Back in Bangkok, it was the end of the rainy season, and I witnessed the flooded streets. 

I had met a lovely girl named Wilai who agreed to escape the rains of Bangkok and go adventuring with me all around Thailand; but first we spent time in Bangkok enjoying an array of local and international foods.

On the first leg of our adventure, we flew from Bangkok to Krabi, where we enjoyed staying right on the beach, and taking longboats out for island and snorkeling excursions.

Boarding the flight to Krabi.

Krabi is a special place where emerald waters meet towering limestone cliffs, and vibrant culture intertwines with pristine beaches.


Located in the south of Thailand, Krabi is a destination that promises an unforgettable adventure for every traveler. Picture-perfect beaches are synonymous with Krabi, and for a good reason. From the world-renowned Railay Beach to the tranquil shores of Ao Nang and the secluded beauty of Tonsai Beach, there’s a stretch of sand to suit every preference.

Mornings in Krabi.

During our visit, I found myself enchanted by the crystal-clear waters, ideal for swimming, snorkeling, or simply unwinding beneath the swaying palm trees. 

Island hopping on a longboat.

No trip to Krabi would be complete without immersing oneself in the rich tapestry of Thai culture and cuisine, and the warmth and hospitality of the local people left a lasting impression, adding an extra layer of richness to our journey.

So much cheap Thai food!

As we bid farewell to Krabi, I couldn’t help but feel grateful for the unforgettable experiences and memories gathered during our time in this enchanting corner of the world.

Good morning from the islands!

From its stunning natural beauty to its vibrant culture and warm hospitality, Krabi captured my heart in ways I never imagined possible. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply a chance to connect with nature, Krabi offers an experience like no other—a true tropical paradise waiting to be explored.

From Krabi, we boarded a ferry taking us to the enchanting car-free (and care-free) island of Phi Phi. 

Headed to Phi Phi.

Nestled in the azure waters of the Andaman Sea, Phi Phi Island emerges like a gem, beckoning travelers with its pristine beaches, vibrant marine life, and breathtaking landscapes.

We came across this beautiful oasis.

Stepping onto the powdery white sands of Phi Phi, we were immediately captivated by the island’s natural beauty.

Phi Phi.

Island exploration was a must – from the iconic Monkey Beach, to tranquil Bamboo Island, each stop was a postcard-worthy moment.

Just a short boat ride from Phi Phi Island, lies a hidden gem of nature and adventure: Monkey Beach. This pristine stretch of coastline, fringed by towering limestone cliffs and lush greenery, is home to a playful troop of wild monkeys.

Stepping into the warm, inviting waters of Monkey Beach, we are immediately struck by the clarity and purity of the sea. The turquoise hue of the water contrasts beautifully with the verdant greenery that surrounds us, creating a scene straight out of a postcard. Wading deeper into the shallows, we feel a sense of serenity wash over us, as the stresses of everyday life melt away with each gentle wave.

As we approach the shoreline, we spot them: the mischievous inhabitants of Monkey Beach, frolicking among the limestone cliffs and foliage. With a sense of wonder and excitement, we wade closer, eager to interact with these fascinating creatures. With a handful of fruits in hand, we extend our arms towards the monkeys, offering them a treat from the water’s edge.

Monkey Beach!

The monkeys, emboldened by their curiosity and hunger, approach us cautiously at first, their eyes gleaming with intelligence and mischief. With each piece of fruit offered, they grow bolder, reaching out to snatch it from our hands with lightning-fast reflexes. Laughter fills the air as we watch their antics, marveling at their agility and grace.

As we continue to feed the monkeys and observe their playful antics, we feel a profound sense of connection with the natural world around us. In this tranquil oasis, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the company of these wild creatures, we are reminded of our place in the intricate tapestry of life. It is a moment of pure joy and wonder, one that will stay with us long after we leave Monkey Beach behind. It is a place where adventure and serenity intertwine, where the wild meets the sublime, and where every moment is a reminder of the magic that surrounds us.

Beautiful beaches and islands.

One of the highlights of our visit was a snorkeling excursion to explore the vibrant coral reefs that teem with life beneath the surface. Swimming alongside colorful tropical fish, and even the occasional reef shark, I was reminded of the incredible diversity of marine life that calls Phi Phi home.

Spotting sharks!

The spirit of “The Beach” movie was alive and well in this tropical paradise. Life on Phi Phi Island unfolds at a leisurely pace, with days spent lounging on the beach, sipping coconut water under the shade of palm trees, and indulging in freshly caught seafood at seaside restaurants.

Island hopping.

One evening we attending a Muay Thai boxing match. As dusk settles over Phi Phi Island, the air becomes charged with anticipation. Local vendors set up stalls, offering an array of street food delights and refreshing beverages. A crowd begins to gather, a diverse mix of travelers and locals alike, all drawn to a spectacle unfolding before them. Excitement buzzes through the air as the rhythmic beat of traditional Thai music fills the small stadium, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening.

Muay Thai.

As the sun dipped below the horizon, the beach nightlife came alive with fire dancers and beachside festivities.

As we reluctantly bid farewell to Phi Phi Island, we carried with us memories of sun-kissed days, star-filled nights, and the undeniable sense of wonder that permeates every corner of this tropical oasis.

Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply a chance to reconnect with nature, Phi Phi Island offers an experience like no other—a true paradise found in the heart of Thailand’s Andaman Sea.

We took another ferry to the island of Phuket; where ancient history meets modern luxury, and vibrant culture intertwines with breathtaking natural beauty. Our adventure began in the heart of Phuket Town, where colorful Sino-Portuguese buildings line the streets, each telling a story of the island’s rich heritage. Wandering through the labyrinth of narrow alleyways, we stumbled upon hidden temples, bustling restaurants, and the weekend night market serving up traditional Thai delicacies. 

Views in Old Town.

Along the  iconic Thalang Road, the vibrant street art and colonial-era architecture created a feast for the eyes. From browsing local boutiques for unique souvenirs to sampling street food favorites like Hokkien noodles and coconut ice cream, Old Town offers a sensory experience like no other.

Breakfast is served!

After a couple days on one coast and Old Town, we made our way across the island to experience the vibrant energy of Patong Beach, the island’s most famous stretch of coastline. As we arrived, we were greeted by the sight of golden sands stretching as far as the eye can see, fringed by crystal-clear waters and lined with bustling beachfront bars and restaurants.

Patong Beach.

Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, Patong Beach has something for everyone. Lounge beneath a swaying palm tree with a refreshing cocktail in hand, or dive into the azure waters for a thrilling session of jet-skiing or parasailing. And as the sun sets, we joined the lively beachfront nightlife scene, including the incredible Bangla Road, where live music and dancers create an electrifying atmosphere to leave us enchanted.

Bangla Road.

As our journey through the islands in Southern Thailand came to an end, we were left with memories of ancient streets steeped in history, sun-drenched shores alive with energy, and a sense of wonder at the beauty that surrounded us.

Whether you’re drawn to the cultural charms, or beachfront bliss, the islands of Thailand offer a destination like no other—a place where adventure, relaxation, and discovery await at every turn.

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