As luck would have it, a small local street carnival was taking place just a few blocks from our Krabi guesthouse – so after making our way home from Ao Nang, we popped out for a bite.
Herb had done a quick walk-through the previous night while I stayed home catching up on emails, and he said there was something we just had to try.
Travel is all about trying new things…and for us, the consumption of grasshoppers and maggots would definitely be something new.
Our analysis: most of them weren’t half-bad! Almost like BBQ chips or something.
The one and only exception was the huge white maggot shown 2 photos above; it was full of hot, pus-like liquid that would explode in your mouth the moment you bite down. Lucky for me, Herb ended up with the only one of those 😆
The rest of the time we spent strolling around, tasting every type of food we could get our hands on and shopping for a bit of “backup party bling” (aka necklaces, rings, etc).
Krabi really is astonishingly cheap, even in comparison to the rest of Thailand. You could get necklaces for 80c, drinks were like 20c, and a big skewer of yakitori-style meat or fish was rarely over 30c. My kinda place 🙂