Monday, April 27, 2009
I thought of going by tour, unfortunately I was cheated by the tour company. I thought my wish of going to china would be just gone, blown away.After much enquires, I found out that my friend lives there,hehe! I was going there after all. But there is no luxury, as to sit on the bus and let the tour guide handle everything. I needed to plan for my trip.
Hence by journey begins to Beijing and Shanghai...
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
4 Island Tours (by long tail) RM35-50 per person
5 island tours ( by long tail) RM 60-80 per person
Hong Island Tour (by long tail) RM 60-80 per person
Phi Phi Island (by speed boat) RM 110-150 per person
James Bond Tour (by speed boat) RM 230-250 per person
Water Rafting(there are many programs that you can choose from) Cheapest: RM105 per person Most Expensive: 250 per person.
ATV and rafting RM 380-390 per person
To Enter National Park-- RM 40 per person
This is the price that I got from the tour companies from my last visit, price may vary according to season.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Total cost: RM 160
Saturday, April 11, 2009
The Hong Islands Tour
- I wanted to go for that tour too, as I have heard about how good and how beautiful the Hong islands.
James Bond Island
- This island is where they film the movie. But looking the pictures, it is not so captivating.
Sea Canoe Tours
-Kayak Ao Tha Lane
- Kayak Bor Thor
- Kayak Koh Hong
- Kayak Srakaew
White Water Rafting
- Rafting & Elephant Track- Full/Half Day
- Rafting only
-Full day Adventure- incl ATV
Other than shopping around Ao Nang, I took a tuk-tuk and went to their local markets. More for their local people. You can try the food there, but be careful, if you stomach is sensitive or if you are afraid. Don't risk it, because it might spoilt your holiday. The night market in Ao Nang is on, Monday, Tuesdays, Fridays, 3pm onwards.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Next: Tup Island, another spectacular island! This island is one of its kind. Why? Look at the ligher blue area in the picture, do you see people walking? Yes, during low tide, you are able to walk from one island to the other. Amazing!
Picture of the path or sandy causeway to walk from one island to the other. Look easy to walk from one island to the other but it is quite a distance, don't miss it, it is really worth while.
The island path from another angle.
The other island. After you walk across to the other island, you can have different views of the island, enjoy different part of the beach.
We had lunch on this island, was a bit hesitant to leave this place.
I would recommend the Green Planet tour comapany for the 4 islands tour. Not bad, nothing special happened but they were nice.
4 Islands Tour
Absolutely Must Go!!! No matter how many days you are staying, MUST GO! It is very breathtaking, love all the 3 islands in this tour, so fascinating!! I love this trip more than the Phi Phi Island one because of the distance, it is nearer.
Downside: One thing about this tour too, if you are looking for beautiful corals, you might be dissapointed!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
This is chicken island, it has the chicken head too... Haha....from a distance you will know which island you will be going too.
Friday, April 3, 2009
This is not the first time, eating at Italiannies. The last time, I ate, the food was good, especially, one dish that I truly love. This time around, I had a craving for this dish at Italiannies. As you know the price is not cheap at all. So when I saw the newspaper advert that they are having special promotion for lunch,RM 13.90, I ate lunch at this restaurant.
I went to their outlet in One Utama. As every promotion small print is important, same as Italiannies, after being given a place to sit. I look at the promotion once again and found out that it was RM 13.90 onwards...aiyah! They only have one dish that is RM 13.90, 8" Magherita Pizza, the prices of other dishes are higher. One good thing though, the set includes a cup of soup and your choice of Pepsi/ Lipton Iced Lemon Tea.
The served us bread; their bread mixed with vinegar and olive oil...Wow! Yes, it is only bread, but it taste different from ordinary bread especially when dipped with vinegar.
I decided to choose my favourite dish in Italiannies--- The Classic Carbonara, Yummy! Unfortunately, it was included in the promotion. My last impression of it, very delicious. This time round, i enjoyed the first bite, but after a while, did not really like it, the taste was a bit different, I think they used milk instead of cream(my personal opinion, I'm not a chef!). Anyway, it tasted different! I think I would recommend eating and sharing it with friends. I think it taste better like that. The price of this dish- not cheap- RM 20.00+ for one person.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Bonus point: We were able to spot Dolphin, look at the picture. Wow, dolphin in the middle of Thailand, hehe!
End of the tour, we went back to Ao Nang.
I would recommend this big tour company: Nattacha Tour- for Phi Phi Island.
They were willing to accommodate to our request, they went all the way out. They handle tours with personal touch. The boat man was willing to take us extra mile to have a look at the dolphins, even though it was not in our itinerary. Really showed us that they are not doing it for the money only. Highly recommended.
Phi Phi Island Tour Review
It is worth going for the tour, as the scenery is beautiful and it is one of the famous tours.
The downside is that the distance is quite far and because of the popularity of this place, there are many people on the islands. Besides that,during high tide, it is quite a bumpy ride, so after a while you might feel a bit sea sick and uncomfortable and tired too. I felt that way. Be prepared!
If you can't stand travelling on the speed boat for a long time, you might have to reconsider.
Another downside: Unfortunately, the corals that we were taken to see, because of pollution, most of it were dead. I expected to see many colourful corals, but to my dissapointment- Could not spot one at all. (Maybe they didn't take us to they right place)