'Panorama Railay seen from the Lookout' by Steffen und Christina
My lovely travel companion and I are poised to flee Melbourne's winter for the warmer climes of Thailand's beaches for nine glorious days. Other than a few days in Bangkok I've never been to Thailand before, so am fairly ecstatic with anticipation (even if it means missing a week of MIFF).
We're flying in and out of Krabi and at this stage we intend to spend a few days in Railay, then head down to one of the less-touristy beaches on Ko Phi Phi, or maybe Ko Lanta. Or maybe somewhere else within easy reach of Krabi... it's all rather spontaneous for now. If any of you have any travel tips or foodie recommendations for that part of the world, I'd GREATLY appreciate them! We're also spending a Monday night at the end of our trip in Kuala Lumpur - we're thinking hawker food at a night market, then out for drinks. So any KL tips would be most welcome too...
Oh, and speaking of MIFF: this Saturday I'm going along to one of the film festival's special events, the 50th anniversary screening of Alfred Hitchcock's classic 'Psycho' with LIVE ORCHESTRA at the Regent Theatre. Yes, the score of the film will be performed live onstage! Tickets from Ticketmaster. My friend Nicholas Buc is conducting the orchestra, so send me an email if you're interested in attending either the afternoon or evening performance and I may be able to organise a special price on tickets... :)