Gallery

Boat ride to hell

© Jule Helmke

© Jule Helmke

Nowadays with websites like tripadvisor, wikipedia and travel blogs it’s super easy to find out the top 10 must dos for your next vacation. But how often are we advised no to take certain offers? Well, not that often! So here is my most important tip for no-no-activities when traveling to Phuket/Thailand:

Do not take a speed boat out on the indian ocean to the Phi Phi islands! Ever. Period.

The Phi Phi islands are most known as the film set for the movie The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio. Of course all tourists who travel to Thailand want to see this! Chalk white beaches and turquoise water. Everybody’s dream. But how to get there? We chose  a speed boat trip with several stops for lunch and snorkeling. That 50min ride to the islands and 50min back were the worst minutes in my whole entire life. Half the people on the boat were puking before we were at the first island because the sea was so rocky and the driver of the boat was just nuts! On our way back we got into a storm which got some of the boats that were out with us that day to break down. I’m just glad we got out alive, like I said in my previous post, it’s probably only because of the Buddha bracelet!

But, however. We took some nice pictures at the beaches for 5 minutes which I still want to share with you ;) I hope you enjoy them, it took a lot to get there haha

© Jule Helmke

© Jule Helmke

© Jule Helmke

© Jule Helmke

© Jule Helmke

© Jule Helmke

© Jule Helmke

© Jule Helmke

 

 

 

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Boat ride to hell

  1. Is the boat on the first photo the speed boat you wrote about?
    The landscape is beautiful!! But if you fell so sick because of the ride, I guess you can’t even enjoy all the beauty around you…

    • Haha no, those were the traditional thai boats that some other poor people took, I hope they made it threw the storm!!

      Yes you’re right. The people who felt really sick didn’t really get up to enjoy the surrounding nor did they take any photos. It’s such a pity because everyone paid for this trip!

  2. Haha, we had the same problem when we went snorkelling :D. 1,5 hrs in a speedboat… Now I know how it feels to get seasick (luckily this was only on our way back^^).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s