The travel - With two small back packs ( cause we seriously believe in travelling light plus it was a very short trip and so did not want to pay those extra bucks for any baggages) and the travel documents, we booked an Uber and headed for the airport at 6pm ( considering Bangalore traffic). After munching on some light stuff at the airport, we finally boarded the Air Asia flight and it took off at 22.45 from Bangalore. Throughout the journey, I had to fan myself as the ACs were not working properly. Economy carrier as they call themselves, they stood by it. To quench my thirst at that hour of the night, I requested for a glass of water only to hear “Maam we serve only bottled water and it is chargeable- 40 Thai bahts”. Devastated and shattered, I bought 2 cans of coke for 100Bahts and gulped them down. After 3 hours of the most uncomfortable journey, we finally landed at Bangkok at 4:00 am. We really had a smooth transit at Bangkok. Hungry as hell, we were looking out for options and then KFCs zinger was a saviour. With stomach fully loaded, we sat for the final league of our journey- towards Krabi. This time the discomfort lasted only for an hour. Finally landed at our final destination at 9:00 am. Booking a shuttle to our resort from the airport, we waited for our turn to hop on it. It took almost 45 mins to reach Klong Muang. And when we finally reached , we were spellbound at the sight of our resort. It was heavenly. The icing on the cake was that the resort let us check in early. Without wasting much time we freshened up and headed to the beach restaurant of the resort to get rid of our hunger pangs.
The exploration- While having our food by the beach, we encountered a local guy who agreed to take us on a private long tail boat tour for 2500 Thai Baht. Listening to the 60’s English music in the boat (the guy played it) and holding our excitement, we sailed off. Amidst the blue and green sea, it was just us and that feeling was indeed special. Excited like small kids, we started cheering, splashing water at each other and posing to get clicked. So generous was the guy, he even served us some fresh pineapples on-board. After spending 3.5 hours in the sea, we got back to the resort and then headed off to explore the not so hyped place, Klong Muang. Apparently this place was not as loud as Ao Nang beach. But it was different in its own way. The road was surrounded by small cafe’s serving authentic Thai food. We chose a cafe with a scenic view and ordered a plate of pad Thai noodles and Thai green curry. Thai green curry is our personal favourite and we often cook it at home. But nothing could beat this. It was utterly delicious. After a satisfying meal, we explored a bit of Klong Muang and bought some stuff from a nearby 7/11 (7/11s are very frequent here) and then headed back to our resort ( we wanted to keep the first day short as a long day awaited us). We had pre-booked our day tour from Krabi to Phi Phi the next day via Klook. So that was a wrap of our first day at Krabi.