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Southeast Asia Vacation Part 3: A Week in Phi Phi Islands Paradise

We knew we wanted to end our vacation with some beach time. But how do you decide where to go, when Southeast Asia has some of the world’s best beaches? Since we were already going to be in Thailand, the question became, do we go to Krabi, Phuket, or the Phi Phi Islands? Ultimately, we liked the thought of getting away from the mainland and hopefully being around fewer tourists.

Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands (pronounced PEE PEE) are comprised of two main islands, Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Leh, and several tiny islands — “Ko” means island. Ever since the movie The Beach (2000) featuring Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed there, the islands have become an increasingly popular tourist destination.

Getting there was an adventure in and of itself. We flew into Phuket, drove to the Rassada Pier, took a ferry to the Tonsai Pier on Ko Phi Phi Don, then took a long-tail boat to our resort. Pulling up to the islands was an experience I’ll never forget:

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Welcome to our blog

First blog post, no pressure! Those of you who know us know that Will and I (Carla) love to do fun things and try new things and travel and explore. Over the past five years together, we’ve done things like snowboarded on Big Bear’s Snow Summit, zip lined on Catalina island, learned to ride motorcycles, raced Lamborghinis and Indy cars, gone scuba diving off the coast of Belize, kayaked at night to one of Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bays, ridden a Harley from Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon, gotten muddy and bruised in the Spartan Race and Tough Mudder, run half marathons and marathons, and traveled to places like Hong Kong. And that doesn’t include Will’s work travels to Brazil, Norway, China, England, and other countries during that time.

We both agree that new adventures are better experienced with someone special by your side. We’ve been doing it as boyfriend and girlfriend for five years, and now we’re doing it as husband and wife. (Yay to finally getting married this year!)

Little did we know that just a few months into married life we’d be off on another adventure – packing up and moving to Seoul, South Korea, for six months. So I figured it’s about time we started a blog to share some of these special moments with family, friends, and any other curious cats. Hope you enjoy 🙂

Sneak peak – all the bags we brought to Korea. Think we have enough clothes?