Editor’s Note: I was a guest of Tourism Authority of Thailand during my time in Krabi.
My paddle dips into the glassy green water of Bor Thor, and the shrimp start dancing.
Hundreds of tiny creatures pop out of the water, hop across it like rocks skipping, and then dive back down into its depths.
“We’re almost there,” our guide, Man, who also graciously volunteered to steer my kayak, informs us.
Our three fire-engine-red kayaks skirt around a small turn and into a mangrove forest and then we see it: a half-moon emerging from the water and moving upward into a towering karst shrouded in palm trees and other jungle foliage.
We’re kayaking in Krabi — something I honestly never thought I’d do. Mostly because, let’s be real, I’m not so skilled at kayak navigation.