Making our way to Phuket from Krabi we booked a ticket from a side of the ticket agency for our Thailand Land travel. We rode a mini van was picked up at our hostel and life was good. A few hours into the trip the passengers including my wife and I started to noticed that the trip was getting longer than expected. The van driver who was driving furiously into the rain had to make sudden stops as it seemed like he was also delivering items to different addresses. We were then brought to a sort of "terminal" where we were told that we needed to wait for the next van about 30 -40 minutes later we were herded together like sheep back into a mini van which was or so we though bound for Phuket. Another few hours later the stopped at what seemed to be a travel agency telling we needed to book a taxi with them to get to Phuket town. Confused our fellow passengers and ourselves refused to book any taxis and proceeded to board the van again. A bit irritated that no one booked an overpriced taxi with the agency the van driver sped off again furiously. Still very confused on what was going on we spoke among ourselves trying to figure out where we were being taken. About an hour later the van pulls into a hotel drive way and the driver tells us to get as this is the end of the line. We climbed out and found ourselves in Patong Beach an area completely on the other side of the peninsula. Frustrated we left and looked for local transportation to try and get to our next destination. After asking around the Police instructed us that a bus would pass by on its way to Phuket town. After 40 minutes of waiting tuktuk drivers informed us that no buses would be coming. Buses stop operations after 6PM. After hunting for a wifi connection we confirmed that buses in fact stop operation at 6 PM. One of the tuktuk drivers offered us a lower price to get to Rawai beach the place that we would be staying at for the night. Feeling disappointed of how unreliable our van was getting here we accepted his offer and made our way to the beach house.
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Angkor Wat is only part of the whole city of Angkor that is composed of old temples radiating beauty and history. We set after our 2 hour visit to Angkor Wat to check some of the other temple within the ancient city.
After our time in Koh Phangan we set out to it's more famous neighboring island koh Samui.
Ko Samui, Thailand’s second largest island, lies in the Gulf of Thailand off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus. It's known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest, plus luxury resorts and posh spas.
In this edition we visit Nai Harn Beach, play around with some drone footage and finally check out the night life at Bangla Walking Street in Patong Beach.
We visit the Big Buddha and try to capture a piece of its enormous beauty definitely a must visit when your in Phuket.
During our stay in Phuket we rented a scooter to take in the sights on the road. We vist the Big Buddha, view points Patog beach and Wat Chalong.
Staying in Phuket we go on our first tour and see the well known Phi Phi islands. We take a chance on booking a cheap tour to the islands online which we were very satisfied. Having fun with our drone filming the islands.
A bit irritated that no one booked an overpriced taxi with the agency the van driver sped off again furiously.
Here we visit Krabi Thailand and take a short cruise on the river where you can see Mangroves, Khao Khanap Nam Cave and the view of Krabi town from the water.
Landing in Krabi after crossing the border from Kuala Lumpur. Hopping on the bus that should drop us off at Pak up Hostel unfortunately it dropped us off on a different location, good thing we saw our hostel as we are passing by.
Batu Caves in Malaysia is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples. You can spend half a day visiting the caves wandering around the area. Here 5 things you can expect to do once you get there.