|We took a ferry from the Phi Phi islands back to mainland Thailand, greeted by the limestone karst pinnacles of the Krabi coastline.|
|Arriving at Krabi pier.|
|From Krabi we took a taxi to Ao Nang. Our hotel was located about a 20-minute walk from the beach, which in this extreme southern heat was no fun, so we often took tuk-tuks instead.|
|Ao Nang beach. We spent a little while sunbathing here but the sun was so strong we could only stand about an hour of it at a time.|
|On our second day in the area, we took a long boat to Railay Beach. As it's located on a peninsula surrounded by mountains and cliffs, it's only accessible by boat.|
|The towering Thaiwand Wall overlooks the main beach.|
|Despite its somewhat isolated location, the beach has quite a few bars and restaurants.|
|Getting the long boat back to Ao Nang.|
|The next day, we took a night bus from Krabi to Bangkok. The journey seemed a lot faster than the night trains we'd been taking previously, though it was a little harder to get a good night's sleep.|
|In Bangkok we met up with my dad near Khao San Road. He has been to Thailand over twenty times, having done lots of travelling in southeast Asia.|
|We had dinner and lots of drinks together.|
|Later we also met up with some of Angela's German friends, who we'd met on our first visit to Bangkok almost a month previously.|
|Getting dad to try a roasted scorpion-on-a-stick.|
We stayed up until the early hours, drinking beers and chatting about our travels before saying our goodbyes. My dad was bound for Pattaya the next morning, while we had a date with Cambodia. Though our reunion was pretty short-lived, it was a really fun evening had by all, and getting to catch up with my old man was a great way to end our time in Thailand. It's been a fantastic country to travel through, with such friendly people, consistently good food, great beaches, and a generally fun-loving atmosphere everywhere we've been. It really does seem to offer many of the great qualities of Asia in one small country. We're going to miss it, though after a month we're also happy to be exploring some other countries in the region.
Coming up next: adventures in the Khmer Kingdom of Cambodia!