Ao Nang, Krabi

Ivan, Jennifer and I checked out of the Railay Princess Resort and Spa on March 31, 2009.  We took a boat to Ao Nang, another part of Krabi.

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We hadn’t booked any accommodation.  We checked in to the Palace Aonang Resort.

We were all real hungry.  So, we went to Tatana’s for lunch.  Ivan had a jungle curry with rice.  Jennifer had stir fried chicken with onions and cashew nuts.  I had fried rice with bananas.  The food was alright.

We walked around to find a nice restaurant for dinner.  Ivan wanted to have pizza.  We chose to eat at La Casa.  I ordered a banana pizza.  Ivan got a tuna pizza while Jennifer got the BBQ Pollo (chicken) pizza.  Ivan and Jennifer each had a glass of red wine.  The pizzas tasted awesome!!  Ivan and Jennifer took some pictures but I forgot to put the memory card back in.  So, the pictures are on the camera.  We can’t access them since we don’t have the right cable for it.

We walked around Ao Nang.  Ivan and Jennifer wanted to get a drink at a bar.  We sat down at one bar.  Ivan and Jennifer played Connect Four.  The bar provided free peanuts.  I wish it was free bananas.  But, there were no monkey patrons here – other than me.  We went to another bar.  Ivan and Jennifer talked awhile.  Some people nearby were playing Jenga.  We went home after awhile.

We were picked up by a truck on April 1, 2009.  Today, we were headed to the Krabi Thai Cookery School.  Ivan went to this same cooking school 3 years ago.  The teacher is a very friendly Thai lady named Ya.  The class was a group of 7 people and a monkey.  We started off by chopping ingredients for the curry pastes.

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Ya showed us how to make curry pastes with a blender.  Everybody started cooking up Pad Thai with chicken.

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I made mine with bananas.  The dish came out really good.

It was time to make some curry.  I chose the green curry with bananas.

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Ivan made red curry with chicken while Jennifer made penang curry.  Next, a few people in the group were making soups.  Ivan made a Tom Yum soup.  I made a soup of Bananas in Coconut Milk,which is apparently a traditional Thai monkey dish. A few people were making Papaya Salad.  Jennifer smashed the ingredients to make a great papaya salad.  It was time to make more dishes.  Ivan made a Stir fry chicken with holy basil.  Jennifer made Chicken and Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce.  I made a Stir Fried chicken with bananas and cashew nuts.  Then, a few people made Morning Glory.  Everybody worked really hard.  The food was placed on the dining table.

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It was time to eat.  There was so much food.  It tasted great!  It started raining outside.

We got our recipe book signed by Ya.  She is filled with great stories. Ivan, Jennifer and I really enjoyed the cooking class.  We got back in the truck and were taken back to the resort.

We chilled at the resort.  We were so stuffed from all the food from our class.  We did have a small snack.  We went to sleep shortly after.  Tomorrow, we’d be headed to a new place.  I wondered what adventures we would have there.

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