Sunday, October 16, 2011

Krabi, Thailand (part 3)

Sorry for a long pause since Krabi, Thailand (part 2). Have been really busy lately with all the school works (if you're in the education field, you should know the stress of teacher during this public exam seasons)

I'm so sorry that I really can't afford to draw much during these few weeks. It has been hectic and I hope to draw more after November. A lot of ideas were flowing in but it came at the wrong time..

Anyway, to continue our travel post, this will the last part of the trilogy for our trip to Krabi. After going to Krabi town in the first day, then the rain forest in the 2nd day, we finally went to the BEACHES in the 3rd day! (the most anticipated beaches)
During early morning of the 3rd day, we waited for our transport at the hotel's lobby at 8:30am. However, due to the weather (a little bit windy and rainy), our bus were late for almost an hour!! Goodness, we looked like 2 noobies sitting on the sofa looking at one another =_="

 We were so afraid that they left us out for the trip, luckily they still come (despite the poor weather) by this little van/bus/lorry thingy.
We were the last group for this trip because the bus was almost full. We sat at the end side of the bus while there were few äng mo" foreigner sitting in front.
We headed off to the beaches where our "long"waited "long boat" was getting ready for the trip!
Some of you might ask why we choose long boat instead of speed boats, well, practically long boat takes a longer time to travel (slow bah!) compared to speed boat. And because of that, you'll get to  enjoy the tremendous view of the islands and oceans.

First up, we stopped at a tiny island named "Tup Island". The beaches were so clean and the water was almost crystal clear!
You can even see the fishes swimming at the shallow water (something you won't experience in the beaches in Kuching =_=")
Next, we went to the middle of the ocean for a snorkeling session. I was thinking of snapping some pictures under the sea bed but I was afraid I might accidentally dropped the camera so I decided to let Egg to take pictures on the boat. (Egg can't swim XD)
It was almost lunch hour after the snorkeling session, so the tour guide brought us to Poda Island for a picnic lunch. 
There were not much people swimming at this beach as it was not properly manage. One of the factor was that this island (Poda Island) was a private property. It was open for public with an entrance fees of 20 baht (around RM 2) 

Anyway, we had our tasty lunch (I can cook even better), we were give some time to walk around and explore the island. There were people selling drinks and ice creams but with super expensive price! can you guess how much is a normal RM 2 Magnolia ice cream being sold there? A freaking 150 baht! Equivalent to our RM 15! 
 I wonder why they put the coconuts there? To gain (ladies) attractions perhaps >_<
During the trip, we were give few bottles of drinking water to ease our thirst. We were surprise when they passed us the water. I mean, the bottle itself looks WEIRD!
Anyway, we continued our journey to see the most unique Island in Krabi, the Chicken Island. It was a 15 minutes ride from Poda Island and the island itself has no sandy beaches so we only stopped in the middle of the ocean to snaps some photos of it.
 Noticed the chicken head?
Finally, we reach our last island to visit, the Phra nang cave beach. This was the best island of all, the beaches were clean and the sand were so soft and powdery. This beach was famous for it's cave where the local gave offerings to the ancient fertility goddess
During this trip, the tour guide brought us around the beach and offered to bring us into to famous "princess cave". The journey was kind of rough so Egg and I decided to stop half way while the rest of the group venture deeper into the cave.

It was almost 4 pm when we head back to our long boat. The trip was fun but a bit tiring. Luckily the weather was good that day even it rains a bit in the morning. 

We returned to our hotel around 5:00pm then we went for our final shopping spree at Ao Nang beach. 
As usual, after searching for food here and there, we still end up having our dinner at "Subway"..hehe..

That's pretty much sums up our trip to Krabi :D We'll be coming back next time since there're so much more to explore! 

Thanks to Airasia! You've give us a very pleasant memory on this wonderful Island! (If you wondered why I thanked Airasia, read this---> my dream in the year of Rabbit 

All the photos were taken by using Sony TX-5 courtesy from Nuffnang & Sony :D

Will be travelling again by the end of this year. Guess where are we going! *hint, the currency exchange at the mean time is RM 10.85 > $100