LOST IN x BRUNO ROCHA
Ko Phi Phi (THA)
In 2018, we were traveling around Southeast Asia. We decided to visit Ko Phi Phi, a small island on the southwest of Thailand. Famous for being the place we’re the movie “the Beach” was filmed.
We took a ferry from Phuket to arrive. The island Ko Phi Phi is actually composed of two different islands. The big one named Ko Phi Phi Don where you can visit and stay, and Ko Phi Phi Leh, the smaller virgin island protected by UNESCO.
As soon as we arrived at Ko Phi Phi Don, we went up to the viewpoint where you could see the whole island. It is shaped as if two half moons had collided with each other. Each bay had its own color, but were equally beautiful. The bright colorful sunset reflected on the ocean. It was a unique welcome to the island.
During our stay, we booked a boat tour that would take us near the virgin island. We were not allowed to step on the beach, but we were able to stay on a boat that could deck nearby. The local tour guide got us to jump into open waters to snorkel and kayak around. When the night fell, the bioluminescent plankton glowed under the boat. We slept on the top deck, right beneath the sky. Deep silence, shiny stars, ocean sounds and the indistinguishable clash between the dark waters and the night sky. There is just some sort of magic within this island that we will never forget.
Special thanks to Vane Manzanilla, with whom I was fortunate enough to share this unforgettable experience.
We slept on the top deck, right beneath the sky. Deep silence, shiny stars, ocean sounds and the indistinguishable clash between the dark waters and the night sky.
I am Bruno Rocha Evia, a 25 year old medical intern (soon to be medical doctor), born in Cancun, Mexico. My parents travelled around the world for almost 2 years, so I was raised with pictures of pyramids, kangaroos and temples all over my house. Ever since I remember, I always set myself the goal of getting to see and live where the photographs were taken. These pictures prove that I’m currently discovering those places that I’d only seen in pictures before, and maybe…. someday my house will also be full of them for my kids to see them.
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