Woke up with a bit of a Chang-over. Chang is the local Thai beer, and I've been told its not regulated. So one bottle might be 2.5% and the next might be 7.2%..! So you never know how drunk your going to get! Exciting stuff! Today Krabi sea caves! A day trip kayaking to see the prehistorical paintings! (I got that from the leaflet!)
I got picked up by a mini van from the hostel, and i was the only one on it! Which either meant we have loads of people to pick up, or it's not a very popular tour! We drove out of Krabi town and pulled up on the side of the road, was told by the driver that their was only 3 people on the tour so they were making everyone travel in one vehicle. A pickup turned up, and got in the back! The tour guide and his nephew were in the back of the pickup, and the other tourists were inside in seats with seatbelts! I sat in the back of this pickup that was travelling 60+ miles an hour along Thai roads over taking everything in sight! I just crossed my legs and held on! It was a 40 minute journey to the village of Bor Thor. The other 2 were a couple from South Korea, newly weds on their honeymoon! Our guide didn't call them by their real name, just Mr and Mrs Korea! Lol. I've given up telling people my names Gareth! So I stick to Gaz, now. Even then they say is that like the fuel. Gas? I just say yeah!! Lol.
We paddled through the mangroves, and saw loads of wide life, crabs, sea worms, lizard and even a sea eagle. Our first cave was at Tham Khao Wang, ones you've the other side of the cave your in a small lagoon hidden by the rocks, in high tide you can't get their!! The second cave was tham Lod Tai, which was under a limestone mountain! The last cave was called Tham Pee Hua Toh. This time we left our kayaks, and looked around inside, it had loads of prehistoric paintings! It was pretty cool, loads more bats inside! It was time to head back to the village our guide Man, actually lived in this village so a real local guide! We had lunch in his sister-in-law's restaurant on the river side, it's the best meal, ive had on one of these inclusive tours!
On route back to the hostel we stopped off at a swimming area, it was called Phu Tara, it was so quite with crystal clear waters, I put my hand in and felt how cold it was and didn't fancy a swim, but found a nice spot put my feet in the water and leaned back and read my book, that I'm already halfway after 4 days! Then I started getting a really strange feeling on my feet, looked down and the fish were eating the dead skin off my feet, I was always against them fish spa places, but thought at least these are wild, and them get on with it. This is pretty grim, but I lifted my feet out at one point, and rubbed the dead skin, that was now softened because of the water, put my feet back in and the fish went crazy!! Ha ha! It was nice just chilling, in the sun, feet in a really nice cold pool. But these things can't last forever and it was time to leave. I was second on the drop off list, so went to Ao Nang first before Krabi town. A really good day, and was back at the hostel before 4. Uploaded all Krabi pictures onto Facebook as I'm leaving tomorrow.
When the guys from yesterday, Andy, Yogi, Mike and Kelsey, has finished their tours we went for dinner around the corner from the hostel, food was ok, but the happy hour (1600-midnight) all cocktails for 100Baht, was amazing, had 3, all different but all really nice. We headed back to the Playgound and yet more beer pong, and pool... I went to pack my bags about 10. Transport to Koh Lanta tomorrow!