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Adventures in Ao Nang, Muang Krabi, Thailand

 
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added on 24th of August, 2007

We got up early morning and headed out to the airport. The airline which even I didn’t know “One Two Go” was pretty good and everything was very professionally handled. We took an hour to get down to Krabi airport and then took a Taxi to Ao Nang, what a rip off, almost $20 for a 40min drive… That’s really expensive in Thailand.

Anyhow, the guy was immediately driving us to his cousin’s travel agency so we could book a room with them. I refused and asked him to drive us to the pier. We waited for a bit to get the Long Boat filled with tourists (around 8 people) and then we headed out to sea. We were a bit tired from the trip and it seemed like it was gonna start raining quite soon after. Well, bad idea not to wrap up our stuff in plastic bags. It took about 2 minutes until the waves started brushing over the boat, the rain was pouring down on us and we could have pretty much taken a shower instead and would have had the same result. I was turning towards the waves laptop and camera towards the railing, so every time some wave hit me (approx. every 15 secs) I would block them from hitting the laptop. Everything got soaked and I was so sure that all the equipment had been trashed. As we approached land after about 30 min I was a really upset, how could I not see this happening.

Anyhow, all soaked we finally arrived at this beautiful beach called Railay Beach which is located just South of Ao Nang. The rain was still hitting us hard, but I had already capitulated, walking down to the first resort I saw. Great I thought to myself, they only got these high end places here. So first my laptop and camera pretty much drown in the waves and then I pick the most expensive beach in Thailand. I didn’t care, I wasn’t gonna move, just give me a hot coffee and a room where I can wash up and take a hot shower…. Well, at least that’s what I was thinking. The rooms by the way start at 32,000 Baht in low season and 40,000 Baht in high season, so that’s about $1,000 per night. You can imagine how lucky I felt. Just when I started drinking my coffee there, the phone rang and a familiar voice asked me where we were. It was Matko my colleague from work whom we wanted to meet down somewhere in Krabi. We had not specified a place or specific time, but then he said “we are at Railay Beach, where are you guys?”… I suddenly smiled and said, we’re there, too. Anyhow, we took the same hotel they had, which was nice. It has two pools, “hot showers” and a good restaurant. At night I finally risked to turn on my computer and for some mysterious reason the darn thing still worked perfectly. Listen… I will never switch brands again I tell you that… Samsung rocks! The last one I had, was an Asus, I had a little drop of water on the keyboard and it killed some keys on it. This one seems to have mastered the impossible laptop task and won a life time customer

 

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Amazing Thailand - overview

1. Aug 18, 2007 Arriving back to Bangkok (Bangkok)  (* 13)
2. Aug 19, 2007 A little more of Bangkok (Bangkok)  (* 31)
3. Aug 20, 2007 Still in Bangkok (Bangkok)  (* 31)
4. Aug 21, 2007 Adventures in Ao Nang (Muang Krabi)  (* 7)
5. Aug 22, 2007 Railay Beach - Nice Place (Ban Khlong Yang)  (* 63)
6. Aug 23, 2007 The best beaches and islands of Thailand (Krabi)  (* 87)
7. Aug 24, 2007 A quick stop and great food in Surat (Surat)  (* 11)
8. Aug 25, 2007 Koh Tao - My favorite Thai island (Ko Phangan)  (* 72)
9. Sep 4, 2007 From Koh Tao via Chumpon to Bangkok (Bangkok)  (* 52)
10. Sep 5, 2007 Back again in Bangkok (Bangkok)  (* 185)
11. Sep 9, 2007 Traveling to Siem Reap, Cambodia (Siem Reap)
12. Sep 10, 2007 Siem Reap, like in the tales (Siem Reap)  (* 71)
13. Sep 12, 2007 Experiencing Angkor Wat (Puok)  (* 204)
14. Sep 13, 2007 Great days in Phnom Penh (Phnom Penh)  (* 81)
15. Sep 14, 2007 Adventurous vacation in Sianoukville (Sihanoukville)  (* 39)

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