back from Krabi with love
Ahh... anyone notice that I was missing from action for a week this month? ahem that's because I went on a short getaway with my fiance to Krabi, Thailand thanks to Air Asia Go Holidays. It was an amazing experience for 4 days there. It was also during the Songkran Festival a.k.a Thai "New Year" in the hottest month where everyone come out to splash water at everyone! via water guns and whatever water splashing methods there is. We packed light knowing everything will get wet the minute we touch down in Krabi. Only the essentials - light weight, comfortable clothing, camera and skincare products that would refresh our dirty face! (coz they also splash talcum powder and food coloring on our faces!!!), moisturizer and sunscreen.
this is Ao Nang Beach, Krabi
(people take speedboats to the beautiful islands from here)
Ao Nang Town, Krabi
(tourist spot everything dam expensive)
The first day was exploring Ao Nang town, we walked from our resort to the beach checking out grilled seafood, spas and restaurants there. We stopped at a tour centre and bought ourselves a full day Kayak tour to Bor Thor. Having being to Krabi for the first time, we didn't want to spend our time exploring beautiful islands but instead we opted for something more adventurous - KAYAKING! It would be our first time doing something exciting like this together. I read reviews about how enjoyable kayaking around the mangrove forest, caves and river would be. It also look beautiful in the pictures of the tour brochure.
finally reach Bor Thor kayak stop
heart pumping looking at the kayak
We paid RM260 for two person full day kayak tour with lunch and elephant ride. The day starts with tour van coming to pick us up from resort at 8.30am and we reached the Bor Thor kayak area after an hour. The tour guide taught us the basic skills of kayaking which was simple. The challenge comes when we actually have to get on the kayak in the water while praying we don't "sink" or worst turnover the kayak coz we're so big size (hahahahha). When we finally got into the kayak safely, we started to paddle. It was really tough and tiring paddling for hours but we knew that we can rock it together as a team. Our kayaking efforts paid off when we finally visited the beautiful mangroves, stigmatic caves and the famous "airy cave" where 3,000 years old painting can be found.
our kayaking adventure together
scary, fun and exciting!
scary, fun and exciting!
not many photos of the kayaking & scenery because we can't hold our cameras during paddling plus water is splashing everywhere. I might drop my precious camera into the river to donate to crocodiles
the "airy cave" Tham Pee Hua Toe
beautiful rock formation
cave is really airy & beautiful
the 3,000 year old paintings
After the cave visit, we got back on to our kayak and paddle away. I think we lost like 10kg that day hahahahhaha and our arms almost break off. Worst scenario? rain and it really did rain heavily while we're paddling back. Fearing the rain would flood and sink us down, we pull all our strength and paddle power LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT (if paddle opposite way the kayak boat will will not move!!!) and reach our destination, all soaking wet but happy that we rock this together! (writes in diary this momentous day).
I hope you get the moral of my Krabi Kayak "kisah benar" (but nothing tragic happenlah) because I'm going to ask everyone a question. What question? Just tell me what takes two to rock! The best 3 rocking comments will win a special hamper filled with Mentholatum products worth RM100 each! Giveaway starts from now until 6th May, 2013. Open to readers with a valid Malaysian address. Prizes will be delivered to you :)