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Krabi Town & Sokran (Thai New Year)

Krabi town was better than I expected, instead of staying 2 nights as planned we stayed an extra 2. The bus ride there we met a lovely bunch of girls who we eventually stayed with during our time here ๐Ÿ™‚ The hostel (Pak Up) that we stayed in was amazing! Modern, clean, chilled atmosphere and it had proper thick bed sheets, like at home ๐Ÿ˜€

After settling in we visited tiger temple and before you ask no there isn’t any real tigers lol. Anyways we walked up 1274 steps to a temple at a top of the mountain! Was hard work, as some of the steps was sooo steep and scary little monkeys on the way. It took, just under half an hour and the view was amazing especially during sunset!! Before we left, the girls brought a celebratory beer (not a fan of beer so I opted for sprite lol) for the top however big tip as it was a temple we totally forgot that alcohol was strictly forbidden!! So that was an epic fail moment esp as there where monks around but they didn’t see phewww.

The next day it was Songkran (Thai New Year) I found out this is the only day when you can literally drench anyone with water!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ That morning our hostel had a huge barrel of water filled with buckets and water guns. My highlight of the morning was pouring a whole bucket of water on a dry women on a motorbike who had to stop at a crossing LOL. There was also loads of open back trucks that carried loads of people who we had a massive water war with hahaha.

After the crazy water fights we took a long tail boat to Riley Beach which was AMAZING! The sand and sea was good however the scenery of the rocks around the bay was the highlight, the atmosphere was warming as the locals was celebrating there new year. We had a lush lunch of bbq chicken, pad thai and coleslaw and before we left we took a walk around the caves on the island. That evening we had dinner, cocktails and a boogie ๐Ÿ™‚

The third day we all rented bicycles and took a long tail boat over the river and biked for 40 minutes on a small remote island. It was a change of scenery as it felt like we was in the countryside with no westerners around and kids waving hello to us (cute). We biked to luxury hotel and was able to use their swimming pool where we created a synchronise swim routine haha. After we biked back and stopped at a seafood restaurant where I had a messy but well lush red thai crab curry yummm. That evening we visited a good evening market where i picked up some vintage waist high Levi’s shorts for ยฃ2 and Nick brought random cheap clothes too.

The day after me and nick went on James Bond tour which my mum had always wanted to go to last time we was in Thailand. The day consisted of the usual boat ride, sight seeing, James Bond island, canoeing, and then lunch/shop on the floating village. That evening we was in for a treat ๐Ÿ™‚ as one of the british guys who “helped” at the hostel cooked a proper roast chicken including all the trimmings for 20 people!! It was soo lushhhh!!

The last day me and nick had a relaxing massage before we got on the bus to Bangkok baby ๐Ÿ˜€

Overall Krabi was a small cute town with plenty of things to do. It’s normally just a quick stop over to Bangkok but be warned you may stay hereย longer than expected.


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