Quiet in Klong Muang
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December 24th, 2009 – by: domnicella
When Bang Sung, the owner of the hotel I'm staying at, pulled up to retrieve me from Ao Nang, he merely rolled down his window and called "hello!" I said "hello!" back, loaded the hippo into his trunk, and hopped in.
So we pull out, and he turns and asks me where I'm staying. Uh, at your house. My house? Yes, your house. At which point he looks all sorts of confused. Shit. That's not good. So I pull out the paper I had his name and number scribbled on from S&K, and said you are Bang Sung, right? Yes. Ok, good. I'm staying with you. News to him.
For those of you keeping score, I haven't learned my lesson just yet. I've accepted two rides on the backs of strangers' motorbikes as I've walked into/out of town. Are you kidding? It's like a two mile hike each way.
It’s quiet here. Quieter even than Lipe, which is odd, considering Lipe is a tiny isolated island, and KM is on Thailand’s mainland. There’s a bigger tourist scene in both Ao Nang and Krabi, which are used as jumping off places to get to Koh Phi Phi and Phuket, as well as other islands in the area. Why Klong Muang doesn’t make the radar, I don’t know. But I’m stoked to have this place to myself.
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