South From Bangkok………………..

I arrived back in Bangkok from Sydney on Saturday 23rd March after a very enjoyable couple of weeks, spent mostly lazily relaxing at Scott’s waterfront house; and I must say that it is by far the best “hotel” that I have stayed in since my winter sabbatical began……..thanks once again buddy……….mud in yer eye……….

After a couple of days in Bangkok, I headed south and spent a couple of days at the seaside town of Hua Hin, just a bit of beach-walking and swimming (and consuming copious amounts of Pak Boong Fai Dang, which I have been craving for the last 6 weeks) before taking the train south to meet up with my friend Yada in Surat Thani, where she lives; she has a decent car and we drove south to Krabi, where we spent a couple of nights in a beachfront hotel at Ao Nang

We have a good arrangement, I am responsible for all the driving, while Yada sits cross-legged on the passenger seat, giving directions and administering refreshments; as anyone will know, I enjoy driving, so this arrangement is perfect for me……………

The railway station at Hua Hin; with only one line and one platform, it removed all the fun and anxiety of wondering if you were on the right platform, and getting on the right train…

Old Locomotive on display at Hua Hin station…………

Yada knew of a beach that was only accessible by boat from our Hotel at Ao Nang, so we took a boat there for the day……….above, leaving our beachfront hotel, and below, arriving at Railay beach…………………

From Railay beach, we hired a double Kayak for a few hours to paddle around the dramatic rock formations  jutting from the Andaman sea; Yada had not been in a Kayak before, so her contribution to our propulsion was minimal, but the sea was calm and paddling was easy

 

Our return transport back to our hotel at Ao Nang, after an excellent day trip……………..

 

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  1. Hi looks like you are having fun! It reminds me of the song Trains and boats and planes! (1965?) Anyway I loved that song and you are living it! Happy memories! Xx