Saturday, June 17, 2017

Travelogue to Krabi, Thailand 04-071016

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Tim and I made a 3N3N trip to Krabi, Thailand last year in October. We then just passed our 3rd year of getting together so the trip was sort of to commemorate the special occasion. :) It was both our first time going to Thailand so it was quite exciting!

P/s Apologies in advance for this post won't be a price guide to Krabi. The trip was ages ago and I forgot the prices of most things but will include all that I can remember!


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Happy faces on the plane.


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Instead of staying at Krabi town, we opted to stay at Ao Nang beach. As soon as we landed, we hopped on a Songtheaw to get to Ao Nang. Worth noting that from the airport, the Songtheaw will send you directly to your hotel which was really convenient!


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For our 3 nights in Krabi, we stayed in an Airbnb called Relax@Krabi. 

The host of this Airbnb is a couple called Bancha and Ritar and they were such lovely people. Our room was big and really comfortable with a living area and the bedroom separated by a sliding door. As soon as we checked in our room, Ritar brought us coconut drinks. Bancha is a painter and he painted the town map himself.

I have nothing but good things to say about this place and the host and I really recommend it! You can check out the Airbnb listing here and you'll see that the reviews are really good. :)

Relax@Krabi Home Gallery
311 Nopharat thara soi 8, Aonang, 
Chang Wat Krabi 81000.
+66 81 535 2119


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First meal in Krabi was beef noodle at a stall around the corner when we went out to get snacks. :)


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And then I discovered heaven Thai Pancakes. This crispy goodness was the perfect snack for me!! During our trip I think I had it at least 4 times? One portion is 20-40 Baht (around rm5). :)


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Rise and shine!! First day in Krabi we woke up to breakfast prepared for us before we went island hopping. :)  Pad Thai, fried chicken, porridge, some fruits and local kuih all that good stuff! Ritar also thoughtfully gave us some plastic pouches for our phones so we can take pictures while in water.


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The Phi Phi Island Hopping package was 1000 Baht (around RM120) per person and we bought it at the airport when we landed. Ritar told us we could've gotten a better deal haha oh well!  At 9am a van came to pick us to the jetty and from there we took the speedboat to the islands. :)

Worth noting that it was rain season in Krabi when we visited but that day we had perfect weather! A few times Ritar was telling us maybe we wouldn't be able to go island hoping due to rain but that day we lucked out. It got cloudy on certain hours of the day but throughout, it was really sunny. :D


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The boat drove for not sure how long, passed a narrow passageway between two cliffs and we reached Pileh Lagoon. The lagoon is surround by mountains and the water is so green and beautiful! The boat parked and we were given time to swim. 


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Look how happy I was to be in the water, apparently smiling to myself LOL.


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And damnnnn. *heart shaped eyes*


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Phi Phi Don is a small sea side town where we toured around and had our lunch. :) We also went to Maya Bay for some snorkelling but the pictures turned out horrible lol so yea!


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Bamboo Island was really pretty! It is a national park and an entrance fee was charged outside of the 1000Baht island hoping fee. Really enjoyed the short time we had here- walk around getting some sun while enjoying the chilled atmosphere of people swimming and sunbathing.


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Home after half a day of activities! 


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After shower and some rest, we took the rented scooter and went out to explore Ao Nang. :) It was drizzling then so we explored town wearing neon orange raincoats.


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Nopparat Thara Beach.


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Nightmarket sights. :)


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My prince charming on his white horse. :) *vomits* lol Tim really enjoyed driving the scooter and I really enjoyed riding it. A few times he wanted me to try but I didn't dare to!


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Two below average shots taken along Aonang Shopping Street. The street has a Bali vibe and I like chilled environment like these! 


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NO MATTER WHERE WE ARE ON EARTH, MUST VISIT MCD. 


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And I really wanted to get a sun hat for the trip! But I didn't. :( So yea a picture in the convenient store will do lol.


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Along Aonang, there is a section full of street food stalls selling seafood, pancakes, juices, milkshakes etc. Been told by a colleague that it is a must-visit! The place was full of people and if unlucky, you'll have to queue to get a table. 


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I never liked the classic Thai dessrt back in Malaysia but the Mango Sticky Rice I had here was so good! 


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Dinner was served! We had green curry, fried lala and Thai Omelette with rice.


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Snacks and beer to end the day perfectly. And that was the end of our first day in Krabi. :) Part II soon! Till then.




With all the love,
Kxin