You know how they say that you should do something that scares you everyday? Well, today we did something that scared me as much as seeing the face from the exorcist when I close my eyes in the shower.
Tonsai held a promise. A promise of a laid back, barefoot, hippie, rock climbing, Bob Marley-esque paradise. It sounded perfect for our next destination after Krabi. We were heading to Railay because we wanted to try rock climbing, you know, on actual rocks for the first time.
Get ready because this is going to be a ranty post.
We were in Krabi for a week and saw several things that almost made me lose my patience. I kept storing them in the back of my mind, but as I was writing the posts from this amazing week, they kept popping up. So much so that I realized I had material for an entire post.
This is not a traveling-is-amazing-everything-is-perfect kind of post. So, if you’re looking for a light read and a list of amazing things to do in Krabi I suggest that you read this.
If you can handle some ugly truths, then read ahead.
One of the things I love most about traveling is the spontaneous, spur of the moment decisions you’re bound to make while on the road. The kind that make you change your plans, and force you to understand that it’s not only okay to do that, but sometimes necessary to make the most out of your days.
Up until three days before getting there, we hadn’t even heard about Krabi Town. One night in Singapore, though, a girl we met at our Airbnb told us that it was easier to fly from Singapore to Krabi than to Bangkok, and once there it was the perfect getaway to Thailand’s Southern Islands.
As a traveler, I find that not many things are as rewarding as being able to go deeper than the faux-facade places usually put up for tourists, to keep digging until we reach that gold-mine of authentic culture, people, and moments. There’s nothing quite like really getting the place that you’re in.