Indochina Discovery, Thailand

Railay Beach in Krabi

From the mainland in Krabi we took a longtail boat over to Railay, famous for it’s beaches, caves, rock climbing in the limestone mountains. All in all this is backpackers paradise, with a variety of cheap backpacker bungalows and fancy five star hotels. We found a really cheap and good place to stay, but to get there we had to climb to climb a huge, steep flight of stairs and then hike to get to our cabin. The hike was well worth the view we had from there, over the mountains and the crystal clear ocean.

Every evening, there was a free thai- boxing and flame show, and food such as shark and crocodile (tasted like chicken) was served fresh along the beach promenade. But we had to watch out for the thunderstorms that were brewing as the darkness had approached. We soon learned that one drop of rain meant that a storm was coming, and that it was coming fast. By knowing this, we could easily find a good table at the restaurants, before the rest of the tourists came sprinting for shelter. Railay was a quick trip with longtail boat from the mainland. Many backpackers came for the Bob Marley vibe, something we soon learned to love.