29.05.2007 - 08.06.2007 37 °C
we finished up our last few days on phi phi, celebrated daniels 21st birthday - we went on a boat tour to Phi Phi Leh which was so nice. Unfortunately it had been raining in the morning and was still a little overcast when we got to Maya Bay but was still beautiful. Did some kayaking, snorkelling and had to swim to the shore and climb through a little cave to get to Maya Bay. we were practically the only people there which was a nice change from all the other marine parks we have been to that get swamped by japanese, life jacket wearing tourists. the boys played soccer on the beach and we watched the sun set from the boat....very nice.
We also hiked it up to the viewpoint on phi phi don and it has the most amazing view of the island, and the sunset from there was gorgeous too.
We stayed in phuket for 3nights, splurged on a nice hotel in Kata (loz the Kata Thani can u believe it!) and it was paradise! 5 pools, 5 restaurants, the resort runs the whole length of the beach and the beach actually had waves!!! there is a 1st time for everything!
we caught up with brent, (a friend shell met last time in thailand) and he took us out to the catamaran he has been captaining all season. this boat is amazing, its airconditioned, full kitchen the works, only $700,000 AUD!! so we had a beer out there and watched the sun set, lots of sun sets i know....
went out for dinner in Patong with brent and some other friends of his and had mexican and a stroll down 'Soi Kathoey' with all the lady boys flaunting themselves. some of them were just down right nasty and u could tell they were definately half man, half woman.
But u cant go to phuket with out a look.
we are now in Bangkok and have met up with daniels dad for a few days (he is returning from Israel) so it worked out well. Did lots of shopping and saw some movies, Shrek 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean 3. Cinemas are very cheap here, $8 for a VIP seat and a blanket!!
Got our visas for china sorted and are off to Beijing tomorrow morning! so will keep u all posted on our adventures in China.