January 23, 2014

Krabi Town & Railay Beach

Backpacking on a budget in Thailand and looking for a place where you can save a few bucks? Krabi Town is your place! With $6 guesthouses, a yummy night market and just a 45 minute-ish longtail boat ride from famous Railay Beach, it's perfect for anyone looking to lay low for a few days. 

We visited Railay Beach one day--but got unlucky with the sheer overpopulation of the place (it's our fault though, it was the end of peak season in Thailand...but still pretty)--and chilled out in our guesthouse by day and ate grilled shrimp at the food market by the pier by night. Christian programmed his game, I read books and totally fell in love with the books Shadow Divers and The Geography of Bliss. Shadow Divers was an incredible story of adventure and discovery of a German U-boat off the coast of New Jersey and is one of the best books I have EVER read. The Geography of Bliss was just downright hilarious about a 'grump' exploring the world's happiest countries. If you haven't read these books, put them on your list! And may as well put this viewpoint of Railay Beach on your list too ;):
`{Back in Krabi Town}


Jenna said...

Those views are seriously unbeatable! Seriously... can't you just hire me as an assistant blogger or something? ;)

Chantel said...

Wow, absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! And $6 guesthouses? Gah, that's bumping Thailand up a few spots on my list of places to visit!