Sawatdee!! Hello from the beautiful Thailand. It’s been a hectic couple of days, traveling from place to place but I probably wouldn’t have it any other way. These past couple of days, I’ve just been living for the excitement of going someplace new, meeting new people, and going with the flow to see where the day takes me.
I headed to Krabi Town shortly after arriving in Bangkok, and it’s a laid-back city with plenty of locals and tourists. Traveling on my own has been quite the experience so far, and a really good one to say the least.
On the plane ride from Bangkok to Krabi, I sat next to a couple from England/Scotland, and he gave me some really good recommendations of places to go, one of which I’m planning to go to tomorrow! I also talked to a girl from Hong Kong who sat next to me on the shuttle from the Krabi airport to Krabi town, and we ended up making plans to go to the Krabi night market together. On my way to the hostel, I also talked to a man from Germany who’s travelled all over Asia selling shoes for his company. Pretty cool how many people you meet along the way, especially while traveling alone-as opposed to traveling with family or friends.
After arriving in Krabi town, I walked around the streets for a bit, and I was blown away when I saw this on the side of the street. Not your average walking-down-the-street view.
A young girl and her father coming back from a boat ride on the river.
Alone time enjoying the beauty and scenery of your surroundings is one of the many great things of traveling on your own.
Streets of Krabi Town!
Pak-Up Hostel, which is where I stayed! I shared a room with 10 other girls and became friends with a Thai girl named Rat, who was also traveling on her own (partially because she was escaping work responsibilities for a couple of days) and was headed back to Bangkok after 2 days. Super sweet and pleasant person to talk to. According to the tourist booklet that the guy from the plane gave me, Pak-Up is the “grooviest” hostel in all of Krabi. Not sure what “groovy” entails, but I did get the chance to meet many other people, some from UK, some from Germany, and Vietnam.
The local food market reminds me so much of the ones in Taiwan, where you can get a ton of fresh fruits (SOOO many good fruits) and vegetables!
A couple of blocks down, I met up with Lani and Michelle (from the shuttle) and we walked around the night market together. They actually took a shuttle from Ao Nang, which is about 30-40 minutes away from Krabi, to come to the night market. Getting in contact with each other and managing to find each other was quite the hassle, but well worth all the running through the rain, asking hotel lobbies for wifi passwords, and the blisters I ended up getting from walking with my not so comfy shoes.
Look at all the cute food they have!!
Who doesn’t love some good street food?
Sausages and meat skewers for meat lovers.
As someone who grew up loving night markets, I definitely have a guilty pleasure for street food (bought myself some fried spiralized potatoes…) but it’s just SO. GOOD.
Sucky photo quality, but had to capture the wonderful night we shared together somehow. Until next time!
Stay tuned for more Thailand adventures! Good night world ♥