|One of the many alleys here in Koh Phi Phi. Rows and rows|
of shops and restaurants.
Our first week in Thailand has been pretty fun. We’ve hopped from island to island and have landed in Koh Phi Phi Don for Christmas (Remember the movie “Beach” with Leonardo DeCaprio?…this is where they filmed it). The boys have been playing non-stop and we have a big dinner planned for tonight (Christmas Eve) with a few of the boats here. In some ways it's hard to believe we're in Thailand. It's not like most of the tourists where they got off a plane and the scenery has suddenly changed drastically...we've slowly eased our way into SE Asia and Thailand doesn't look so different from Malaysia. The biggest change is that there are very few muslims and way more tourists and hippy backpackers.
|Posing with the monkey.|
As much fun as we're having, it’s the first Christmas on that boat that doesn’t really feel like Christmas. The anchorage is a bit rocky with all of the boats zipping by and the evenings are filled with “boom chick a boom boom” coming from the shore non-stop until 2 in the morning. And I have to say I’m a bit home sick. It’s been a lot of Decembers away from home…I was telling Andy how pathetic I am…sitting in an anchorage in one of the most popular beaches in Thailand having trouble being happy. So, I’m adjusting my attitude today and getting into the spirit. I called my mom, wrapped presents and now we’re cooking up a storm (at least Andy is).
So here’s to all of our friends and family wherever you may be, wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the crew of Savannah…all the way from Thailand! I'll leave you with some pictures from the aptly named Monkey Beach! BAD Monkeys!
|Making good use of the stick...shooing the|
monkey away. They get a bit aggressive at times.
|Mama monkey, winding down after a long day of harassing tourists.|