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Chapter sixty seven - Krabi

Let's give it another chance...

rain 27 °C

Day 244: Krabi Town, Thailand 30/05/2012

Arrive in Alor Setar at about seven in the morning, naturally stopping to write some postcards as you do after fifteen hours travelling. Following this we have a bit of trouble finding the best way to the border (this journey was not so well planned) and after getting a cab to the Malaysian side, we troop through no-man’s land with our stuff, get through Thai immigration and in keeping with the rest of the journey to this point, realise we have no idea where to go next. A quick (one hour) drink in McDonald’s and a consultation with the Lonely Planet enables us to decide to give Krabi another chance. We are soon on a very tightly packed minibus destined for Hat Yai.

Hat Yai proves to be remarkably like Kuantan in its worryingly high percentage of unhelpful people and we eventually get ourselves on a coach for Krabi. We take the opportunity to grab a bite to eat (Pad Thai always welcome) and are soon aboard our fourth vehicle of the day. Dropped in Krabi Town around sixish and the fifth vehicle of the day (pick up truck) drops us right in the centre. Hunt for a nice hotel (needs to be a good one after twenty six hours on the road). Caught in a huge thunderstorm so dive into a place for tea, fashion a rain cover for my bag using my fashionable rain jacket and eventually check into a very nice hotel room. A great documentary on Fox Movies – ‘Who Killed the Electric Car’. Yawn.

Day 245: Krabi Town, Thailand 31/05/2012

A very good night’s sleep before we get our stuff together and move into a another (cheaper) room around the corner. Take a quick walk around Krabi Town, which proves to be quite nice (definitely nicer than Ao Nang) with a lot of friendly locals and amazing chicken salads available roadside. Find ourselves watching some more breakdancing at the local shopping mall. Later in the day we meet a bald man with his head tattooed (ouch) and as the clouds gather another tropical storm is imminent. We head to the bar at our place, play a bit of pool and watch the rain bounce a full six inches back off the pavement from the relative safety of the pool table.
Brave the weather after a while and head to the nearby night market for some seriously good food, a bit of fruit and some delightful nice little cupcakes. Early night.

Posted by tevs 08:57 Archived in Thailand Tagged rain thailand krabi

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