Welcome to the beautiful island of Ko Phi Phi! As I am sure many of you have heard, The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was filmed near Ko Phi Phi, at Maya Bay. So of course, if Leo DiCaprio visited, I must flock there too, just like every good teeny bopper from the 90s would do.
Ko Phi Phi is a beautiful island, and the waters are truly the clear, turquoise waters I was looking for in my Thailand experience. However, as much as I was head over heels in love with the soothing waters, the long-tail boats really captured my interest. I was captivated by the colors of the garlands, flowers, and ribbons, all placed there for protection. So when it came time to show off my new favorite Mint Julep dress (can honestly say that phrase, and mean it, because I have four dresses currently in my possession), I knew I wanted to take photos near the long-tail boats.
Ko Phi Phi is a beautiful island, and we chose to stay close to town. We had ventured out to stay on Long Beach, but that walk turned into a disaster ending with one of my upper thighs (aka butt cheek) getting eaten alive by mosquitoes (I was wearing pants, just in case you were wondering), my dad also serving up his ankles as the main Thanksgiving course to the mosquitos, and my mom and Ryan melting from the heat. Ultimately, the four of us decided to abandon the idea of Long Beach for less mosquito infested areas. Best decision we ever made.
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