Flying from Bangkok to Krabi - then bussing to Ao Nang beach town
Destination of the day: Ao Nang, Krabi
This meant I needed to put my pack down, dig around for the bug dope lotion I should be used to putting on every day but chose not to for some reason, and well, I didn't have the patience for it - I was basically losing blood quickly... and those of you who know me, know that A) I am significantly allergic to mosquitoes and B) Welt like I have chicken pox. As if the world was on my side this morning, just as I was about to start huffing and puffing in frustration, a nice older guy pulled up with his taxi and asked if I needed a ride. Well YES I sure do!
And he would run his meter - which is a big deal in Bangkok. No meter = no guarantee what you will pay for your ride. Could be cheaper, but most likely it will be 2-3x more expensive.
I get in his car happy at the change in my mornings pace, and after a significant police roadblock which entailed 1 way traffic while at least 15+ officers shined ginormous spot lights in every vehicle and every persons eyes, I was on the way to the airport. And I arrived WAY early - but low and behold.. SUBWAY! This is only the second Subway restaurant I have seen in Asia - and I am craving it BAD. Happiness is a taxi ride without effort and Subway.
After what seemed like 3 hours of waiting with HUGE crowds of people (oh wait, it WAS!) I was on my way to Krabi via Asia Air. I didn't have to pay extra for my boarding pass, I got a seat in row 2, and I was fed and content to be leaving Bangkok once again. Life. Is. Good.
Upon arrival at Krabi, I grabbed my pack and headed out to get a songthew (taxi) to Ao Nang, the beach town just down the road from Krabi. I booked a hostel en route there :)