Saturday, February 28, 2009
luxury on phi phi
Our last official stop on our Asia trip, Ko Phi Phi is a white-sand-blue-water vixen of the island world. Famous for being the location where the movie THE BEACH was shot, we got a free pass to stay in the ritzy island by writing a piece for the Chicago Tribune on a resort there. We got speed-boated to the resort, which is on a private mile-long stretch of beach, and were greeted with coconut shakes garnished with a pineapple and orchids. Ahh, well, this is the life, no? We relaxed poolside and floated around in the endless infinity pool, we spent time in our gigantic (by our room standards on this trip) air-conditioned bungalow, and had a romantic dinner under strings of glowing lights and, beyond that, the brightest glowing starlight.
Look for the article, set to come out around March 8 in the Tribune.