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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi July 16th 2019

I have always loved exploring my country Thailand, its unrelenting landscape, rich culture, serene, green rural landscape and many sights to see. I had a similar trip to Krabi with my friends a while back. It turned out to be one of my best vacations in an affordable paradise. Read about it in my blog. I also expected the Krabi family holiday to be equally exciting. Krabi is located in Southern Thailand, a relaxing destination located between Trang and Phang Nga. It has over 150km coastline covered with pristine white sands and turquoise water. The inland has caves, cliffs and several waterfalls. Road Trip from Phang Nga to Krabi Town Our journey started with road travel from Phang Nga to Krabi. Phang Nga is my hometown, a place where I have grown up. The jo... read more
Family Trip to Krabi

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi May 23rd 2019

This was a totally unplanned, impromptu travel that brought me sheer joy! I was both thrilled that I had a good deal and a little worried that my OCD will kick in and I will plan the whole trip out even before getting to the destination. However, all is well that ends well and true to that saying, I did minimal research and made the usual mistakes. So here's my guide to doing life away from life, especially if you are travelling alone (applicable even with family) 1. Getting the best deal - Air Asia OK so I am not promoting AA nor am I being paid to speak highly of them in any way, but my experience was awesome. After deciding on my destination, I went on to Air Asia's website and chose the Flight+Hotel ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi February 24th 2019

No blogging for a few days, just went to the beach, so nothing to report. I was really comfortable at Best House, except for the wash basin being on the balcony. That was a pain in the neck. Otherwise it was a real bargain, in a great location and the owners were so nice and helpful. Today was a travel day. I booked the 9am minivan. They go every hour from 6-4pm and cost 300b, hotel to hotel service, although I’m always a bit anxious that I’ll get dumped at the bus station and have to get a tuktuk for the last bit. For Long Beach the time was 9.40 as they start from further down the island. Be ready early, mine came at 9.30, then we waited 15mins round the corner for some guys who ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi December 10th 2018

ok, this time we were determined to at least start the trip out alittle slower... And with that thought in mind, we booked an overnight layover in Doha, to break up the 24 hour trip to Bangkok. Staying at the King's gate hotel, they upgraded our downtown room to an amazing executive suite on the top floor. It had floor to ceiling windows along a third of the room with a stunning view of the city! We were only there 24 hours, but enjoyed just walking around the souk section. Then it was on to Bangkok. We arrived at 4am, and surprisingly there were not 350 people ahead of us to get thru customs. This was definitely the easiest transition from airport to taxi to hotel. The downside to this, we arrived at our hotel at ... read more
Loved our balcony view in BKK
And even more stunning at night
Lunch with a view

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi September 24th 2018

Beaching is always my favourite thing to do on the vacation. I just got back from a friends-and-family trip to Krabi, Thailand. It turns out that spending time with loved ones, in an affordable paradise, is one of the better ways to pass three days. So without further ado, let me tell you about our getaway and hopefully give you some solid ideas about what to do in Krabi Thailand. Krabi, Thailand Trip Day One: An Airport Reunion As is the case with any trip, the first hurdle was getting there. Luckily, Krabi is a hospitality hub, so finding flights is fairly easy. My husband Archie and I flew into Krabi directly from our current home base in Chiang Mai. Our friends hopped a flight from Bangkok. My parents, who already live down sou... read more
Krabi Trip
Snorkeling at Railay

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi July 19th 2018

The sun finally arrived on our honeymoon! We hurried out of bed to take advantage of the clear morning, unknowing if the storm clouds would move back in. Kristy got a banana and chocolate pancake breakfast while we walked between two beaches. We settled into a spot on url= Nang beach. It was hot, sunny, and breezy; a perfect day for the beach. We laid out for a while then tested the surf. The water was warm but still refreshing. After soaking up as many rays as we could, we ascended some beachside stairs to the url= Company restaurant. We each had shrimp and Chang/ur... read more
Kristy Jumping Waves
Kristy at Long Tail2
Kristy at Ao Nang

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi April 24th 2018

What would you do on your last day in Thailand? Visit a temple of course! Tiger Cave Temple sits high up on a tall lime karst overlooking the small town of Krabi. We jumped on a local bus right outside our guest house which took us all the way to the temple for 50 Baht each (£1). As we were dropped off the driver pointed to a sheet with times written on and indicated he would pick us up at the time we pointed to. We chose 12.30. Three hours later. Service!! We walked around the temples at the bottom before tackling the 1267 or so steps to the top. Within minutes we were pouring with sweat stopping frequently to catch our breath and take in the fantastic views. Finally, at the top we walked around ... read more
Before the big climb
Monks going up
A short way up

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi December 31st 2017

We left Bangkok in a tropical storm and flew the 1 hr south west to Krabi. As Bangkok, warm and humid on arrival. The only way to get to our hotel the Centara Grand is by 15 minute ferry (no charge for residents). This does of course mean you are a bit cut off. There is a steep up and down 10 minute walk ‘The Monkey Trail’ to the next bay Ao Nang, to escape, snorkeling trips to Phi Phi and other places can be organized and you can summon a long tail to take you to next beach at Rail Key. But what does Ao Nang have to offer; not much. Lots of bars, restaurants and massage parlours (all quite respectable I hasten to add). Some will be delighted to hear that Frin persuaded me ... read more
Our A320 awaits
Centara Grand from ferry
Room with a view

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi December 9th 2017

After a month in India we were looking forward to the change that Thailand would offer for a couple of weeks! We were also looking forward to seeing some familiar faces in the shape of The Perham’s who we were meeting in Bangkok before heading south to the islands. Before that though we had to negotiate the small matter of a country mourning the anniversary of their King’s death and a five day funeral ceremony which led to most of the city being shut down when we arrived - not helped by the fact that I felt like I was pretty close to my own death bed by the time we had arrived still feeling the effects of a nasty souvenir from our last few days in India! I’d like to say that being the well ... read more
Kayaking to Monkey Beach, Koh Phi Phi
Penis Cave!
Taxi in Koh Lanta

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi December 5th 2017

A sunny beach and mangrove forest hide one of the nicest hostels I stayed at. 'The Bananas' was the perfect place to end my stay in Southern Thailand. At the time I'm writing this, there's only one more day to go before I leave the land of smiles. And incidentally, about an hour, before I hop on my scooter, drive back to Ao Nang and get a shared taxi to the airport. I felt a bit.. Apprehensive before coming here. Locked in, a victim of my own planning (or lack thereof). I booked the plane ticket from krabi earlier, because I expected to go to koh Lipe (but didn't, because of the weather. People that actually went told me this was a good decision, but still..) it caused me to have to stay in the krabi ... read more
Start of the hike
Signs along the road
I made a new friend!

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