After a chorrendous boat ride at 7am and 2 buses i arrived in Krabi. Over the next few days i recovered and took it easy while it rained on and off. The rain did provide some surprises though... One evening i was on my way back when it started pouring with rain and when i got in a tuk tuk i almost had a heart attack after a toad leapt out at me from inside the cab. After 2 lazy days i was full of energy again and went for a run down to the beach where there were beautiful views of the limestone cliffs of nearby islands with longtail boats skimming across the water here and there. I came across a walkway and a set of steps that led me to a spot where there was a large group of monkeys climbing and flinging themselves through the trees. That was about as exciting as Krabi got for me unfortunately and it wasn't long before i was flying to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. I spent most of my short time in KL wandering around with my neck crained back looking up at the numerous skyscrapers including KL tower, the Petronas twin towers and KLCC. I also visited little India which is not as charming as it sounds and is basically KL's equivalent to curry mile. Here I got a gorge henna tattoo which for the next week every other person asked me whether it was real..I also decided to have my first ever real Indian curry and decided to jump in the deepend by opting for one of the dodgy looking street cafes which had vats of various colourful curries with no labels, menus or tourists for that matter. I asked the owner for a mild curry and even dared to ask for chicken. I was presented with a red curry with a chicken leg in it..I am happy to say that I will definitely be having Indian again.
I was just about to start my long winded journey to Australia starting with an overnight train to Singapore for my flight when I had one of the most bazaar experiences of my trip so far..I was sitting in the train when an Asian boy and girl came over. Without a word the boy crouched down next to me smiled and put up the peace sign whilst the girl took a photo on her phone and the rest of their family watched..bazaar.. Ironically it seemed the tourist had in fact become the attraction..