Ao Nang - middle of nowhere - Phang Nga city and Inn
04.03.2012 - 04.03.2012
After Flo does some rock climbing on East Railay and I get into an argument (or rather get yelled at) by the pants seller in the shops' street, we head off to Ao Nang on a long tail boat with a couple of senior tourists from the Netherlands.
We arrive in Ao Nang and feel at home when we find the Swiss chalet where we eat a papaya salad and rent 2 motorcycles to go on the Thai roads...
Although the moped guy had said that my bike was full of gas and the gauge was broken.. it wasn't
So I break down in the middle of nowhere but hopefully in front a a small string of 5 houses on the side of the road in the jungle.
A very nice young guy takes off on his own moped and brings me back some much needed gasoline... Thanks!!!
We arrive at the Phang Nga Inn after lot of road and lots of rain (but we barely escape the big big shower around 7pm!!). Unfortunately the Inn managers are all out of the good rooms (which we'll get a chance to see the next day). Oh well, we'll take the one with the mosquitos!! They indicate us a nice restaurant. We try to head there by foot but get unlucky and have to ride on a motorcycle with a nice Thai girl speaking only Thai (the 3 of us on the motorcycle!). She ends up leaving us on the main street miles away from where we want to go. We head back to the Inn take the motorcycle and head to the restaurant.
In the Kror Son Thong restaurant, the atmosphere is fabulous. No westerners, just Thai customers. We get to this great restaurant by the river where we are greeted by a very nice waitress (who went to Zurich to visit her sister for a month and could not stand the cold so she got back home 2 weeks early). The headmaster of the middle school and some teachers sitting at a table nearby try to get Flo drunk with Red label whisky while I drink some great Mai Tais. CHOKDI!!
Small cats are all over the place and one of them bites our feet.
We have the marinated grilled seabass (pla tod kamin) and some duck. The best food we have had in Thailand so far!!!
We head back for some well deserved sleep.