Beer in a Teapot, Fish House and Lightening

Trip Start Feb 18, 2010
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Krabi Thailand 5/10-5/13

Well Bali was our last planned stop and since then we have started wingin' it. People ask where we're going next or what we're doing tomorrow and we just shrug our shoulders and say "don't know". It's actually very freeing, so much less stressful once you just let go! I totally thought it would be the opposite, with planning being the easierpath, and although I'm still getting used to it, I don't know if I can go back! That's not to say we didn't do research, but as far as knowing
what to do once we idea.

We arrived at Krabi (gra-bee) airport and after realizing we missed the bus to town, negotiated for a taxi ride instead. On the way to Krabi town we could see amazing rocky cliffs jutting up through the horizon. One had a golden temple on top. When we got to town we immediately found out the location of the night market and proceeded to find a place to stay nearby. We just walk in and ask how much is a room and if it's in our budget then we ask if we can see it. After we dropped our bags off we walked along the river we stop for a beer at a large open area with tables and they served it to us in a teapot with a bucket of ice and 2 glasses on the side. I couldn't stop giggling. We then hopped on a boat where a local guy took us on a ride down the river where we saw monkeys underneath the mangroves, a huge limestone cave 35 feet off the ground, aswimming monitor lizard, and a fishery for wild caught fish to grow bigger for eatin'!  Didn't see THAT in Lonely Planet!

Later, we rest for a while in the room and watch Avatar dubbed over in Thai. It was still great.

We eat dinner at the fantastic night market every night, real Thai food, it's what we've been most
excited about! (Although here they just call it food) We start out with pad thai and Tom Ka soup. So de-lish!
The next night it's satay, cashew and prawns, and Chinese broccoli. Nutella on thin crispy fried dough for dessert accompanied by very hot little coconut cream balls with sugar.  Third night, more spicy soup and pad thai, Pad See Ew and same dessert!

Our second night here we watched a beautiful lightening storm over the backdrop of a dark pink sunset. (Getting these pictures was not easy. Props to Jon for his patience, it was worth it.)

We are entering the rainy season in Thailand, so it rains everyday, but only for an hour or two in the late afternoon or evening.  Mid-day is brutally hot, and we switched to an air-con room for $3 more.  Totally worth it, although we seem to be becoming nocturnal again!

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off2sea on

Lightening photo is spectacular!!!!

waspes on

jon- my brother in law and his family live in singapore and have a place in phuket. let me know if you want me to introduce you...he has been living in asia for 7 years. hope you are well. check out the old school pics your sis posted on facebook...too much. wendi

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