Thailand- Phi Phi Islands

En: Believe it or not, I  miss Thailand and I hope in near future  will go back there again. I envy Razvan because he has the opportunity of being in a constant holiday and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want that?  Anyway, let’s get real, and let me tell you how we spent our holiday. The best part of choosing to travel with him is that you will have the opportunity of visiting more islands in a short period of time, here including Ko Phi Phi,with it’s amazing Maya Bay, Ko Lanta,with good snorkelling and diving nearby, plus caves to explore, elephant trekking and kayaking, Ko Mook, visited for it’s beautiful beaches of fertile natural surroundings, Ko Kradan,the remotest of the inhabited islands off Trang, and one of the most beautiful, with crystal clear waters, Ko Racha, with it’s twin islands Ko Racha Yai and Ko Racha Noi, known for their crystal clear blue waters these islands have been an almost exclusive paradise for divers for years. You can read more about this on his website aventurapeocean.ro, although the website is in Romanian you can use Google to translate,just to make an idea of what will happen during your stay there.

DCIM100GOPROG0284453.First day on the boat!!! I was  excited and afraid at the same time because I was thinking I might get seasick and to be honest no one wants that. But i was lucky enough to be perfectly fine and believe me  there is nothing more exciting and more beautiful than traveling around Thailand on the boat. What I forgot to mention by now is that this gave us the chance to meet this amazing people :first on the left is Pri, our skipper, following my one and only Todea Andrei,little me in the middle, the master of everything Eduard Schneider, the person who made all this possible Razvan Negoita and his beautiful wife Gabi.

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Now that you met our crew let’s see how we spent our days there. Travelling from one island to another might take hours, but don’t worry I promise you that you’ll enjoy every second of it.

12439322_961464023922010_7677404427948307880_nIf you are passionate about sailing this is your chance to learn more about it and if you’re good maybe Razvan will let you in charge of Mojo :). The activities of the day include free diving, scuba diving, fishing, kayak, tracking, base jump.

DCIM100GOPROG0324489.We started sailing to this  hedonistic paradise  Ko Phi-Phi Don and Ko Phi-Phi Leh. About 38km southwest of Krabi are this insanely islands, where tourists cavort in azure seas and party all night long.With its flashy, curvy, bleach-blonde beaches and bodacious jungles, Phi-Phi has become the darling of the Andaman coast.

_mg_7656_mg_7675Ko Phi Phi is one of Thailand’s most famous destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling, kayaking and other marine recreational activities. Phi-Phi consists of six islands : Phi Phi Don, with it’s well known Monkey Island, Phi Phi Leh including the well known beach Maya Bay (you might remember it from the movie ‘The beach’ staring Leonardo DiCaprio). Setting foot here requires a 100 baht entrance fee, but it’s all worth it.There is also a jump spot  in one of the creeks behind the beach, and some climbing is possible on the cliff just next to it. The bay has no longer corals and few fishes swimming around.

_mg_7819The best time to visit Maya Bay is between November and April during the high season when seas are calm and access to the bay is easy. Rough seas from May to October may hinder access but rarely deny entry. If you do go there, make sure you set foot on the island first thing in the morning or after 17:00 to avoid the crowds.

_mg_7746A small note for you guys, just so you won’t make the same mistake like us- if you have a drone, don’t take it with you on the island, unless you wan’t the rangers to be your bodyguards for the whole period of your stay in Maya Bay. If they do catch you using it, we didn’t thank God, they will destroy your drone.

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RO: Ma credeti sau nu, dar si acum suspin dupa Tailanda si sper ca in viitorul apropiat sa ne intoarcem iar. Pot sa zic cu mana pe inima ca il invidiez pe Razvan, de ce? pentru ca e intr’o continua vacanta si cine nu si-ar dori asta? Totusi sa revenim cu picioarele pe pamant si sa continuam povestea noastra. Partea cea mai buna a excursiei alaturi de Razvan, e ca o sa ai ocazia sa vizitezi mai multe insule intr-o scurta perioada de timp. Aici includem insulele Phi Phi, cu minunatia care este Maya Bay, Insula Lanta, numai buna pentru snorkeling si scufundari, plus pesteri pe care le poti explora, drumetii pe elefanti, Ko Mook, vizitata pentru plajele frumoase , Ko Kradan, cu apele sale cristaline, insula Racha cu cele doua insule gemene Racha Yai si Racha Noi, cunoscute si acestea pentru apele lor cristaline, fiind un paradis al scufundarilor timp de ani de zile. Pentru mai multe informatii poti accesa pagina lui Razvan aventurapeocean.ro, unde iti explica tot ce o sa faci in timpul sederii tale in Tailanda.

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Mojo in the eyes of Eduard Schneider

Prima zi pe Mojo!!! Eram entuziasmata si in acelasi timp imi era putin frica sa nu cumva sa am rau de mare. Opt zile pe Mojo si sa ai rau de mare… cam nasol. Dar am avut norocul sa fiu ok cu tot statul pe barca si credeti-ma cred ca nu e nimic mai frumos decat sa vezi Tailanda din aceasta perspectiva. Ce nu am mentionat pana acum este faptul ca aceasta calatorie ne-a dat prilejul sa intalnim niste oameni nemaipomeniti. In cea de a doua poza a articolului o sa vedeti persoanele cu care am avut placerea sa petrec aceasta vacanta: si anume, primul este Pri, urmat de  Todea Andreieu ca un copil mic intre oameni mari, maestrul Eduard Schneider, cel fara de care toate acestea nu erau posibile Razvan Negoita si frumoasa lui sotie Gabriela Dobrescu.Acum ca ati cunoscut echipa Mojo, sa trecem la treaba! Calatorind pe un catamaran de la o insula la alta, poate dura cateva ore, insa nu va faceti probleme ca o sa savurati fiecare secunda. Privelistea e de nedescris!

_mg_7620   Daca esti pasionat de sailing ai posibilitatea sa inveti mai multe despre acest sport: cum sa ridici panzele, cum sa le pozitionezi in asa fel incat catamaranul sa mearga cu viteza cat mai mare, si daca esti cuminte si atent la ce zice Razvan, poate o sa te lase si pe tine sa conduci catamaranul.Printre activitatile zilei se numara:scuba diving, pescuit, kayak, tracking, sarituri in apa de pe stanci.

DCIM100GOPROG0254427.   Aventura noastra incepea cu Insulele Phi-Phi, cu cele doua Phi Phi Don si Phi Phi Leh. La aproximativ 38 de km de Insula Krabi, se afla aceste doua minunatii, unde turistii inoata ziua in apele lor cristaline, iar seara petrec cat e noaptea de lunga. Datorita plajelor sale de nisip alb, fin si a junglei care o inconjoara, Phi Phi a ajuns una dintre cele mai indragite destinatii de pe Coasta Andamanului.

_mg_7764   Insula ofera numeroase oportunitati de scuba diving, kayaking, o forma atractiva de vizitare a recifelor de coral din jurul insulelor, a faunei marine. Phi Phi consta din 6 insule: Phi Phi Don, cu bine cunoscuta Insula a maimutelor, Phi Phi Leh, aici fiind inclusa cunoscuta plaja Maya Bay( o tineti minte din filmul ‘The Beach’ cu Leonardo DiCaprio). Sederea pe plaja Maya Bay costa 100 baht, dar merita. Este si un loc de sarituri si se poate face si climbing. Golful Maya nu prea mai are viata marina, pesti foarte putini si corali aproape deloc.

_mg_7791Perioada cea mai buna sa vizitati Maya Bay este intre Noiembrie si Aprilie, cand marea este calma si golful este mult mai accesibil. Apele tulburi din Mai pana in Octombrie ar putea sa ingreuneze accesul spre golf. Daca va decideti sa mergeti acolo, un mic sfat, mergeti dis-de-dimineata sau dupa ora 17:00, cand nu e foarte aglomerat.Inca ceva de tinut minte e daca aveti drona. Nu luati drona cu voi pe insula, asta in cazul in care nu vreti sa fiti urmarit la fiecare pas de paznicii de acolo. Noi am avut norocul ca nu am zburat drona, altfel Edi isi putea lua adio de la ea.

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Kisses, Raluca

Photo credit Todea Andrei

 

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