A Series of Unfortunate Events Part 1: Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

'What will you do if you are in a foreign country with nothing in your pocket?' Or in our case, 'What will you do if you don't have enough Thai Baht in Thailand?' That was the big question we had to face when we arrived in Koh Phi Phi Don.
We flew from Kuala Lumpur to Krabi on the third day of our Southern Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia adventure. I have Philippine peso and Malaysian Ringgit in my pocket. I did not bother exchanging some peso to Thai Baht before leaving KL because I assumed there would be plenty of money changer in Krabi. True enough, there were plenty of money changer in Krabi. But because we arrived early, all of them are still closed.
We decided to board the ferry to Koh Phi Phi Don where we are staying for three days. Jett and Maki had about one thousand baht, so they let me borrow some for the ferry ticket. I am not worried at that time because based on my research, there are also a lot of money changer in Koh Phi Phi Don. Yes, there are a lot. But to my suprise, not a single one would buy Philippine Peso! DAFUQ!!! I was on there verge of panic attack. How the hell are we going to survive without money?! I tried to withdraw cash from my savings account, but it's not working. Koh Phi Phi Don is a place where Philippine peso is non- existent. 
sugpo for the win!
my favorite watermelon shake :)
The answer to our misery? OUR CREDIT CARDS! :) That moment I feel really lucky to have one. We were able to book an island hopping tour using the card. We were able to not only EAT, but INDULGE. I really enjoyed the food in Koh Phi Phi Don, especially in Tonsai Seafood where we ate most of the time. The downside is, you can only use credit cards in fancy restaurants and big establishments. But seriously, I cannot complain. :)
favorite ko din to! Almost every night ito inoorder ko haha
fried calamari
monster burger :)
Chang beer and Banana shake
spicy clams
mixed seafood curry - sobrang anghang pero ang sarap!
english breakfast
Looking at these photos makes me drool! And I'm pretty sure you're craving for it too! I realized, what happened to us is not actually a bad thing. Unfortunate events can turn out to be good ones :) 


thai pancake
Our last day in Koh Phi Phi Don
I do budget travel, but I promised myself I won't scrimp on food. Food is part of culture. De' Joke lang. Palusot ko lang yun. Malakas lang talaga ako kumain :)

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