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Last day in my bikini

Tomorrow is the last day I'll be in a bikini and a cotton sundress in Thailand. For the last 7 days that is all I've worn. I'm not sure why I carried any other clothes with me. I bought the bikini and the sundress on the streets of Hat Rai Lay. Kristin and I have a flight to the north of Thailand tomorrow at around 1:00. We're heading to a town called Chiang Mai and plan on trekking in the mountains. This part of the trip has been wonderful. I went snorkeling for the first time ever, saw the Tsunami Memorials on 3 separate islands, and drank lots of cold water and Fantas. We took a day trip snorkeling over to the beach where the movie, "The Beach" with Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed. The water was so clear you could see the fish swimming around. We also went sea kayaking over to an island full of monkeys. The monkeys came right up to us to play with our paddles. That was a bit freaky, but it was all worth it. The last few days have been remarkable since we've been on islands with no cars and "real" coffee. No instant coffee for me... For the past two nights we stayed on an island called Phi Phi Don. The island has a strip where you can see beach on both sides. Depending on the time of day, you can swim on one side or the other. This island was completely destroyed in the Tsunami. The building are all new and are made out of cement blocks. There were so many tourists on this island I had a hard time relaxing. The night life was insane until about 6 in the morning. The music was so loud we had to wear ear plugs.

Kristin hasn't been feeling well because of the heat, so it'll be good to go to the mountains. If she weren't ill, it would be VERY challenging to pull me away from Hat Rai Lay, which is by far my most favorite beach getaway.

Posted by venisha 05:54 Archived in Thailand Tagged backpacking

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Sounds wonderful. Even though the weather has been nice here, it still sounds better where you are especially when you throw into the mix monkeys.

by evonspangl

Hi Venisha ~

Sorry to hear K. isn't feeling well. Swimsuit and sundress for days on end... sounds like heaven to me. With the heat did you decide to leave before the meditation retreat?

Thinking of you lots!

by cabingirl

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