Lively town - river walk a bonus!
Trip Start Feb 01, 2011
20Trip End Mar 31, 2011
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We stopped for lunch at Phi Phi Don island - all 45 of us - it was a set buffet and was OK. After lunch we had another stop at Monkey Island to feed the monkeys some watermelon. It was a bit staged so not very interesting - really just a photo opportunity. Our final stop was for more snorkeling in the open sea - just jump off the boat and see all the same fish we had seen before.
We got back to Krabi at about 5.30 pm having had a full-on day - but most enjoyable. However, I am glad I am not staying on Phi Phi island - it is soooo crowded.
12th and 13th Feb - I was up again to catch a bus at 8 am to go to Koh Lanta island for 2 nights. My favourite place so far. I stayed in a really nice place with individual bungalows in the grounds - it was called Papillon - owned by a Belgian lady - she made all her own pastries, croissants, pain au chocolat and ciabatta breads. The beach is the best one I have been on so far - so 7/10 - warm turquoise calm sea - walking a little like on the side of a hill, one foot below the other so not good for bad knees. I had drinks on the beach and watched the sun go down on the first evening with some ladies from the guesthouse - then went back to Papillon for dinner and a nice chilled glass of wine - I bet you wondered "what - no mention of wine? she must be having withdrawal symptoms!
I left there at 3 pm - I use that timing loosely - it was actually 3.45 when he arrived to pick me up. He drove back to Krabi like he had ants in his pants!! I soon found out why - 6 of the people had to catch a plane out of Krabi airport to BKK - hence the Lewis Hamilton driving. We got back in one piece at about 6.30 pm - just in time for dinner and another film - "The Other Guy" - a really light-hearted spoof - just what I needed to calm my nerves after the race back.
15th Feb - I left this morning at 11.30 am to take a long bus drive to Khao Lak - luckily, I got to drive up front with the driver so it was bearable. I will send this out now and continue when I get to the end of this part of my trip - eg Phuket on 20th Feb.
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