Saturday, July 6, 2013

Oh! Krabi, Thailand - 1st Day


Hello June semua!

Alhamdulillah. My husband and I finally got our passports stamped. Yeay! Krabi is our first place for holiday, together. Frankly both of us never been to anywhere outsides Malaysia. Pardon me if this going to be a simple guideline.

Flight was at 7.00am sharp (Malaysia time) and we arrived about 7.10am (Thailand time). Sekejap kan? Thailand is an hour late. So the flight took 1 hour and 10 minutes actually. Still sekejap juga. Make sure one of you set the time to local time.

During the flight, flight attendance will hand out a piece of form. It got two sections to be torn. Just isi and Thai Immigration will take one at arrival and the other one at departure.

Ini Airport nya. Comel je.

Airport Krabi

As this is going to be a budget vacation, we decided to take bus to Ao Nang. Only 150 baht per person. Compared with taxi, 600 baht for a car/minivan. We just saved 300 baht there tau. Even by bus, they will send you directly to your hotel front door. About 50 minutes from airport, we arrived at Ao Nang Miti Resort.

Aonang Miti Hotel

The hotel was booked earlier through agoda. The price per night is quite cheap and consider it just open last December, we just got to try. I'll try to post just on the hotel later :). As we were there at 11am, the room is not yet ready. we were told to come back at 1 noon. Left the luggage at the hotel, time to run to the beach!

AoNang Krabi Map

Yes, literally we just walk to beach. Around 1.5 km in 20 minutes. Bought drink and biscuit at 7 eleven. Then walk again. Until we heard the sound of the waves crashing on the beach.

Subhanallah! The beach is beautiful. Serene. Peaceful. There were not so many tourist that day. I knew it was low season, but the weather is really good tau. Sunny. but not hot.

Krabi Beach

So we spent an hour strolling along the beach and looking up for packages for activities right after that. Will write on this later. At 1 pm, by tuk tuk, we gone back to the hotel. Surprised, we fell asleep soundly.

Woke up at 5 pm. teruk kan. stomach starts grumbling and screaming for food. We were lucky that the hotel surrounded with lots of restaurants and stalls. Plus point. Chaba Kitchen, Ahud Seafood Restaurant and one that we dined in - Sareefah Corner.

Punya la laparkan. We ordered the cliche combo, white rice with tomyam and omelette. No sayur. No somtam as we were quite surprised with the price.  Tomyam kung is 120 Baht for small bowl. was worth it! There were squids, prawns, beef, and chickens, a lot! The taste is quite different. Spicier than our tomyam and not manis like usually cook here. Squid was tastier than ever. I can still taste them in my mouth. Nyum. Oh! recommended: please try their orange juice. They use the green oranges, one we call Limau Madu here.

After the meal, trying to burn all the fat, we continued walking down to the beach front. Strolling along the road, checking out prices for souveniers.

At 10 pm, on our way heading back to the hotel it was the starting point of us got addicted to banana pancake. for mere 20 baht for it, it was so crispy and oily juga.. but we were greedy, added chocolate n nutella some more. 110baht for 2 pancakes n strawberry smoothies.

At 11pm watched some thai tv programme, we fell asleep, with our full stomach. Yea, kinda keep it for tomorrow energy la.. hehe..

Can't wait for Oh! Krabi, Thailand - 2nd Day :)

Oh! Krabi, Thailand - 2nd Day
Oh! Krabi, Thailand - 3rd Day
Oh! Krabi, Thailand - Expenses

--- Please ensure that after immigration check, which is before boarding, there's a  counter to verify your tickets. Please do. This is important as Air Asia's Thailand is very strict about that. You don't want any trouble at departure.