As it’s April and we’ve currently experienced gale force winds, heavy rain and generally pretty miserable weather. I thought i’d reflect and share some images of when Chris and I went to Thailand in January.
Whilst many of our friends were suffering from hangovers from too much celebrating, and dreading the Monday morning blues, Chris and I were smiling like cheshire cats as we had booked a two week holiday exploring the isles of Thailand!
I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Thailand three times now, all very different trips to enjoy different experiences and places.
This time it was just Chris and I to enjoy a relaxed holiday together indulging in delicious delicacies and sunning ourselves on some of the best beaches in the world.
We flew from London Heathrow and travelled to Bangkok with a short stop at Bahrain. Once we arrived at Bangkok and familerised ourselves with the time zone, we hopped on a flight to Phuket. I have been to Phuket previously and was lucky enough to stay in a magnificent hotel called the Dusit Thani which was right on the beach.
We arrived at The Tint Hotel in the early hours of the morning after a mammoth 24 hours of traveling. After a long snooze, we woke and explored Phuket Town. I have a great love for small towns as you get to see ‘normal’ people going about their daily routine rather than those working for large tourist resorts. The smells, the sights and the surrounding are all something to admire.
We found a great little coffee shop as recommended by the Lonely Planet guide. After tucking into some much needed breakfast, we took a short taxi ride to Surin beach. Hello white, sandy beach – oh, how i’ve missed you!
Following a day of lying around and splashing in the sea, we rested our heads for the night and made our way to Krabi the following day.
Krabi is a great place to stay. Boats are frequent and means you can travel to any neighbouring island for cheap as chips. We travelled to Railey beach every day which is famous for it’s rocky landscape, crystal clear waters and amazing landscapes and food.
Being huge foodies, we just cannot get enough of the food out there. The weekend night market in Krabi is full of food, smells and experiences. Chris tried pretty much every dish from every stall!
If you get a good dish, every mouthful is the perfect balance of flavours whether it be spicy, sweet, sour or savoury. It’s just so unlike anything back home, which makes it all the more exciting!
If you’re looking for a real foodie haven, you need to visit the night markets! Good, proper, local food describes it perfectly! And, the reassuring part is that all locals go there to eat. Hundreds of them all crowd into the middle to the town to buy from busy stalls and eat in the centre whilst watching the world go buy. Hardly, no one speaks any english, it’s loud, hot, bustling, full of bizarre scents and totally alien sights.
If you visit Krabi be sure to put this top of your list, it really is an experience you don’t want to miss out on.