Malia, Magaluf, Lanzarote. These are not the places I thought I’d be comparing Koh Phi Phi to. I was expecting something similar to The Maldives, Seychelles. I 100% did not expect to read ‘Topless girls and Naked guys – free bucket of booze!’ I don’t think I have drunk from a bucket since I was at University. Then again, looking around, I think most of the people are at University. We are old man. Maybe it’s time we accepted that?
This place may not be for everyone. It definitely isn’t the prettiest, there are some questionable people around (mainly drunks) and you pretty much sit on the road. But for those of you that are budget backpackers like us, this is where you need to be.
Who would have thought it hey? A year ago I didn’t even own a waterproof coat! If it was raining, I wouldn’t go outside, simple! The most I walked was to and from the bus stop for work, or to Greggs for lunch. Now, my limited edition Nike sneakers are covered in mud, my butt is sore from falling over and I’m scrabbling under fallen trees – and loving it!
I am all for art reaching the masses. The world should be more colourful! It is great to see an artist appeal to such an array of fans. But when that popularity means we can’t actually appreciate the work anymore and the viewing sessions are timed on an iPad, that is when I start questioning what the point of it all is?
Singapore is like the Cara Delevingne of cities, young, funky, beautiful, arty and ridiculously photogenic. Although only a small country, the atmosphere and the buildings are mighty. Here is what we got up to on our first day, a whirlwind of a day, in Singapore.
We thought that when you go travelling you spend most of your time lazing on a beach, chilling in the sunshine, sipping beers and cocktails. OK we have had a lot of beer, but hardly any beach time! That all changed when we visited El Nido in The Philippines, and what incredible beaches this place has!
It’s a shame, a real shame. This tour could have been awesome, we were going to see one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World! But the whole experience, the waiting and the wasted time before we got to the river, really tainted the day.