are tricky to walk through and there are some very steep drops.
We then thought we would go to the hot springs but after seeing pictures outside we thought it looked shite. Turns out they’re actually amazing so we probably should have gone (learn from our mistakes). After that we walked up a ridiculous number of stairs to see the big Buddha at the top of Wat Phra That Mae Yen. It was worth me sweating buckets to see the amazing views at the top.
That night we had another Pad Thai and with a few Changs watched the fire show at the hostel. More drinks and a doggo in the dorm room later and out again for more drinks!
Day 9: Pai
The next day saw a powercut across Pai – nowhere had any tech, meaning no food, wifi or basically anything to do. We chilled by the pool to try and catch some rays and went to the Paradise hostel (look it up). We got insanely lost on the way back, but luckily we had three stray dogs to keep us company as they walked us home. That night, I actually didn’t go out, shocker I know, but I had to be up early for my travels the next day.
Day 10: Pai to Phuket
Yep, I was up early to get the 3 hour bus journey back to Chiang Mai airport to fly to the islands – Phuket! I was so excited for the islands as I was so totally ready for some beaches and sun! The flight was only a couple hours, and after a quick bus ride I made it to the hostel. I only ever planned to stay in Phuket for one night, I’d heard it was shit hole and Thailand’s equivalent of blackpool – I basically just went for a night out before the other islands! I met up with some girls I’d met in the north of Thailand and had a fab night.
Day 11: Phuket to Koh Phi Phi
The next day we got the very rocky boat to Koh Phi Phi – seriously, people were throwing up left right and centre – not ideal on a hangover. Once we arrived in Phi Phi, we made it to our hostel, did some laundry (trivial shit) and had a wander around the island. This was definitely one of my fave islands, it’s absolutely stunning. That night we met some lovely boys in our room and had a great night out on the beach. Watch out for the buckets in Phi Phi – those things are actually lethal!
Day 12: Koh Phi Phi
The next day we met up with some people we had met in the North and got a long boat to long beach and it was beautiful. Photo’s really don’t do it justice – crystal clear waters and white sand beaches was exactly why I wanted to come to Thailand. We decided to walk back, which was probably a mistake as it was through the jungle near sunset but oh well we made it eventually! The evening involved going to a Mai Thai fight which I was super excited about even though no-one I knew actually volunteered to fight (boring). We then got some drinks and had a relatively early night.
Day 13: Koh Phi Phi
The next day it was pissing it down, you could definitely tell it was monsoon season. Me and Kyra got lost around the island trying to find breakfast and found an amazing place – we ate so many hash browns it was actually inccredible. We had booked a party boat trip around the island the day before and so we were praying that it was still running despite the horrible weather. Luck was on our side and the clouds cleared, it was actually quite nice weather that day.
The party boat was so much fun! Music, alcohol and obvs snorkelling and seeing incredible sites. We went to monkey beach – the little monkeys were everywhere, it was actually quite scary knowing that they could land on you in the water at any moment. We also went swimming in Pileh lagoon, the famous maya bay (Leonardo Dicaprio’s ‘The Beach’), hunted for reef sharks and snorkelled with glow in the dark plankton. It was a fab day, and it was so cool to watch the sunset whilst on the boat. That night everyone on the boat had a BBQ and got to know each other – we made some great friends who I can’t wait to reunite with in a few months time.
Day 14: Koh Phi Phi to Koh Samui
The next morning we woke up at the arse crack of dawn to go the Phi Phi viewpoint. It was worth the early getup and hundreds of stairs – the views were breathtaking. Next we went for a quick breakfast and got the boat-bus-boat journey to Koh Samui. A flat tyre, 2 new buses a choppy boat and crazy taxi driver later – we made it to Samui. 12 hours that shit took, no joke. We dropped our stuff at the hostel, it was insane – an infinity pool onto the beach! Then, we went to a bar for some food, beers and board games, when in Thailand right? We chilled on the beach for a bit, watching the incredible fire show and had an early night for a change.
So that was my second week in Thailand! Have you been to the Thai islands, which was your favourite? Make sure you’re subscribed to my blog so that you don’t miss my thailand travel diaries part 3!
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