Final Thoughts On Krabi

 Spicy Mango Margarita= best thing ever!  made with fresh local mango, imported tequila and Tabasco.  the heat doesn't hit you until after you take the drink! amazing! signature drink at crazy gringo downtown Ao Nang

Spicy Mango Margarita made with fresh local mango, imported tequila and Tabasco.

1. Ao Nang is a great place to stay if you are looking for something to do in the evenings, lots of bars and restaurants many with live music every night. Have dinner at Crazy Gringos and enjoy their signature spicy mango margarita, it is to die for!!!

2. Low season/rainy season is the time to go in my opinion! Still enough people visiting to make it feel like you aren’t alone but not so many as to where you can’t see the beach. In addition, while we were visiting in July, the rain only came twice and it was a short rain, similar to what you get when visiting Florida.

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Adventures in Krabi: Island Hopping By Speedboat

On our last day in Krabi we scheduled our island hopping trip by speedboat.  We made this last adventure a family affair and Killi loved it.  We arrived at the first island, Top Island, and were given around 45 minutes to relax and enjoy the white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.  While the tide is out and there was a sand bar that many people were using to explore the other island next door, Chicken Island.  Our guide made it very clear that there wasn’t enough time to go there and come back before the tide came back in and one of the couples on our boat found that out the hard way causing us to be 20 minutes late to our next island.

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Adventures in Krabi: Cave Exploring by Kayak

For one of our adventure days in Krabi we signed up for a half day kayaking excursion. We were picked up at the hotel and when we get in the van we are told “ok we should be there in about an hour.” Again my one complaint about these excursions is they say half day but now it will take one hour to get there and you guessed it one hour to get back so that leaves 2 hours for kayaking and lunch.

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Adventures in Krabi: Scuba Diving

I love the idea of scuba diving but turns out it is much harder than it looks.  I guess I should have known that scuba diving would be hard for me.  First of all when I watch people underwater on TV or a movie I can’t help but hold my breath and guess what’s the number one rule when you scuba dive? You guessed it, never hold your breath!  That should have been clue number one that today would not go the way Chris and I had hoped.

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Adventures In Krabi: Tiger Cave Temple & Elephant Trekking

We celebrated my sons 2nd birthday while in Krabi and for a special surprise we decided to take him on a trip elephant trekking through the jungle.  Sounds like a great idea doesn’t it!?

Travel Tip:  When booking your excursions in Krabi they may say that these events are half day but in all reality, they are not.  They are about forty-five minutes to an hour long with an hour or two of travel time.  This would have been fine had it been in the description.  Instead, they lead you to believe it is a legitimate half-day event…

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Krabi: A Little Slice of Paradise

We have just made it back from a weeklong vacation in Krabi! Most of you have seen the pictures from the Nikon and to be honest they do not do the beauty of this location justice. The Phi Phi Islands are by far the most beautiful place I have ever seen on this earth (and I thought Belize was beautiful). Phra Nang Beach is home to a five star hotel and has been ranked one of the top ten beaches in the world and it is easy to see why. Ao Nang is a little too touristy with expensive (compared to what I pay in Bangkok but still not as expensive as western prices) tuk tuk rides, massages and dinners. You are always being “hollered” at by the local vendors trying to sell you a suit, a massage, dinner or souvenirs. Although it is touristy, it gives you something to do and see at night. If you stay in Railay Bay you are a little more secluded with not many options on how you will spend your evening but in Ao Nang there are dozens of different restaurant choices, art galleries where you can have a painting commissioned (at an amazing price) and you might even run into a local with a monkey that is trying to take your picture for a touristy price but to be honest it’s all part of the fun! My biggest complaint about this area is the garbage on the beaches. You would not believe the crap that is washing up and no one is there cleaning it up. I think it really detracts from the beauty. Phra Nang beach is spotless but I am told they have people working all day, everyday picking up trash to keep it that way.

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Busy Having Fun!!


To my friends and fellow bloggers that actually read the stuff I write about:

My husband is Clark Griswold and vacations stay pretty busy with no time to really stop and write… When I do have time to actually put something down I plan on doing a post for each day like France with travel tips and reviews to help you plan your vacation if you ever visit this side of the world.

So for those of you that are on twitter you can follow me at @beckyhorace and from there I have been posting pictures throughout the day of all of the beautiful things we see here!! If you look at the blog main page there is a twitter follow button on the right hand side and a ticker with tweets I have already posted!


Next Stop: Krabi


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The Horace family is off on their next big adventure to Krabi.

For the next week, we will be enjoying crystal clear water and white sandy beaches, don’t worry I will be thinking of you while I sip my adult beverage listening to the ocean waves lap onto the shore. I will be taking the Nikon with me so I can practice (before my photography class in September with Loren), so enjoy the pictures and posts to come in the next week of travel tips, reviews and possible adventures you could enjoy with your family if you ever make it to Krabi!