Thanks for coming. 1 hour and 40 minutes by plane from Singapore takes you to Krabi in South Thailand. Daniela and I went for a long weekend last week.
We chose to stay at Railay Beach away from the shops and the traffic. You can't get there by car. From the airport there is a half hour car ride followed by a 30 minute longboat trip. Which of course would be lovely, if it wasn't pouring with rain. By the time we got to the resort we were soaked. Luckily it did get better, although it was definitely unsettled. As you will see in this and the next blog we managed to enjoy the sun too.
The first morning it had stopped raining and initially was very cloudy. Then things began to brighten up. Here is Daniela wearing layers. Compared to Singapore it was definitely cool, barely 25 C!
I hope you enjoy the photos of this beautiful place
We stayed at Railay Beach West. This area of
Thailand is famous for its limestone cliffs and
they help create some of the most beautiful
beaches in the world
The cloud is still very low
Early morning reflections. We then went to
have breakfast. The cloud started breaking
....so I went back on the beach to take some
The cliffs rise on either side of the beach
The place we stayed is lovely, quite enchanting.
It is beautifully choreographed with plants,
trees and flowers. At night there was a concert of
sweet sounds from the various (non-human)
inhabitants. It is the Railay Village Resort
You can walk from the west beach to the east
beach very easily. On the east side there is a
mangrove swamp area. The fisherman
casts his net wide
The monkeys were very benign and quite
happy to pose for photographers
The pace of life is quite different to that of
Reaching for the top. You can
have rock climbing lessons.
Needless to say I kept my feet
firmly on the ground
But I really admired those who
were doing it. This lady took a
break to wave to us
A stalagmite that has taken a certain shape.
Phallic symbols appear to be important in
On the way there were beautiful rock formations
Beach Altar with lots of phallic reference
Don't you just wish you were there? I do
and I have just come back! This is Phra
Nang Beach, back on the West side, just
south of where we were staying
The boat is a refreshment bar
Imposing and impressive
These guys also impressed with their footwork,
Spot the ball!
This guy is a very good climber.
His body is crafted by his sport
But of course compared to a monkey....
Though not much climbing going on here.
More like lunch!
The entrance to Phra Nang Cave
Coming in to the cave
Stunning limestone rock formations
A couple of photos of the local fauna
Basking in the early morning sun
I leave you with these sunny postcard shots
Next time a I'll show you photos of what we saw
when we went on a boat trip. Hope to see you then