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Maya Bay: Movie Set, And Home of The Bioluminescent Plankton

A small, beautiful deserted island with a (now iconic) crescent beach with brilliant turquoise water nestled in a near 360 degree set of limestone cliffs. No wonder this was the set used in cult classic film “The Beach.” Not only is it incredibly beautiful and serene as it’s portrayed in the book, and in the movie, but it also actually is home to the glow in the dark plankton. These bioluminescent creatures light up the sea when they are disturbed, making the already picturesque setting feel like a fantasy land. Read More

 
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Ko Phi Phi, Party Central!

Widely known as the location where cult classic film “The Beach,” starring Leonardo Dicaprio, was filmed. Ko Phi Phi is the land of buckets and babes. Being a small island, the layout is very condensed and homely, an attribute I grew to be quite fond of. The locals are friendly, the girls are beautiful, the nights are exciting, and the scenery is great. Ko Phi Phi has everything you could need within close range. It’s not only parties though, so if you aren’t a big drinker, there’s still reasons to make the trip. Read More

 
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Ancient Ruins And Scorpions On A Stick

A 13 hour overnight train ride, an ancient city, and Bangkok; all in one day. I didn’t know what to expect once I booked our sleeper train to the ancient royal city of Ayutthaya. Destroyed by The Burmese War in the late 1700s, much of it consists of ruins. The temples and history are plentiful and rich. Coming from here to the bustling city of Bangkok was quite a shock at first, but we grew accustomed to it quite fast. After all, you don’t have much of a choice! I’ll break down our journey, Ayutthaya, and the little part of Bangkok we experienced. Read More