Phuket to Phi Phi

Thai names take some getting used to.

Because of political problems, we flew direct from Bangkok to Phuket.

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This is a common fruit that’s hard and whitish and with a seed.

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We took a break from Phuket, which is Thailan’d’s most touristy island, to go to its least touristy: Koh Yao Yai. We were the only white people there on the Muslim island, which is the way we like it.

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We had a bungalow and a beach all to ourselvesP1040889 P1040890 P1040929 P1040912

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Fish spas are fun, but unbelievably ticklish!

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  At Big Buddha

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Regretfully, we haven’t met that many Buddhists-or that many Thais for that matter. We did get to see some ceremonies at the temple.

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Mushrooms in three stages

These Thai incense stations which I believe are to pay reverence to Buddha are everywhere
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Typical gas station for the moped (just bottles)

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My horse was real feisty and stubborn. She kept shaking, stopping abruptly, nudging the guy leading her, and avoiding stepping in water. She made me nervous.

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We are now on Phi Phi Island after doing some gorgeous snorkeling, preparing to take a bus to Bangkok where we’ll hang out til we get our visa to …

China!

Kalli Hiller

Article by Kalli Hiller

Kalli Hiller is a voluntary vagabond who, with her husband Jacob, has traveled full time for the last eight years.

Kalli has written 361 awesome articles for us.

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