I'll try not to post too many sunset images... but this fishing boy was too perfect to resist. I am still suspecting he may have been paid to fish through the sunset!
Breakfast on the beach works too...
Dinner spot. All the beach bars and restaurants are so tastefully decorated and lit, it puts our Euro beaches - where beach bar usually rhymes with kitsch - to shame.
Hong Island - stunning!
The sea! This should finally kill my lingering flu. We've landed in Krabi for the next four days. The Krabi beach itself is not much to write home about (photographs nicely though - a bit old school) but longtail boats ferry you over to great spots just a few minutes away. We're staying in an amazing spot, bungalows nestled beneath huge limestone cliffs set in tropical gardens...I won't want to leave.
I dragged my sorry carcass to the Erawan National Park - the guide book stated that the Erawan waterfalls are probably the nicest in Thailand - I can't verify that statement but they are indeed quite amazing - just for the colour of the water alone. I wasn't up for much swimming, and instead watched others enjoying themselves while treating myself to fish pedicure! Night train south...
Flu! Today was supposed to include bamboo rafting and jungle hiking but instead I spent the day horizontal shivering in 30 degree heat. I just about managed to take a couple of photos at breakfast before retiring for the day!
Goodbye for now Bangkok - headed to the River Kwai region today - stopping off at the entertaining if a little touristy floating market first, then on to Kanchanaburi and the death railway which was, sadly, exceptionally closed today... so no train ride but we did wander along the tracks to gawp at the beautiful scenery for a while.
Last day in BKK, just in time to catch some public boxing at the National Stadium. I can't say I'm too sad to leave Bangkok - I love the energy, messiness and contradictions but I'm ready for a holiday!
Pounded pavement all day long... so this seemed fitting! It's so hot in BKK, I've taken to skipping from shadow to shade as I walk around. The hotel we're staying in for Angie's conference is slap bang in the sex tourism neighbourhood (a tad inappropriate since her conference is on gender equality) which is starting to grind me down a little... it's one thing to read about it... quite another to witness.