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Thailand 11 – Koh Phi Phi Don

 From Phuket we took the ferry to Koh Phi Phi Don, larger of the Phi Phi islands, and the only one that is inhabited. We stayed at a hotel (The Holiday Inn) on Laem Tong Beach, a few miles from the main town of Tonsai. This part of the island was much more remote & secluded, with a just handful of resorts and a couple local restaurants on the beach.

It was a gorgeous location, and the island (running north-south) was so narrow here that we were able to see both sunrise and sunset from our hotel property.

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Thailand 11 – Phuket

 After Chiang Mai, we flew to Phuket, spending one night before our early-morning ferry to the Phi Phi islands. We stayed at one of the smaller beach towns, Kamala, which was nice, but still sort of crowded.

Overall Thailand is an incredibly friendly country, but Phuket seemed to be a bit less so than the other places we visited. This is probably because it attracts so many tourists, many of whom treat it as a typical party/beach vacation and aren’t really interested in the culture. As a result, the locals can’t help but become a bit more standoffish.

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