Cya Australia – Hello Thailand
05 Nov 08
What a day! After an emotional goodbye to my other half I boarded on the TG 994 flight to Bangkok, the plane was half full which was great, had 3 seats all to myself 🙂 For those playing at home here was my breakfast (doesn’t look that great, but was better then I expected) & lunch (hmmm so much for the ‘cucumber & lettuce salad with Italian dressing’). I thought I was funny that the captain announced that Barack Obama won the election during the flight. After a few movies I was in Bangkok and was glad to reunited with my backpack, 17.5kg feels heavier though. I searched for the AirAsia booking counter for my flight to Krabi, which is located at ‘DE’, it reminded me of playing battleships the way all the airlines where setup in Bangkok airport.
The flight only took an hour and read up on what to expect to pay for taxi to Ao Nang from Krabi Airport and where I would need to catch a long tail boat to Railey. To my surprise the bus was only 150 B (AUD $6) instead of the 800B (AUD $34) I was expecting. This bus journey open my eyes up of how the locals live. Most of the shops & food stalls are open (8:30pm) with lots of people about. After an hour I was getting worried that i caught the right bus, I didn’t expect it to take that long, but after aw few more minutes I am was in An Nang. I also read up that the long tail boats cost more at night 100B instead of the usual 80B. Myself and this Israslie girl I had met were both going to Railey, the lady said it was 1500B (AUD $64) each! We both got a massive shock, and knew we were being ripped off. After a bit of negotiation, she settled for 650B (AUD $28) each. Still wasn’t happy but didn’t have much choice.
By the time I arrived at my room it was close to 9:30pm, went and got some food, something similar to seefood tom yum (can’t remember the name), the only difference (I found this out after I at it) it was more spicy, the soup was floating with fried red chillies. I was starving, after a few mouth fulls my mouth was numb and sweating, tasted great though.