Sea Gypsy village at Koh Sirey, Phuket

 

Koh Sirey sea gypsy village is one of the locations where tourists, travellers and local expats should visit at least once. 

The village first seems like Burmese camp, but that's just an cover. If you drive by, that's all there is to see. However when going inside of the village, there is much more life .. and things to learn for each of us. 

My first impression when riding inside of the village was 'oh boy, is this what inbreeding does for the community or is this location filled with heavy metals which makes the people act like this'. Everybody seemed to be overweighed and careless. That was my western  world brain thinking. I was dead wrong. They were just happy.

The sea gypsies are one of the few people in the world who are genuinely happy. They have own trusted society and everybody seemed to like to have fun. Living the day and why not?

They go out for fishing, sell what the sea offers, buy beer and have a party. Not exactly bad life. Who needs new iPads and tight meeting schedules when you already have everything you need right where you are?

While visiting the village, I was invited to the several parties. I had decline at that time, but will likely go back at some point and have a beer with the villagers. 

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Sea gypsy kids learning to dance

Sea gypsy kids learning to dance

 

Mothers and kids

Mothers and kids

 

Party at Sea gypsy village - Koh Sirey. The ladies asked me to join for a beer. 

Party at Sea gypsy village - Koh Sire

 

Phuket town from Koh Sirey

Phuket town from Koh Sire

 

Fishing boat going for night fishing trip, Koh sirey

 

Beach at Koh Sirey

Beach at Koh Sire

 

Man drying sea cucumbers at sea gypsy village, Koh Sirey, Phuket

Man drying sea cucumbers at sea gypsy village, Koh sire, Phuket

 

Saturnday evening party at Koh Sirey

Saturnday evening party at Koh Sire