We are in paradise (we know we have said that many times, but this really is the ultimate!!) Great beaches, great snorkelling, great food, friendly people and dont forget Cheap as Chips!!!
When we last wrote we were on our way to The Perhentian Islands in Malaysia- they were fastastic- great snorkelling right out the front of our gorgeous bungalow right on the beachfront. The food was fantastic- fresh seafood and mango shakes to die for. We stayed for a week, beachcombing and discovering something new and exciting every day. The beach sand was white talcom powder, we saw lots of turtles snorkelling and even a 2m lizard (like komoto dragon) going through the garbage. We also had a family of monkeys in the tree outside our bungalow, that gave us hours of enjoyment. Who was it that asked me: " What do you do all day when you are travelling!!?"
We then crossed the border into Magnificent Thailand where the people are the friendliest in the world. Our favourite destination so far is Kho Phi Phi. We slowly worked our way up the coast of Thailand island hopping from Kho Mok to Kho Phi Phi. We have got to be experts now on tropical islands and beautiful beaches. They never seem to lose their appeal as each one is different. At Phi Phi we stayed for a week in our beachfront hut for $15 per night. There are no cars on Phi Phi, many magnificent beaches- we saw the beach that the movie "The Beach" was filmed at. We also swam through a cave for 100m at it came out to an inland beach- magnicient. Its such a wonderful world to discover, I cant work out why everyone doesnt travel. Then again, we are glad they dont as everywhere would be too crowded!!
We are now in Rai Leh beach which is a similar beach to Phi Phi but smaller. The coastline is spectacular with limestone cliffs towering up and rockclimbers scrambling all over them. There are caves everywhere and we spent half an hour watching 14 monkeys swimming amongst the mangrove trees and underwater (didnt know they could do that!!)
We are now off to Myanmar (Burma). Not sure how popular internet is there, so you might not hear from us for a couple of weeks. We are going into hiding for Belinda's 40th!! Photos coming hopefully.Posted by Patrick Peck at March 15, 2004 05:20 AM GMT
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