Back to Phuket!
Sorry for lack of blogs due to being busy with travelling and enjoying it!
So let’s get on topic! Yes, I went back to Phuket. Why!! Simple, I like Phuket, especially on Karon Beach. It is such a beautiful beach and gorgeous looking. So, why did I come back? As you can remember from my post, My Adventure in Bangkok and Phuket. I went for a days training with group of friends. This time, I went for four days training of Muay Thai Fighting, with a professional instructor, Tony Naka. He is an excellent trainer, who knows his stuff, if you ever get to Phuket, I highly recommend him if you want to learn Muay Thai fighting and keep yourself fit. He really pushed met to the maximum and I was struggling toward the end of the lesson, but it was well worth it, and I felt i had achieved something to make it through the lessons. If I ever come back again to Phuket, especially to Karon Beach, I will come back to Tony Naka Muay Thai without any hesitations! I also recommend you to visit his website, Naka Muay Thai.
I have also met another wonderful group of people, here at Doolay Hostel. Yes I went back to Doolay Hostel. It is such a great hostel! The staff are so friendly and willing to help and make you feel at home. The mattress is really thick, to ensure that you will have good night sleep. (very important!) I know I did! It is only cost 200 baht a night! Such a bargain price! And it is in such a great area, away from party areas.
We all went for meals together, sharing food, and afterwards going to the bar for some beers, karaoke and live music. It was such a great night! Lots of laughter! Everyone is so understanding with my hearing, and speaks slowly and clearly for me and they all look at me when they speak to me. I feel forever grateful for that and I feel wanted to be part of the amazing bunch of group! We shall meet up again somewhere through our travels!
During my last few days in Phuket before heading to Ao Nang, Krabi. I went to the sea food market to buy some seafoods, but I am not a seafood person! However I went along for experience. There are hundreds, if not…Thousands of differant seafood to choose from such as Crabs, Cods, Tunas, Squids, Mussels, Clams and Cuttlefish, they are so many different types of food! Sadly, I couldn’t bring myself to buy any seafood to try! So I went for chicken fried rice with vegetables, yes I know…I am boring and should try it! Maybe next time! A friend of mine, an American, Jerry bought a huge fish which was approximately 45cm long! It was really huge! I didn’t take a photo of My bad! I’ll remember next time! When you have bought your seafood and vegetables, you can simply walk across to a restaurant and hand your goods in and they will happily cook it for you and make a meal out of it. We went to Khun Pha Rawai BBQ which is a pretty decent place!
Firstly! I would like to say….Welcome to Ao Nang!
Ao Nang is a resort town in southern Thailand’s Krabi Province and the busiest in Krabi Province. It’s known for its long Andaman coast beachfront. There are many longtail boats that will take you to Railay Beach for no more than 150 baht per person and takes around 15 minutes. Railay Beach is very well known destination for rock climbers whether you are a novice or experienced climber.
Fun fact : Rai Leh is primarily known as a rock climbing hot spot, attracting climbers from all over the world to its superb towering limestone crags.
Ao Nang. It is such a lovely place and certainly more lively than Karon Beach which is a nice change of pace. I stayed at the Sleeper Hostel, it is only approximately 10 minutes walk to the beach, there are many shops and restaurant dotted about, especially lots of massage places! I spent half a day on the beach with the Canadians whom I met at Phuket, and at Koh Phi Phi, and again at Ao Nang! It is such an amazing how you get to know other travellers and end up spending time with them on the beach and going out for tea, yes tea! Not dinner (Let’s not argue which is right and which is wrong!) Its always tea! Okay! So, let’s get back on topic! We went to an Indian restaurant, my goodness it was amazing! But I cannot remember the name of the dish, but it was under specials! And it is yummy, yummy! It came with plain steamed rice, vegetable curry and naan bread, we all shared, it is such an experience I would do it again!
Next day. I went to Railay Beach, it is such an awesome little beach there were many rock climbers about! It is one of the best destination in South East Asia. If you want see an awesome viewpoint and to see Lagoon in Railay, please, please don’t do what I did! I went with flip flops and had to climb over rocks climbing up and down on the ladders. I had to do it with bare feet, luckily I wasn’t the only who went bare footed. So bring hiking boots or trainers, bare in mind it will be very muddy! I met a German guy, called Hans we just met before the start of the climb, so we helped each other its very tiring but well worth the visit to see such a lovely Lagoon. It feels like you’re in a Jurassic Park!
I followed a recommendation from my friend, Danial who has lived in Ao Nang for a very long time, his recommendation is to visit a restaurant called Pooky’s Place. It is about 20 minutes walk from the beach, but it is worth it and you will not be disappointed! My goodness! The best burger I had ever tasted in my life!! They also do homemade chunky chips which tastes awesome! It is called “Pooky’s Burger” Yes I also ordered garlic bread with cheese, I was hungry! And it is…Yummmmmy! Whoops, I made a mess on the picture below! Oh dear!
These pictures below are sunset of Ao Nang at the beach, enjoy!
All pictures are taken by me from my smartphone and my Lumix camera and I am no expert.