Our Month in Krabi, Thailand

Located on the west coast of southern Thailand, Krabi is the capital of Krabi Province. The town’s main draw for tourists is its proximity to many beaches (particularly Ao Nang and Railay West) and islands (such as Ko Lanta and Phi Phi). The area also attracts a large number of rock climbers each year, thanks to the numerous natural limestone formations or karsts. The landscape is absolutely breathtaking!

As far as public transportation goes, songthaews (basically a truck-like shared taxi or bus) are the most economical choice, followed by taxis. Neither GrabCar or Uber appear to be in use in Krabi Town. We generally opted for good ol’ walking, or cycling (props to our hotel for offering unlimited use of their bicycles- for free!). Water transportation is primarily via iconic longtail boats.

As much as we enjoyed our visit, a month was perhaps a bit long to stay. Our biggest recommendation is to stay within the core of Krabi Old Town. While it can get a bit busy and loud, we found we wasted a lot of time travelling the 2-3km from our hotel to town for meals, groceries, etc. If you want easy beach access, opt for Ao Nang or Klong Muang instead.

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6 thoughts on “Our Month in Krabi, Thailand

  • scott March 27, 2018 at 10:27 pm Reply

    You are both looking trim and fit still, so congratulations on that!

    To me, this is the video where you both look and sound like seasoned pros of travel. You just look like you are used to the travel and comfortable with the surroundings – like you are in your element – not so much like average tourists. I don’t know how to say it but I think you know what I mean.

    • Kristen & Andrew April 4, 2018 at 3:31 am Reply

      Thanks so much! Those are two of the best compliments we could receive. We’re trying to eat well and remain active during our travels, although it’s sometimes easier said than done. We’re heading to Chiang Mai shortly, and hoping that our long(ish) stay there will allow us more opportunity to settle into a routine, go the the gym/get out hiking, etc.

      We do feel like we are in our element now! We still make some pretty rookie mistakes every now and then, but the travel is definitely starting to feel more natural. We’ve had several conversations about the difference between “tourist” & “traveller”.

      Thanks for watching all the videos, and keeping in touch. The next video will be up soon!

  • Marianne and Steve April 2, 2018 at 1:07 am Reply

    We enjoyed the update. Your surroundings look amazing. Did you try any of the fried insects on a not vegan day? We wondered about bugs while you were hiking. Glad to hear that snakes have made themselves scarce during your stay.

    • Kristen & Andrew April 4, 2018 at 3:28 am Reply

      The natural landscape around Krabi was absolutely beautiful! We weren’t brave enough to try the insects… ick.

      We haven’t found bugs (mosquitoes or otherwise) to be as much of an issue as we expected before arriving in SE Asia. We do wear (homemade) insect repellent- especially in the evenings- but didn’t notice anything other than loud cicadas and some ants during the hike. And yes, thankfully no snakes!

  • Taylor April 10, 2018 at 1:25 am Reply

    Fabulous video! ‘Seasoned travellers’. You are making us boring Canadian folks super jealous. Enjoy guys!

    • Kristen & Andrew April 10, 2018 at 5:57 am Reply

      Aw, thanks Taylor! We’re definitely starting to feel accustomed to this whole ‘travel’ thing. Sending you lots of warm weather vibes! Xo

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