Since being in Thailand, I have been repeatedly told to visit Krabi as the beaches and atmosphere are amazing. Well… when I first sailed in, I locked my eyes on Raleigh beach with scenic rock and golen beaches but as I approached Ao Nang, I wasn’t so impressive. I was only here for a couple of days so can’t judge it too harshly but I just felt that it was full of tourist, no atmosphere and average beaches (average for Thailand anyway).
After I had found a hostel, I went in search of dinner with a guy I met. It was difficult to find cheap Thai meals as there were not many locals here but managed to find a place outside a 7/11, which was packed. It was my last few days in Thailand so I wanted to eat as much thai food as I could. That evening, I was still so sleepy so just had an early night.
I’m not sure there is much to do in Ao Nang except the beaches and typical tourist shops full of swimwear, sunglasses, souvenirs, postcards. Throughout the day, I laid on the beach and walked along the promenade, not really doing too much.
Late afternoon, I climbed on a Songtaow to Krabi town to enjoy my last night before leaving the country I had been living in for the past 6 months. Krabi town wasn’t anything spectacular with no beaches or tourists. I seemed to be the only farang. I explored the streets, spending all my left over Thai money and stocking up on 7/11 favourites.
In the evening, I had a strange experience. I was the only one in my hostel. It felt dodgy, which is the first time I’ve ever felt like this in Thailand. I was kept awake by loud cars, people chatting and thoughts whizzing around my head.
It was kind of a weird day, knowing that a piece of my heart will be left in this beautiful country with so many fond memories of places and people I have met. Maybe this is why it has taken me so long to write this post. I still want to be there. I still want to feel like I have a connection. After this post, Thailand will be a distant place. I am absolutely in love with this land. I never thought a country, which is so different to England, could ever be home… could ever have my heart. I have missed you everyday. I will be back sooner than you think.