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Krabi

Written on: Monday February 28th, 2005

A journal entry from: South East Asia 2005

Well, we departed from the long, sweaty public bus ride in downtown Krabi town. Like Surat Thani, it is the province capital of the Krabi province. Krabi itself is extremely small and doesn't have too much to offer tourists itself, but it is close to many attractions. Krabi is also a climbers mecca, being surrounded by huge limestone spires and mountains as well as being very close to Ao Nang and Railay, world renowned climbing spots.

I'm not a climber at all, but I really enjoyed Krabi. It has a small town feel and is on the other coast of Thailand to which we had become accustomed so it was also a little different. We stayed in a pretty nice hostel/hotel and were able to explore Krabi on foot. We were staying only a couple blocks away from a fantastic night market and would go eat excellent Thai food, drink beer, and people watch.

There was also this awesome Irish Pub, which was not Irish for any reason aside from the green colour scheme. We would sit and DRINK and they let us CD DJ. Plus for some reason I was absolutely fantastic at the pool table there and just destroyed anyone that tried to play me. I was super drunk and would make every freakin trick shot. I have no idea why, and my legendary skill started and ended in that Thai Irish bar in the middle of Krabi Town.

After a couple nights, we decided to head out to Koh Lanta, one of the islands right near Krabi. We could have taken a car and ferry but decided to take a passenger boat instead.  It was a couple hour trip (it stopped elsewhere), so we just hung out at the front of the boat and drank beer with this dude we met, Fred.