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My name is Patrick, I'm originally from Sydney (Australia) - and I love exploring cities (and writing about it!)
I work online in marketing, which gives me the opportunity to travel around the world full time.
So while I am away, I keep this blog updated with full travel info. I tend to stay in a city for a few months at a time, to really get to know it - then I write guides on it.
Ko Phi Phi is a small archipelago of six islands in Krabi Province, Southern Thailand. It is probably one of the most beautiful places on earth, and attracts many tourists every day. This is a guide on everything you need to know about the Phi Phi islands!
When people talk about "Phi Phi" or the "Phi Phi islands" they are referring the group of islands, or quite often just referring to the main island Ko Phi Phi Don.
There is much more to see than just Ko Phi Phi Don though:
The whole area was destroyed by the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. However nowadays it has been rebuilt and is extremely popular with tourists coming to Thailand.
There are good links (via boat) to Phi Phi from Phuket, Ao Nang, Rai Leh, Krabi Town, Ko Lanta etc.
Check out our guide on getting to Phi Phi from Phuket.
There are generally two options:
When you set foot on Phi Phi Don you have to pay 20 baht.
Phi Phi Don is the main island, and the largest. The whole island is beautiful and stunning, and no trip to Phi Phi is complete without checking it out!
Although it is uninhabited, Phi Phi Leh is defintely worth going to see. It is a national park, and full of beautiful views. If you've ever seen "The Beach" film then you'll recognise one of its bays (Maya Bay) as being the main location in that film.
After a short white in Phi Phi you are bound to see someone with some animals, who offer the chance of a photo and/or holding them (of course, you pay for this). Don't do this - they really exploit the animals and animal welfare isn't their top priority.
They get these animals (especially the baby ones) by poaching them, often killing the mother of the animal. They are often endanged animal, and should not be used like this. Also they are often drugged, so they appear more relaxed around human contact.
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Lumpini Park is often called "Bangkok's Central Park" - just, you know, with big scary looking Monitor Lizards! Read on to find out about what you can get up to in Lumpini Park, and how to get to Lumpini Park. And of course, important information to know about those scary looking reptiles!
Sometimes you can fly to a destination and then have to spend an hour (or longer!) and buy expensive travel tickets to actually get to the city center. Here is a list of the best European cities to visit if you DON'T want that! These airports are so close to to the city center that you will be checked into your accommodation maybe just 30 minutes after landing!
Cyprus is known for its friendly people and hot, sunny weather. It has many things to offer, which is why over 3 million tourists visit it a year. Here are some of the best things that you can see and do in Cyprus.
Cat cafes are a somewhat new phenomenon. They are normal cafes, that have cats that wander around and can be played with. Every year more and more cat cafes are opening all over the world. Here are the best ones!
Venice is an amazing and quite unique city that everyone should visit at least once. It is one of the best cities to wander and get lost in its many back streets! Every corner looks beautiful, and despite it being full of tourists you can really feel how quiet the island of Venice really is. There are good airport links, so after reading this post about Venice there should be nothing stopping you from booking some cheap plane tickets to Venice for next summer!
Thailand is famous for its elephant related tourist attractions. However many of these involve cruel training methods or cruel elephant rides. "Elephant Nature Park" in Chiang Mai is an elephant sanctuary that seems to really care about their elephants. Read on to find out about our trip to the Elephant Nature Park, and find out what we think of it and how they treat their animals
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