Krabi, Thailand 14th Jan - 17th Jan
Trip Start Dec 13, 2012
100Trip End Apr 02, 2014
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Dates: 14/01/2013 – 17/01/2013
Krabi is on mainland Thailand, about a 2 hour ferry ride from Phi Phi. It's not really a main tourist destination which was nice for a change, we instantly saw a drop in living costs. We definitely preferred it to the Phuket area, much quieter & more beautiful scenery.
This is where we stayed, it is a pretty quiet town about half an hour away from the beach
Once again we hired a moped and set off to explore the surrounding areas. We arrived at Ao Nang beach and were surprised at how beautiful it was. We crossed a sandbank to an island close by and had a swim amongst the surrounding rock cliffs & islands in the distance. We then continued for about an hour travelling up the coast and stopping and swimming at every beach.
We took part in a tour that visited four different islands surrounding the Krabi area. First off we stopped at Chicken Island where we had a swim and you were able to walk through the shallow water to Tup island about 500 metres away. Next stop was Bat bay where we snorkelled in the crystal clear tropical water. There were many different species of colourful fish to see & the tour guide through bread into the water so they came to the surface. Next stop was Poda Island where we stopped for a buffet lunch and a bit of sunbathing. On the journey back to the wharf we stopped off at Pranang Caves. This was a lovely island with caves by the water. There were many climbers climbing the rock faces & there was also some sort of "fertility" shrine in the cave, very strange…see pic!
Food & Drink
Favourite Local Dish: Mixed fried rice inside a pineapple
New Tastes: Yakult Shake, Asian Fruit (sweet & sour)
International McDonalds Meal: Beef Prosperity Burger – Again
Local Beer: Singah
We put our phones in a dry bag and went swimming in the sea with it. The bag leaked….both iphones broken – photos, contacts, everything lost. Lesson learned – never trust a dry bag again with expensive stuff in it! Had to go out and buy some cheapy replacement phones.
Thepparat Guesthouse - $30 a night, inc all facilities & brekkie. Was a nice place to stay for a few days although there were many other hotels around for a much cheaper price. The people that ran it were friendly & helpful. Wouldn’t really stay in Krabi town again – Ao Nang is the place to go, right next to the beach.
Meals: $1.50 - $3
Water: $0.50 for 1.5 litre
Alcohol: $3 for a long neck
Transport: $10 for a moped for a day
Petrol: $3.5 for a tank
Average Daily Spend per person: $30
Transport there for both of us: $19
Total Spend for both of us inc. Transport: $200
NOTE: Some pics were lost from here too due to the phones breaking - but the pics we do have are beautiful so you get the idea :-)