07/08/2006 50 °C
After a long day of getting on and off of boats and buses we arrived it Koh Phi Phi!! Its gorgeous!! The islands really different to the others... its soo nice!! Theres no roads for a start it all little lanes like Brighton! Its more expencive here too but its obvious why!! We're staying in a little guest house down one of the lanes called Island Guesthouse... Koh Phi Phi was one of the islands hit by the Tsunami.... it was completely whiped out! The islands quite small and thin so the didn't really stand a chance!! It been built back up really well! We saw some pictures of how badly it was effected... its changed so much!! Yesterday we went on a snorkelling/swimming trip round the islands... it was amazing! We went to so many places! Koh Phi Phi has loads of mini islands around it! We went somewhere called Bamboo island which was gorgeous! It was a bit like thie island on lost!! The water was like nothing we'd seen it was so clear and it was and amazing blue colour!! We did some snorkelling round some amazing reefs!! The reef is rewally dangerous and sharp nearly everyone on the boat cut themself on it!! We took a underwater camera so we should have some brill photos!! We also went to Maya Beach which is where 'The Beach' was filmed!! The sand was white.... it was so nice!! The water round it was so choppy.... i thought we were all gonna die!! ;-) We went in to soem coves aswell which were gorgeous..... there were some mini beaches that you could only get to by boat!! It was such a nice day and to top it off we went to Monkey Beach on the way back!!! It was brrriliant..... There are loads of monkeys just living on the beach and there really friendly... well untill you run out of food!! They started chasing us and barking at us! We all ran and jumped on to the boat!! It was so funny!! They were really cute tho they would come up to you and take the food out of your hand!!! It was such a hot day and the sun was on us all day.... so yes.... we got sunburnt!! Bens burnt pretty bad although he had factor 50+ sun screen on!! ;-) I got burnt too.... pretty much everyone on the boat did!! The sun was so strong sun screen didn't really do anything!! Its just as hot today too so were keeping well out of the sun!! weore oing to Krabi tommorrow on the early morning boat!! Theres loads of stuff to do there like riding elephants and Kayaking so were gonna do some of that!!! Bye bye for now!!!