As soon as you get off the ferry it seems to be at the south east Asian sun splash. Color full stalls everywhere, indigenous rasta-men covered with Thai tattoos busy working both leather and wood. The heat is suffocating, lots of people (they seem are not feeling the heat) go past us smiling with over-relaxed looks. The Island is invaded by guys coming from all over the world. Some of them often decide to stop and live some months or years here. Here where everyday is a party on the beach and the days of the weeks are all the same, always Sunday. .
Wandering around the Island in search of our bungalow, we noticed the tsunami safety signs. The traces of the last big tsunami are everywhere even if 5 years are passed.
The rubble everywhere and the rushed re-building mode give us evidence of it. Anyway it’s a little heaven! Beaches are incredibly white and the water is so clear and full of tropical fish. Of course the best beaches are that ones you can only reach by boat, we went by kayak.
The days in Ko Phi Phi went by very quickly. Swimming and having fun at the party on the beach during the night. We had so much fun thanks to two American mates Sean and Zac. They are two young English teachers somewhere in China. We spent some days all together in Krab as well.
In the ferry boat, coming back to Krabi while Simo was recovering from his illness I found my self covered with bubbles like an allergy reaction to something that I must have eaten.
That night in krabi we met Massimo and his wife Om.
He is from Bologna, and when he left Italy he had the same idea as us… to go to Australia, but on his first stop he fell in love with Om, who now is the mother of their two daughters.
The little restaurant, which you can easily find on the main street of Krabi in front of the river is named LA PANZA. We ate something incredible in Thailand: the Gorgonzola, and then we had some delicious tagliatelle Bolognese and pizza.
The day after Sean and Zak left Krabi to go to Kopangan to the full moon party, we were going to KL.