Since in Jeddah, me and my two friends were planning to get a trip going to Phuket and fortunately , we were able to book the round trips costing only 620 SR/person including the air fare! Isnt that amazing? Of course, thanks to my very witty friend, aice (bongkita.livejournal.com) for all the arrangements.
|Maya Bay (reality vs. expectation)|
Our morning was fairly exciting as it was our first day in Thailand, me and my beautiful friends roamed the Patong beach as early as 8am. The weather was a little bit gloomy at that time, but hell no that would stop us from going out. We went to this fancy coffeeshop to get some coffee (of cousre 😜) and some hot chocos to set the mood for the gloomy weather. It rained later and we of course, we got wet and have to change after that to prepare for our City trip in the afternoon.
|Strolling the stressts of Patong Beach|
|Trying out the local food stores|
|It's not complete without a group selfie (with strangers)|
the same rule reagrding dress code with the Big Buddha. BTW splendid scenery over the temple! We also went to the animal Safari where you can see elephants, monkeys, and snakes. It wasn't really
a sight to see honestly with those animals being held in captivity, just a sad sight to see. (Just saying). Next was the Cashew nuts store or Factory? Im not sure but im sure that those cashew nuts tastes
heavenly with those assorted flavors! I even bought two pieces to take home. (Yummy!) Lastly, we
went to this huge place which im not sure of the name but we got some free coffee after the whole tour. We were super duper tired after the whole city tour so our trip in Thailand wouldn't be complete if we didnt try the original Thai massage (300 baht) and it was amazing, trust us after the city tour, we needed that massage badly!
|Karon Point view|
2nd day: Off to The Phi phi islands! So another FYI, Phi Phi islands is composed of 2 main islands
, the Phi Phi Ley, which was the smaller one and the Phi Phi Don islands. It was also in these islands that the movie, The Beach was filmed where Leonardo di caprio starred in. We arrived at Maya bay, It was a beautiful scene to see but unfortunately it was crowded with tourists and it was high tide, so bummer. Then we island hopped to the bigger island where we had our lunch and sunbathed in an another island.
|Coconut ice cream for dessert|
After our whole rendevouz, we arrived at our hotel to get freshened up (it was a mess) and went immediately to the airport to await for our flight back to The Philippines.
The whole trip wasn't that bad for us first timers and whooray that we made the trip possible, thanks again to my very wise and budget conscious friend, Aice. ❤️