Well, we're out of that big ol' capital city, and now we're basking in the hot (and I mean really hot) beaches of Ko Phi Phi. Being much closer to the equater than Bangkok, I have found myself in a constant state of persperation, but that is to be expected. This place really is beautiful though, it truly takes the breath away. Beatiful beaches, clear blue water, mountains... it's really quite incredible. In fact, so incredible that it has become so jam packed with tourists that they seem to outnumber the locals. As the title suggests, Ko Phi Phi has an atmosphere similar to Cancun's spring break... it's really too bad. Unfortunately, the tourists here seem to be more interested in getting drunk on the beach than anything else, and there remains no true shred of Thai culture.
Because of the unpleasant atmosphere, the gang has decided to flee the island... tomorrow, so a grand total of 2 nights here. We rooted through the lonely planet and found a lovely little island by the name of Ko Phayam. It seems much more remote, and waaaaay less touristy. Right up our alleys it would seem. So tomorrow we take the ferry, then a bus, then another ferry, and end up on what we hope to be a very deserted little island. Lonely planet tells tales of motorcycle rentals and sea gypsies... we all pray that this is what we find.
So that is all for now... I'll be thinking of you all as we sail the oceans with the sea gypsies.