8 Mar 13

Krabi 01 — Ko Phi Phi

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Some snaps using an underwater camera. Our island tour stopped at two spots for snorkelling — Ao Nui Bay and somewhere a little off Maya Bay. It was a gorgeous day, not too much sun, a very effervescent guide and just boundless blue water and cliffs. More pictures of other activities to come.

From one vacation to the next, I’m planning to visit Hanoi in the next few months. Since you guys share great tips the last time round, I’m all ears for anything (really anything would be something) regarding Hanoi! This is one part of the world I’ve never sent foot on before. I’m slightly ashamed that I’ve seen so little of Asia. So between that and the fact that we are saving for our future home, it makes discovering Asia a practical choice.

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8 Responses to “Krabi 01 — Ko Phi Phi”

  1. denise says:

    underwater cameras are so fun. soooo pretty!

  2. Chanel Jibal says:

    I’ve never used an underwater camera. must try it one day. seems like a lot of fun. only… I’m afraid of fish.

  3. jackie says:

    These pictures are gorgeous! I haven’t been to Krabi yet – maybe I’ll visit sometime this year!

  4. Magali says:

    Gorgeous photos… the water looks so blue & clean! And that first lanscape <3

  5. Barbara says:

    Just one week, and I will be there too again!

  6. zee says:

    aaaahhh! you’re going to Hanoi! I’m so excited for you. Been twice and I love the city (albeit the horrid air pollution and heat).

    Stay in the old quarter if you can, that’s where a good photo lurks around every corner and there’re lots of great street food stalls.

    Visit the Metropole hotel for a nice coffee stop – sit at the sidewalk cafe and watch Hanoi life go by (since so much of Hanoi life seems to exist on motorbikes – people chatting, laughing…). All the food / drink we tried there was great, and not super pricey compared to Sing.

    If you want a nice dinner, also head to the Metropole – its Vietnamese restaurant offers amazing Bun Cha (barbequed skewered pork and vermicelli) that was the best we’d had. The bar also does a great selection of French and Vietnamese food – you can have both pho and rilette in the same place ;)

    A must-go for us in Hanoi was Cha Ca La Vong. It’s an institution that serves up fried fish with dill, eaten alongside vermicelli. I’m sure you’ll see it popping up in your guidebooks :) We love it for the simple taste but I do know of folks who say it’s quite plain. Either way, the “theatre” of having your food cook on an open gas burner right in front of you in a nearly century old institution is quite fun.

    We did go watch the Water Puppet show and it was rather adorable but we got bored after an hour of adorable-ness and nothing else (the whole thing’s in Vietnamese so we couldn’t understand), and so we left.

    Hanging out by the lakeside is a great way to cool off in the day and also see all the courting couples pak-tor-ing by the water :D

    Go for the coffee in Paris Cafe in the Old Quarter – it was our go-to for an afternoon cool-off from the heat. Charming place. Decent pastries too.

    If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try and hunt down Pho Bat Dan – this place had delicious chicken pho. I don’t have the exact address unfortch but it was a down-home local chicken pho place situated at a corner of a busy street junction, near DIY / repair shops.

  7. Li Wei says:

    Go have Bun Cha at this eatery located on “Hanh Manh”(which is the name of the street). Its in the old quarters. get the set meal. Its the most awesome thing I had there! :)
    You cld do halong bay… but unless u really are keen on chilling and lazing on a junk boat, I’d recommend u do a day trip.. or otherwise, do a stop over at one of their islands.. u cld do kayakking, or visit caves… :)

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