Taking a little break from our backpacking roots, we took advantage of a special rate on a hotel and enjoyed a beach side suite on the island of Phuket! Three days of relaxing helped us restore our energy for the next few days of heavy travel.
The scenery around Krabi is world famous for good reason. Our snorkeling tour took us to four picturesque locations where we snorkeled and enjoyed the stunning scenery.
We experienced true Thai generosity when a local family shared their transportation off of the island, drove us back to town and bought us some small parting gifts on our way to Krabi.
On Monday Shawn Reece made a Thai friend, a family of frogs invaded my shoes, and we spent our final full day in Koh Sukhorn lounging around taking it easy. It was the perfect day of rest before resuming life on the road.
Koh Sukhorn was not the prettiest island in Thailand, but it was still very beautiful and the local friendliness put it over the top! The entire island felt safe and we were welcomed by the locals. What a great experience!
While spending a few more days in Penang, we visited the historic Penang Hill Railway, ate some more great food and stayed at a beach resort on the north end of the island!
We spent most of our first two days in Georgetown, Penang exploring the city. The highlights of our time there were the fantastic food and our trishaw tour of the city!
Leaving the Genting Highlands behind, we traveled further north to the Cameron Highlands. This area is home to some of the most lush and beautiful scenery we have ever seen!