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The Maya Beach located close to the Thai island Koh Phi Phi was made famous with the movie “The Beach”. In current times the beach sees upwards of 5,000 visitors a day. The large numbers of visitors and the general disrespect to the beach and environment has resulted in the temporary closure of this buck…

Solo female backpacking advice.

1. I try to always stay away from the main touristy roads. When anyone asks me advice on traveling, these are always the first words out of my mouth. I discovered the advantages to staying away from the main tourist areas by pure accident. My first week in Bangkok I stayed at a hostel, Siam…

Koh Lanta

After a one day trip to Koh Phi Phi V and I decided to take a vacation from travel and spent three nights in a little bungalow by the beach. We spent the first day at the beach, and then decided to rent a motorcycle to travel around the island. Unfortunately our plans were disrupted…

Koh Phi Phi

Visiting Koh Phi Phi was the most thoughtout, spontaneous decisions. One moment we would decide to skip the island, the next we would decide to go. We vacillated for over 24 hours finally deciding and booking the ferry to Koh Phi Phi one hour for it was set to leave. We were unsure if we…

Krabi

After my amazing week on Koh Tao, three of my dive group members and myself headed to Krabi on the west coast of Thailand. The move from Koh Tao to Krabi involved a sketchy night boat and a bus driver who almost kicked myself and another passenger out of the van for false crimes. Yay…

Wat Bang Fra

A couple of nights ago I woke up very early to watch the Seahawks play the Broncos. Right around half time two of my fellow members of the hostel woke up and invited me to go to a temple, where they were going to get a tattoo. This particular tattoo experiences involved traveling 2 hours…