laying low

Krabi Travel Blog

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Koh Lanta sunset
After the hilarious weekend in Penang, Krabi Town is quiet and uneventful.  Im staying in a room for 150 bah a night, which is about $4.50.  Krabi town is located near some seriously beautiful beaches such as Railey and Ao Nang, but because there is no beach here, the prices are way down.  It is really more of a travel hub. 

Yesterday I took a boat to Railey.  My god!  Beautiful.  But the beach was packed beyong all belief.  Prices were insane (55 baht for corn on the cob/40 for a Sprite).  FYI: $1=32 baht.  And other than the deep green water with caves and mountains jutting up from the waters, most of what I saw were obese topless European sunbathers packed like sardines on the white sand beaches. 

There is a strong difference between a traveler and a tourist.
crazy Anushka at Klung Kung resort on Koh Lanta
  Railey was tourist central. 

I met an American guy who is here for awhile because during his travels, he accidentally knocked up a Thai girl and only found out via email months later.  So now he is babysitting his Thai baby on an island called Koh Jum, which everyone says is quiet, mellow, and even doesnt have electricity, so they run generators only starting at sundown.  I think Ill be heading that way tomorrow for several days.

In the meantime, the Singha is cold and cheap, the used book exchange is a rip off ($10 for a used copy of 'A Prayer for Owen Meany'?), and I'm continually content. 

The strange thing is, though, that every night at 1 am I awake to an attack of mosquito bites, but when I wake up in the morning, the bites are gone.  I believe room 8 at Blue Juice Guesthouse is haunted by phantom mosquitos.
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Koh Lanta sunset
Koh Lanta sunset
crazy Anushka at Klung Kung resort…
crazy Anushka at Klung Kung resor…
the SeaLoon...Eddys place on Koh …
the SeaLoon...Eddy's place on Koh…
monk with jackhammer
monk with jackhammer
me and Scott heading to Koh Lanta
me and Scott heading to Koh Lanta
ooohhhh...
ooohhhh...
dive site at Koh Haa
dive site at Koh Haa
me and Spider at the Full Moon par…
me and Spider at the Full Moon pa…
dive boat at Koh Haa
dive boat at Koh Haa
gecko silouette
gecko silouette
Spider and my belly
Spider and my belly
Koh Jum
Koh Jum
Abby and Emma hooping
Abby and Emma hooping
Abby and Emma hooping
Abby and Emma hooping
me and Scott
me and Scott
Daniel
Daniel
resort boat from Koh Jum
resort boat from Koh Jum
Scott at Klung Kung
Scott at Klung Kung
Eddie
Eddie
Krabi
photo by: forevert2