New Camera Test: Looking for Black Swans in Krabi Town, Thailand
How do you take a good photo? I really don’t know but I feel like it involves the ability to see the world as a collage of 4x6s, luck, and taking enough pictures so that you may up with a black swan. If there is any such place to try my luck, Thailand is one of the best places to gamble with your camera. It seems that that in whichever direction you point your camera, is a sure win. However, I still managed to capture a few black swans with my amateur eye which I think tells a very cool story about my journey to Krabi Town in Thailand.
First things first, it’s essential to get in touch with the local culture and when I want a lesson in culture I always go to McDonalds. Making this gesture is a symbol of thank-you in Thailand and I wanted Mr. McDonald to know that I was more than grateful for his company’s contribution to my healthy active lifestyle during my layover in Bangkok.
After we had our room we decided to go down to the beach and lucked out by catching the sunset. We were among a few professional photographers looking for the perfect shot but I think that I captured an incredible picture of a lone child on the beach.
After the beach, we ventured along the strip to seek our first taste of Thai cuisine. Dinner for two, shown below which ended up being dinner for only us two in an empty restaurant. Three out of the four nights there we ate delicious Pad Thai and sea food by the ocean. I regret not making it 4/4.
The nightlife in Krabi Town is incredible. The lizards and bugs come out from everywhere so it’s important to arm yourself. The town is extremely quiet at night aside from a sidewalk bar with two rows of child-sized stools set up opposite each other designed to encourage chatter among tourists and block foot traffic.
Finally, we took a trip to beautiful Hong Island where we snorkeled with the fish (we found Nemo!) and kayaked around the island. This picture is not of Hong Island but rather one of the many popping up all over the Andaman Sea.
That about concludes my journey, although I have hundreds of other photos that tell the full story. One of my final points of business was to prepare myself for coming back to the working world in Toronto. There are dozens of suit tailors in this tiny town and I decided to patronize the gentlemen that told me “You have a nice body sir, you should get a suit”. All in all, very satisfied with the suit, the service and the incredible food and landscape that Thailand had to offer. I’ll be back.