Inga Freise Stahle loves to travel, and one of her favorite destinations is Krabi. “Krabi is in the south of Thailand on the Andaman seaboard,” she explains. “One of the most interesting things about Krabi is that it is incredibly historical. It is the Thailand’s oldest town in terms of continual settlement. Officials have dated tools, pictures, pottery and human remains and determined that Krabi has been home to humans since 25,000 B.C.,” Inga Freise Stahle says.
However, Krabi is a fascinating place for more reasons other than its extremely long history. “There are so many activities for travelers,” reports Inga Freise Stahle. “There is a bicycling tour, rock climbing, snorkeling, and scuba diving,” she announces. But activities aside, simply sightseeing is an adventure. “There are amazing limestone peaks, the water is beautiful and azure and the sunsets over the tropical islands are spectacular,” adds Inga Freise Stahle.
Facing the Andaman sea, Krabi has a 6-month rainy season, Inga Freise Stahle warns. “So the best time to go to Krabi is from December to April.” Throughout Krabi there are many national parks, including Hat Noppharat Thara, Ao Nang, Railay, Ko Phi Phi. Inga Freise Stahle also enjoys visiting the island of Ko Lanta Yai, which is the park headquarters. Ko Lanta Ya is home to Chao Le, the gypsies of the sea who sustain themselves on fish.
Inga Freise Stahle recommends that travelers to interior Krabi visit the Khao Phanom Bencha and Than Bokk-horani national parks, which have stunning waterfalls and caves. Also, they are excellent places for hiking, bird watching and they offer eco-tours as well, confirms Inga Freise Stahle.
Inga Freise Stahle suggests several ways for tourists to get around the area. “There are public pick-up vehicles, knows as Songthaew which are common in Krabi,” she explains. “There are also air-conditioned and non-air conditioned buses and there are also trains,” says Inga Freise Stahle. “Also, if you go snorkeling in Krabi you will some amazing coral reefs,” Inga Freise Stahle concludes. “It’s worth the trip for that alone.”
About Inga Freise Stahle
Inga Freise Stahle speaks five languages, with fluency in French, German, English and Swedish. It’s a talent that has proven to be valuable for Inga Freise Stahle, vocationally speaking. As administrative assistant to the director at Haut-Lac International School, Inga Freise Stahle is often appointed to greet new students and their parents, a responsibility that requires the ability to communicate in a variety of languages.
Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Inga Freise Stahle has also lived in Sweden, Portugal, and Russia.
Inga Freise Stahle graduated from Goethe-Institut with a diploma in German teaching, which led to service as a German tutor in Switzerland and Moscow. From 2006-2007, Inga Freise Stahle worked as a French assistant at the British International School of Rosinka, Moscow. At Siemens-Elema AB, Inga Freise Stahle assisted with translations from the Swedish language into German, French and English.
As part of her duties at Haut-Lac International School, Inga Freise Stahle organizes all administrative work for the school. This provides Inga Freise Stahle with an opportunity to use all of her known languages in communicating with the international student body. French is Inga Freise Stahle’s first mother language and German is her second. Inga Freise Stahle is also fluent in English and Swedish, and possesses a working knowledge of Portuguese and some Russian.
Prior to her work in the field of education, Inga Freise Stahle enjoyed a career in marketing and public relations. Her work with Phillip Morris SA included market research and trend analysis, as well as solid one-to-one marketing experience. She also managed consumer promotions. With Special Events Mgt., Inga Freise Stahle organized seminars and VIP trips, as well as organizing VIPs at Formula 1 Grand Prix in Europe. For M.I.S., Inga Freise Stahle conducted opinion polls for the Swiss-German-speaking region, once again putting her multilingual skills to use.
Always interested in furthering her education, Inga Freise Stahle is currently studying advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Word. She has trained as a pharmacist, executive secretary and travel agent, in addition to her extensive study of various languages. She received a diploma from the Athena tourism and executive secretarial school in Lausanne, after beginning a career as a travel agent with Havas Voyages, also in Lausanne. In 1989, she received a diploma from the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce for the Intermediate Business English Examination.
A graduate of Pully High School, Inga Freise Stahle currently lives in Switzerland with her two children, Petter and Emilie. Her hobbies include skiing, swimming, tennis, and travel.