Previously at the Koh Phi Phi viewpoint, we imagined how spectacular a sunrise would be from this vista. Awakening at 5am to make this vision a reality, nature once again road blocked us. Darn! Back to sleep...
Trudging through flooded streets with our belonging in tow, we searched high and low for breakfast as we made our way to the ferry pier. The continuous storming caused interruptions in the power supply throughout our stay and it was down all morning. The Pirates Cove had food and more importantly coffee available. Phew!
Our nightmare of being stuck on Koh Phi Phi had the potential to become a reality. We learned that our ferry was late and that yesterday's ferries were canceled entirely. While sitting on the pier hoping and praying, we met our new friend Juliano. Juliano is an inspiring yogi full of wise positive words. In no time, our ferry pulled up and we made our way back to Krabi.
Back in Ao Nang with plans to long-tail it to Railay Beach, we found ourselves once again rearranging our itinerary. On top of the fact that we were behind on schedule, the boats were not running. Realistically, there was no way for us to visit this small beach oasis like we had hoped.
Feeling the pressure of the daylight dwindling, we used a coffee shop's wifi to derive a new plan. Ao Nang was a cool spot but we had already checked it off. Within minutes we had a hotel booked and were TukTuking our way to Krabi Town for the evening.
Pulling up to Sleep Club Hostel we knew we made the right decision. It was a trendy, comfortable place and the owner was beyond helpful. He pointed us in the direction of the night market and best local eatery.
Krabi Town is more of a city than a beach town. Walking around downtown, we stopped to admire the river and visited a unique Buddhist temple. Although we had already been to quite a few markets, Krabi Town's had a different feel with less tourist geared stalls. It was hard to walk more than 10 feet without stopping to try a bite sized morsel of Thai goodness.
Making our way closer to our hotel, we stopped for wine and Tom Yum at Mr. Krab-i. Right before heading out, Sharon jumped and squealed pointing towards the exit. We thought there must be something really wrong! To our surprise a baby elephant was standing casually outside. We could not believe our eyes and felt that we had seen it all at this point. Giddy with delight, we spent the next half an hour hand feeding him sugar cane and water.
Sharon had it in her mind that on this trip to SE Asia she would use her vocal talents at a karaoke joint. It was meant to be because we walked right by a rooftop bar with open mic. Up on stage, she belted her way through Wonderwall by Oasis. Yes, we have this on video.