Are you born a Foody or can you become one (classic nature vs nurture debate)? So if I look at myself.. I always loved food and was open to exploring different cuisine and anything new. On the other hand, Achal was a picky (read annoying) eater. Initial days of our eating out, he turned his nose up at everything..even pasta (Asian food was completely off the table!)..without having tried! 15 years of encouragement (read nagging) including 4 years of hostel life, and 3 years of life in the UK; end result - he is a Foody!
So coming to December 2016 - that was the beginning of a crazy time in life! We were busy wrapping up work before the holidays, attended a wedding in Jaipur (which involved lots of drunken dancing on the road) and just too much happening! Thankfully, we had planned our year-end holiday well in advance and got decent rates. It was time for a well-deserved holiday in Krabi, Thailand! Think white sandy beaches, clear turquoise water, chilled Singha beer and yummy Thai food - what more do you want in life!
Where to stay: Research tells us that Railay beach is the most popular place to stay. Next best is Ao Nang, which is where we managed to find a resort. Now, if you are going around New Year’s, most resorts will charge you a massive sum for a mandatory gala dinner. We were keen to spend New Year’s Eve at the beach, so this was a major factor to consider when making our reservations. We booked into Ao Nang Fiori Resort & Spa - a new resort with decent rating. This turned out to be the best decision – more details later!
From India, we took Air Asia to Krabi (stop over at Singapore). Now, Air Asia is a totally no-frills flight, which translates into paying for even a glass of water. At Singapore we had a 6 hour long layover and hence made use of our Priority Lounge access. From Krabi airport we got a cab easily to the resort. After a bit of confu