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Travel Blogs from Krabi
"I'm just passin’ through
Just passin’ through
It’s a sweet short ride through a beautiful place
If you can’t dig it, it’s a real disgrace
It’s a miracle, but commonplace"
We spent a night in Krabi town on each side of our trip to Koh Phi Phi and loved it. No big activities …
... improved dramatically and we even got a complimentary pudding at the end of our meal…. When our hop-on hop-off bus arrived they ran into the street to wave us goodbye! Like the Malawians and Zimbabweans in SA they work hard to send money back to their struggling families in their homeland.
Back at the station we were delighted to find shower rooms as we were still in the same clothes that we had left Los Angeles in 3 days earlier!!! ...
... time jumping off the pontoon and splashing around - it seems prating around in water is a universal language!!
Soon though, we are hustled back to the boat and, eventually head back to our home port. A strange, heartbreaking day in more ways than one. We didn't even get to see the famous Maya Bay (from the film) because the sea was too choppy!
Having had our expectations lowered quite drastically, we are perhaps more realistic about what to expect today. ...
... signed so already feeling heavy legged from numerous steps we went in search of the entrance to the long climb up to the Buddha that we had came for.
The temple and Buddha at the top are quite a recent addition here. Only built in 1975 and for some reason they thought it was a great idea to pop it on the top of the tallest column around. The 1272 steps were an absolute killer. The lad we were staying with had advised we get there early to avoid ...
... While everybody we talked to was shocked at the prospect of armed robbery in Phuket, it became painfully obvious to us at how common purse snatchings are, usually a perpetrator on a scooter or motorbike grabbing it from an unsuspecting tourist walking along the street.
We actually were seated next to an Aussie couple who were also filing a report, who brazenly had a bag snatched from them - while they were riding along on their scooter, ...