thailand, part 3 (2011)

Friday, July 25, 2014

After an awesome 2 weeks of travels through Vietnam, i was really looking forward to Thailand. Except for the 24 hour bus ride that i have to endure to cross the border between Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. After the uneventful bus ride,  i met up with my church friends for a week long of mission work in Northern Thailand. It was a great experience, and i was truly very blessed by it.

Following that, i met up with a friend in Bangkok and spend a couple of days just eating, shopping and wandering around. It was during the heat of the ongoing protest, so i didn't stay for too long. Flew to Krabi to met up with Kate soon after and fell in love with the clear blue waters of thailand!

We stayed in Chanchalay Guesthouse in Krabi town for the first night. I love the beautiful decoration, it looks like a little cabin by the seashore, comes with a beautiful open air bathroom as well. Book the private ensuite with air-conditional and you won't regret it. We spent the rest of the day walking around town, eating way too many banana pancakes, getting a massage and manicure at the beach and shopping at the night market.

We took a tour to Phi Phi island the next day, and boy was i impressed. Breathtaking beaches, stunning rock formations and tranquil turquoise waters, pretty much sounds like a paradise to me! Bamboo Island and Maya Bay was absolutely gorgeous, would love to be back again. I know that it can get crowded, but ain't we all tourist ourselves? Try to get an earlier tour to avoid the crowd, and most importantly enjoy the view and live in the moment! I heard Phi Phi island has now turned into a party island with nightly fireworks and fireshows, also it's getting really popular with divers too.

After Phi Phi island, we took a boat to Phuket and spent a few nights there. We rented a motorbike and went around the island. It ended up with many hilarious stories! :) First, our bike was locked at the underground carpark as we parked it at the wrong section. The security guard was nice enough to just let us go, haha! We couldn't stop laughing as he was unlocking it. We decided to ride to Promthep Cape for sunset, and it was hell of a ride to the southern tip of Phuket. To be honest, i wasn't very confident of Kate's driving skill so i was literally screaming half the time to remind her to be careful. Until today, she still can't forget about how noisy i was, and we always end up laughing about it all over again.