Take Me Away | Krabi

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Next up, Krabi, Thailand. This is one of many areas in Thailand worth visiting in my opinion. As a place full of culture and customs far different from what I’m used to, it has always been high on my list, and the image above is just a taste of the beauty you will experience while there. Located in Southern Thailand, visiting the town of Krabi gives you the opportunity to see limestone cliffs, stunning and lush jungle areas, little islands floating off the shore in the Andaman Sea, and infinitely more. Prepare for the heat, pack your hiking boots and swimwear, and get ready to go on the adventure of a life time. I for one, can’t wait till the day I get the chance to jump on a plane with my backpack and my camera, ready to explore the beauty and life in Krabi.

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I hope this first place on my list captures your attention and helps to show you the sheer serene beauty that Thailand has to offer. Just imagine yourself here, on Railay Beach, Β listening to the people and children playing in the water, while the hot Thailand sun beats down on you. Picture the sun slowly setting, the sound of the waves rolling onto the shore; can’t you see yourself laying on the beach, watching the sun setting steadily, with the islands and the cliff sides as the most amazing of frames? I’ve been able to picture myself in this scenario for the longest time, and am more than prepared for the day that I get to experience it for myself. Railay Beach is only accessible by boat, due to the towering cliff sides that surround it, but once you’re there, you will never have a moment of boredom. Aside from being a beach bum, you can always swim, go rock climbing, or even just go for a walk to explore the island. If the photos above haven’t convinced you to put Krabi on your list, I’m not sure what will.

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Next on my list is actually a mixture of two things; food and people. Thailand has a diverse array of both that I want to learn about and understand. I feel like exploring the local markets is one way to do both. Immersing yourself into the life of the place you are going is key when you truly want to learn about it. There’s only so much you can get from reading a book about something; to truly understand it, you must live it. My goal with travel is and always has been to learn about and understand the places that I am going. The food and the people are some of the most important things you can learn about in a country. I want to sit down, and have a conversation with someone. Maybe I’ll get lucky and find someone to translate for me, or maybe I’ll be fortunate enough to learn enough Thai to partake in a conversation on my own. One thing I am sure I can learn about is the food. There are endless markets and cooking classes available for people visiting Krabi, and Thailand in general. You’ll have the chance to learn how to make traditional Thai dishes, and you may even get the chance to learn about the people of Thailand in the process.

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Next up, is another spot of pure beauty, the Phi Phi Islands. This spot is most definitely a tourist destination, but it’s worth it. It takes approximately an hour by speed boat to arrive here, and there are numerous Thai Island tours that you can take to see the stunning views here, but I strongly suggest that you don’t pass it up. Most Phi Phi Island trips, at least the ones I would personally be interested in, are snorkeling trips. This allows you to jump into the ocean and explore what lies beneath along with the amazing Island tours and views that you will have. You can have the chance to explore places like Bamboo Island, Hin Klang, Maya Bay, Lohsamah Bay, Phi Phi Don, Hiking Cave (stunning, trust me), and Monkey Bay, just to name a few.

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This next one isn’t for the faint of heart. Wat Tahm Seua, or Tiger Cave Temple, is a Buddhist Temple that holds an intricate bunch of natural caves and an overgrown jungle at the top. It is a beautiful place, and if you can make it there, is a very spiritual and soulful place to experience. I say “if you can make it there” because to do so, requires you to climb 1,237 steep stairs of varying sizes and shapes up a mountain side in most likely the hottest and most humid weather you will ever experience. Don’t let that deter you, I know I won’t! You can always climb some stairs, and take a break. Take a few minutes to take in the views, to soak in your surroundings. Watch the monkeys wandering around you, hoping for some food from the various tourists that arrive each day (don’t get too close to them of course, they are still wild animals after all). One thing I can’t stress enough is don’t show up in a beach cover-up and flip flops and expect things to go smoothly, because they most assuredly will not. Bring plenty of water, a towel for the buckets of sweat that will come from places you didn’t even know could sweat, and your most comfortable and supportive pair of tennis shoes (or trainers, if that’s what they’re referred to as where you are from). It is said that a Buddhist monk by the name of Jumnean Seelasettho wanted to meditate in the caves on the mountain, and discovered tigers roaming the various twists and turns that are inside them, hence the name “Tiger Cave”, and it is well known for theΒ tiger paw prints throughout the caves for you to see as you explore. If you choose to make the trek, as I surely will, you will be rewarded with some of the most amazing views, the chance to explore and view a Buddhist temple and memorial, see incredible 1,000 year old trees, and various Buddhist statues and shrines. I hope I will have the will power and the courage to make this daunting trip when I arrive in Krabi someday.

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There is so much more in Krabi that I want to see and experience; Khao Phanom Bencha National Park, Ao Thalane, Amari Vogue, the Emerald Pool, go kayaking and scuba diving, simply exploring the area with no destination in mind, and so much more. These “take me away” posts mean so much more to me than you may realize. They help me to visualize what I am working for, to put my dreams and goals into words and images, and they allow me to be my own inspiration. Too often I let myself be filled with self doubt and negative thoughts, but these posts help me find that positivity again, and help give me the right attitude towards life. If you have the wrong attitude in life, nothing will be able to help you achieve your dreams and goals. You have to stay inspired, stay determined, and stay motivated to continue on your journey in life, and these posts are helping me do that, I only hope they can do the same for a few of you.

I hope you’re doing well, where ever you are in the world, and I wish you all the best.

-Lexie Xx

34 thoughts on “Take Me Away | Krabi

  1. My momma & her side of the family is from Thailand, it’s a great place! I have been there twice, but I was young. I would love to go there again now that I am much older and can experience more things! πŸ˜€

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  2. I’m glad that these posts are helping to inspire you and to keep you positive. I have my keep it up action as think positive on YOU for this exact reason. I find it eSy to exercise and eat healthy,but I find it difficult sometimes to stay positive.With that in mind,I think that’ll be my keep it up action for a very long time to come!

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      1. Even if there were thousands of Thai restaurants in your area, I doubt you would be able to get real Thai food. Probably what you get is Thai food modified for “falongs” (foreigners) as real Thai food tends to be very spicy. Not to knock such, at least not too much, as most Americans probably couldn’t stand the spiciness; although, with the incre4ase in popularity of spicy Mexican food that is changing.

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      2. I think its more the spicy Indian food that has changed spiciness here, I’ve had Mexican food all over this country, and in Mexico as well, but none of it has ever been as spicy as the Indian chicken curry I get at the place down the street, lol.

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  3. I no longer have wanderlust after 20 years in the military. I spent a little over 2 years in Thailand at 3 bases during the Viet Nam War oh so many years ago. The Thai people are, in my experience, friendly wonderful people. Perhaps someday I will return but for now I will stay at home.

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    1. After experiencing so much, I can understand why home would be the place for you. At only 21, I’m just one big ball of wanderlust! πŸ™‚ I hope you do get the chance to revisit Thailand someday, and some of the other places you’ve been in the past, and have a lovely time. πŸ™‚
      Thank you endlessly for your service!

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      1. At 21 I had already been shot at and was in the middle stages of my first tour in Thailand. If America never gets into another war I will be all too glad. As would the vast majority of my VFW comrades.

        Christopher Cole,
        Past Post Commander, VFW Post 4903

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    1. Thanks so much, but these aren’t my photos, though they are similar to my style of photography, which is why I chose them. πŸ™‚ If you click on them you will be directed to the person that took them. This post is more of a travel inspiration post, as I’ve not had the chance to get there yet. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks so much, but these aren’t my photos. πŸ™‚ If you click on them you will be directed to the person that took them. This post is more of a travel inspiration post, as I’ve not had the chance to get there yet. πŸ™‚

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  4. Wow…u have been to many places? Are all these fotos taken by you? There are beautiful pictures. I have not been anywhere else in the world besides singapore. Love to see all these great fotos.

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