21/10/2009 - Our early night did not turn out as successfully as we had hoped, there was a pool party at our bungalows so there was music and drunk people shouting and arguing outside our rooms all night. Literally as we got up to leave they all went off to bed so it went quiet!! So all four of us were very tired indeed, but we managed to get up. In the little Songthaew (which is like a little truck with a row of seats on each side in the back with a metal cover) on the way to the port jenni thought she had left her mobile back at the bungalows so when we stopped she asked the driver what he could do, and we only had 20 minutes until the boat would leave. He offered to drive her back, so she checked her bag one last time and there it was..panic over! When we got on the boat we sat upstairs in the posh part, which meant we had to pay a little extra but it was worth it as they showed twilight :) and even tom watched it and said that it was good, so i have made him promise that we can watch the second one when it comes out, whoop! After the boat we had the three hour bus journey but it went quite quick as we all fell asleep. When we arrived at the bus station it was a tiny little hut with and information desk, so we told the man that we hadnt booked any accomodation and he showed us one that we right in town for only 300 baht a night and we took him up on his offer. The manager from the hostel came and picked us up and took us there, on first impressions we were all a little worried but when he showed us to the rooms they werent too bad, they had a tv and air con two main important factors, and we wpuld only be staying for one night before we go to phi phi. We put our stuff in our rooms and had a little read about krabi but both books didnt seem to suggest that there is much there, so we went for a look for ourselves. As we approached the main street we could hear lots of noise and when we got there we saw that there was a parade going on so we stood and watched for a few moments. We thought it was a pleasant little parade, and as we were about to walk on tom noticed a man that appeared to covered in red paint all over his face and down his front, but we thought nothing of it and walked down to the river. We took a few photos and realised there wasnt much there so headed back up to the main street where the parade was, when we got there we saw that a group of the men had stopped and were cutting their tongues open with massive knifes and some of the women had metal rodes going through both cheeks!! not quite the pleasant parade we thought it was. They were also throwing bangers on the grond and standing in them bare foot!! So we made a quick exit and got some lunch. We later discovered that this parade goes on all week and that it is a vegatarian festival. We were glad to on;y be staying in krabi one night, it was not quite the quiet little fishing town we were told it was.