Koh Phi Phi, Thailand – Then and Now
I received an interesting email from my well-traveled uncle the other day. Attached in this email was the above photo, a shocking comparison that illustrates the phenomenal growth in Koh Phi Phi over the past 25 years. It’s a sobering image to say the least.
As a 10 year old boy, I remember hearing tales about my globe trotting uncle. He captured the photo on the left in 1987 when he was backpacking around Southeast Asia. Yes, this was in the era before smart phones, email, WiFi, ATM’s and debit cards.
Though I do love the fact that travel to Thailand has become easier and more accessible, part of me is super disappointed that such a beautiful slice of paradise has completely transformed to meet the world’s appetite for sandy beaches and clear blue water.
Nevertheless, I’m thankful to my uncle for sharing his photo and allowing me to share it with you.
Have you revisited a destination several years later, only to find that it’s nothing like how you remember? Share your experience in the comments section below and feel free to share some links, we’d love to read about it.