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Songkran in Krabi in 2023

Map showing route traffic must take during Songkran Festival in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand this year.

Songkran officially starts tomorrow across Thailand and so Krabi has been getting excited about it as well. Since COVID there has not been a no-holds-barred Songkran celebration and people are anxious to get this going. We were already hit with water in the car as there were some early morning partiers getting into the festivities … Read more

How to Take a Train to Krabi in 2023

Thailand trains and destinations near Krabi.

Many people want to take a train to Krabi, Thailand and they ask us how they can do it. The train system in Thailand is not the best laid-out transportation in the world! There are trains that go from the furthest provinces south up through Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani, and then further up the … Read more

Dogs in Krabi, Thailand 2023 – a Different Breed

Dogs in Thailand tend to bite. Of course there are nice dogs too.

Most dogs are cool in Krabi, but be careful because many dogs in Thailand don’t like the smell of foreigners. The way that Thai people treat their dogs and the leeway they give them is astounding to me. I have finally come to accept it as I have most things here. They call them soi … Read more

Chikungunya in Thailand in 2023 – FAQ

Chikungunya (chee-koon-gun-ya) and also spelled as “Chicken guinea”, “Chicken gunaya,” and “Chickengunya”, comes from the African Swahili language, where it means “to bend up”. When severely affected with joint pain a person bends up like a ninety-year-old, hunched over in pain. Most symptoms are similar to Dengue Fever. Chikungunya is a mosquito-born virus carried by the … Read more