Wrapping up Thailand, Maharaj Market, Mani Pedi

Monday December 2nd, Krabi Town, Thailand

Today is our last full day in Thailand.  The three weeks have gone fast.  We have squeezed every last moment out of our time here.

For anyone considering a trip to Thailand, I highly recommend Gate 1 Travel.  They were professional from start to finish, gave great value for the money, and paid attention to the details.  Our guide, Nu, was the best we have had on any tour.  Here is a link to the actual tour we took.

If you sign up for their email list, once a week you get an email with some really nice discounts on selected tours.  We have booked Turkey and India for February and March with them and then plan on staying in Europe for 6-9 months afterwards.

Last night we took it easy, browsing through the Walking Market right outside our door and then listening to a concert from our room.  Here is a picture taken out our window.

Walking Market, Krabi Town taken from our window

Walking Market, Krabi Town taken from our window

Our tiny hotel here in Krabi Town, the Orange Tree House, has suited us well.  It was certainly not fancy, but we loved the location, the friendly staff, and the reasonable price.  If we get back this way, we would not hesitate to return for a night or two.

I had been wanting to get to the Maharaj Market since we arrived and finally got there this morning.  It has a combination of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, flowers and dried goods.  Not nearly as large as the market in Bangkok, it was still fun to look around.

Fresh produce

Fresh produce

Fresh Squid

Fresh Squid

Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Food stalls

Food stalls

Dried herbs and leaves

Dried herbs and leaves

I showed a picture of one of the unusual street traffic lights a few days ago.  Here is another traffic light and a pretty cool vintage ride…

Massive traffic light

Massive traffic light

Vintage motorcycle

Vintage motorcycle

It is time to take everything out of my suitcase, refold, organize and repack.  We managed three weeks with what would have been carry-on roller-board size luggage for any other airline except China Airlines.  They are the only airline we have been forced to check this size on.  Oh well, such a minor thing.

This afternoon I spoiled myself with a last-minute Mani-Pedi across the way from our hotel.  The total was 350 Baht ($11 USD) plus tip.

There are a lot of things I will miss about Thailand.  The warm smiles and kind people, delicious and inexpensive food, beautiful temples and even more beautiful children, amazing up-close and personal animal experiences, stunning soft sand beaches, plus the fish, Thai and foot massages.

Khob Khun Ka Thailand for your hospitality.  I hope to return some day!

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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4 Responses to Wrapping up Thailand, Maharaj Market, Mani Pedi

  1. Paul Finnell says:

    Road Apples? Not the kind I was used to seeing in Wisconsin!! Also, that motorcycle could use some new wheels……….Tim? Your pictures and stories really make me feel like we were there with you! GREAT job. I hope you will continue this on your ongoing adventures. Safe travel home.
    Paul and Linda

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  2. andthreetogo says:

    Were you able to try the road apples (they are called wax apples in Taiwan)? They are delicious and very strange. Not what I would associate with an apple at all. 🙂 Sounds like you have a banner year ahead! I am looking forward to reading about all the places you go. Safe travels home!

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