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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi March 30th 2023

All good things come to an end. It was time for us to set off on our way back home. Not before saying our last goodbyes to many of the people we'd become friends with over the last few weeks. First stop was Krabi town on the mainland reached by mini van. Travel is so easy here, a minivan picks you up at your hotel/ resort and gets you over to the mainland on a small car ferry and then drops you off at your chosen hotel/ guesthouse in Krabi. Door to door service, can't complain! They carry 12 people so the journey can be a bit long winded as they go round picking people up then dropping them off at various locations. It took us about two hours in all. We planned a night here ... read more
Last fire show on the beach
Last night at Aleena Mini Mart with a bunch of new friends
A last goodbye to the staff at " Somewhere Else"

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi February 4th 2023

I had a pretty sleepless night due to the local cockerels, dogs, cicadas and geckos tag teaming all night all around me, one would stop and then some other sort of argument would strike up. I had to be ready for 7.30 so no chance of breakfast and I did not feel my best. I’d paid Yai 250bt for the boat to the mainland and a can transfer to Trang bus station where I had to find my next van. I hadn’t researched this much/at all so wasn’t feeling too confident but googled a bit on the first van and it looked doable, as Yai had said. He drove me along the pier to the halfway point where there were 2 shonky looking contraptions and he told me which guy wold be the van driver, he ... read more
Shonky boat
Arriving at the pier

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi February 14th 2020

Wednesday 12th February 2020 Well, our journey here took longer than expected but we got here in the end! Our speed boat left Koh Yao Noi around 9.00 a.m. and should have reached Koh Pu pier in 45 minutes to drop us off, ending its journey at Koh Jum pier at 10.00 a.m. However, half way across the bay, one of the engines started playing up, so we chugged to the floating dock at Railay and we and our rucksacks were cast ashore, well on to the wobbly pontoon jetty actually. Our boatman got on his phone and about fifteen minutes later a smaller speed boat arrived from Krabi on its way to Koh Lanta. The driver of this smaller boat was very young and he crashed into the pontoon at speed, then asked us to ... read more
Farewell Koh Yao Noi
Our Tuk-tuk

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi January 26th 2020

So today was quite simple, get from Ao Nang to Krabi town, a distance of only 17 km. How to do it? The options are several. Taxi door to door - 500B Shared van door to door - cannot! Shared van to airport then another back into town - 300B Local bus (songthaew) - 50B As I had all day and what‘s the worst that could happen, I chose the local bus. The bus stop for Krabi is down the road just before the beach, clearly marked. It goes along the seafront to the Nopparat end so you need to be on the Railay side of the road. They start at 06.30am, no clue as to frequency, and a variety of different vehicles ply the route. As I got to the stop with my bags one ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi November 3rd 2019

Dag 27: Kajakken in de mangroves Na een uitgebreid ontbijt (in dit hotel is er enorm veel keuze!) stapten we op het busje richting mangroves. Vandaag wanen we ons een beetje in een James Bondfilm, want we gaan kajakken in de mangroves waar enkele scenes uit 'The Man With The Golden Gun' zijn opgenomen. Er waren nog 4 anderen bij en een gids. Het was laag water, dus we moesten eerst rond de zandbank roeien en in de mangroves zelf goed opletten zodat we niet vast geraakten. We passeerden eerst enkele rotsen waar we koraal op zagen en daarna vaarden we een grote kloof in. We waren omringd door kalkstenen rotsen. Het was er enorm rustig en mooi (tot we iets later nog meer toeristen tegenkwamen zonder respect voor de rust en stilte in de natuur). ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi November 1st 2019

Dag allemaal, het is eventjes geleden, maar bij deze komt er een efforreke om weer bij te zijn! Dag 25: Khao Sok: Cheow Lan Lake Vandaag rijden we richting Cheow Lan Lake. Een meer dat als natuurgebied is verklaard (net zoals veel hier in Khao Sok). Bij het aankomen zien we een gigantisch meer met prachtige limestonegesteentes in. Onze enthousiaste gids kocht tickets, moest deze laten nakijken in een kotje ernaast, daarnaast in een ander kotje weer iets doen met de tickets en dan aan de pier nog eens laten nakijken. Hier kom je niet zomaar binnen :) We hadden een persoonlijke longtailboat, dus dat was wel fijn. Helaas was de kans op het zien van de prachtige neushoornvogel nihil, aangezien je hiervoor veel vroeger moet komen. Ach ja, het beloofde toch een mooie trip te ... read more

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 jour... 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

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