Having a rest day in Krabi town before my overnight train to Central Thailand tonight. Am making some progress on my blog - posting some photos and some passages from my journal from the trek in Nepal.
Here in Krabi, which I intended to use only as a transit link between Ko Lanta and Kanchanaburi, I took a rock climbing course at Laem Phra Nang (Railay), had a Thai massage on the beach, made some new friends, went kayaking through mangroves and sea caves, saw 3000 year old sea gypsy pictographs (including one of a man and a woman holding hands beneath the moon), swam in a fresh water pond, visited a local festival in Ao Nang where the MC sang karaoke to the crowd, and when we clapped for him he said "Thank You Thank You" mid-song in English. And, of course, ate dinner at the night market 3 nights in a row!
Today is the King of Thailand's 82nd birthday, and it is a national holiday of major importance.
In case you have not heard the news from here, the government has been forced to resign, so the protests at the Bangkok Airport and elsewhere have ended, and flights have resumed. I suppose I will have to leave. Three weeks is not nearly enough time here!