Published: March 15th 2012March 12th 2012
We got on the boat which took us to Surat Thani mainland Thailand where we had been from the sleeper train from Bangkok and here transferred to a coach heading across to Krabi. It stopped just outside Krabi where we got onto another bus into Krabi town centre. A quick walk around Krabi which was smaller than expected found us a room with Fridge, hot shower, fan and Tv for 400baht so we stayed here. We found that Krabi was a stop off point for everybody going to Railay, Phi Phi and Lanta so we changed our plan and only stayed for 2 nights. There was a night market by the riverside which done the cheapest food ever and we had Pad Thai which this time came with peanuts and Tofu aswell as usual Egg/Shrimp. We had nutella on pancakes for dessert and went to bed stuffed. The next day we bought our boat ticket to Koh Lanta and had a cocunut and deep fried bananas for breakfast, health freaks us nowadays. We had tea again at the night market but this time i tried a new dish called Rad Na which i can only describe as Sunday Dinner soup. It
was chicken and veg with noodles in a bowl of gravy type sauce and was excellent.
Our boat was 10.30 the next morning and we walked to where we bought our tickets where we were ushered onto the back of another random truck and taken to the pier. Here we were directed to accomodation touts but we realised and walked off to where we directed towards some seats. It got close to 11am and i realised we werent where we were meant to be and we followed directions for the departing boat. We set off for Koh Lanta at about 11.30 and I spent some time on the deck of the boat which made my now long hair quite windswept. We arrived about 2 hours later at Saladan pier which was a proper pier unlike some of the other passengers who literally got off the boat onto a dinghy whilst in the middle of the sea before being whisked off to random tiny islands. A quick toilet break before we were pulled onto a yellow tuk tuk whos driver said he could find us a cheap place on the beach for 300-400 baht...
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