Where to start with this post! For just a short amount of time, we met such wonderful people, did so much and learnt a whole heap of new stuff!
After driving through jungle, and rubber tree and palm oil plantations, and through little villages, we arrived at ‘Krabi Homestay’ (http://www.krabilifehomestay.com), a funky little family-run site in the middle of nowhere. Tucked away, we discovered orange igloo-style cabins around a small pool.
Run by brothers Cong and Rong, and their large family, this place is quite extraordinary! From a yoga-topped restaurant to rasta-come-biker bar, we found home-cooked Thai food and stories of life in rural Thailand.
In addition, we were blessed to meet Serephina and Calvin from Singapore, and Sophia from the States but now Thai-living. These special people made our stay extra fun.
Making truffles with Sophia
Cong took us out on an excursion on the back of his truck, where we found hot springs, an Emerald Pool and a jungle trek to a hidden waterfall.
The next day, we were taken to the family’s rubber tree and palm oil plantations, where we learnt about harvesting the crops and how the supply chain works. We were saddened to hear how the price of the raw goods has substantially fallen, costing the farmers dearly. We were also shown fields of pineapples, and were amazed to learn that each plant produces only 1 pineapple per year!!
To top it all off, we had Thai massages, practised some yoga, lounged in hammocks and swam in the pool.