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Jan 7, 2013 - Railay Rock Climbing

One of the places I’d not researched but Will had, was Railay beach. From the moment we pulled up on the longtail boat, it was easy to see why Will had chosen to visit here. It was truly amazing! The high cliffs renowned for its climbing were there for the taking and that’s what we were going to do. So, we rolled up (on the wrong beach) and had to pay for another boat to get where we’re going and proceeded to head right out of town to our Amazon Bungalow resort (more like boggy swamp resort lol) which was surprisingly good despite my...

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Mar 15, 2012 - Deep Water Soloing

We both got a little sunburned today (despite putting on sunscreen twice!)-- but I guess that's to be expected when the day is spent in the sun, especially when repeatedly climbing out of and falling into the water. We signed up for a deep water soloing trip last night, and we were both really excited (and a little nervous) this morning. Deep water soloing involves, as the name implies, rock climbing without ropes (soloing) over deep water. Personally, I'm wimpy when it comes to jumping off ledges over water, so I never climbed very high...

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Mar 14, 2012 - Climbing at Railay

We were at the beach-side climbing shop by 8 this morning when it opened, having already breakfasted on tasty bowls of muesli, mixed fruit and yoghurt. We met up with 2 guys we had spoken with last night, but, as the gear shop loaned us a guidebook, we had no need to tag along with them. We rented rope and draws for half the day, so we had 4 hours of climbing ahead of us. When you subtract the time we needed to figure out where we should climb, how to get there, and the the actual walk/hike to and from the cliff, it didn't leave us all that...

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Mar 13, 2012 - Welcome to Paradise

I slept well on the train last night, waking up at 7, and we pulled into the station at 7:10. We declined the tourist trap buses to Krabi (250B) and instead took the local route, a bus to Surat Thani center, and then another from there to Krabi (only 150B). From that bus station, we then took a song-thaew to the dock, and then a long-tail boat out to the Railay area. We are staying at Tonsai Beach, the backpacker/climber area. No AC (sad) but a large, clean room, which we found on our second try. We were settled in by around 3pm. My first...

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Dec 4, 2011 - thailand

Hello, so we left Kathmandu and flew to delhi (1h) then connected to Bangkok (7h) when we arrived at Bangkok airport we had to get underground train followed by 2 overground trains (3h). We were then at the train station which would take us to Puket, we were there at 8pm and our train left at 11pm so we waited. Our train left at 11pm and arrived at 11am the next day (12h not much sleep). We then had to get a bus in to puket town (6h). After 30 hours Of travelling 2 planes 4 trains and a bus we were in puket which was great except we were...

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Dec 4, 2011 - A Day Around Railay

This resort just keeps giving. I guess the reason it is so nice relative to what we have have been staying in is due to the fact that the regular room prices are about 120 CDN to start, while we got it for 55 CDN on a flash deal on Agoda.com. Thanks Agoda. We found out this morning that we have a full buffet breakfast with both western and Thai fare which is awesome. It speaks to the red blooded consumer in us. We also have our own private beach cove here as all the land is owned by the resort which is a nice touch. The Ham and Sausages...

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Dec 3, 2011 - The Road to Railay

So it is finally here. Moving Day. They day before the night where we get to have an amazing sleep. So we checked out of our room at about 10:30 but quickly realized it was going to be a bit of a drag to burn up five hours with our full packs on while we waited for our ferry to arrive. Unsure how to proceed we did what any good Thai tourist would do and found ourselves a nice place to go for a snack to think it over. We started by hitting the restaurant we stopped at last night for breakfast. We then wandered around aimlessly for about 20...

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Nov 16, 2011 - Railay is a bust, Krabi wins

Today I checked out of the amazing Emerald Garden Resort in Ao Nang, Krabi, and got in a tuktuk which took me to the beach where I got my ticket to ride in a longboat to Railay. Um. I did like the beach when we arrived, but after wandering around the island for a bit and finally finding my fun treehouse hotel, it ends up that this is def not a place I want to stay an hour let alone a night or 3. If I wanted to spend approx $150+ a night I coulda stayed on the West beach and at a swanky hotel, however I had picked the East beach, which had a...

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Nov 10, 2009 - been busy

Wow we have been so busy and we’ve been having so much fun!!! Last Thursday (Nov 5th) we went on a self paddle kayaking tour in Phang-Nga bay. It was full of huge limestone cliffs that jet out of the water. Each island housed a series of caves that lead to various lagoons. We kayaked into two caves that opened up to hidden lagoons in the middle of these islands. We also had to walk through a couple caves to get into the lagoon. Ahhh it was so much fun. It was a very interesting and fun day! My favorite moment was when we were walking thigh...

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May 17, 2009 - Railee

Railee came up on our radar after bumping into Chis and Jess in Ko Tao, so after leaving Ko Phan Gan we decided to give Ko Samui as miss and had straight over to see what Railee had to offer. En route we met Celia and Janine (both South African) and Mat who hails from Ireland, who happened to be heading in the same direction so the five of us joined up and hung out together for the next 5 days. Climbers love Railee, its climbing is meant to be up there with the best and we occasionally sat back in wonder as thee climbers scaled up the...

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Where's Malcolm?

May 4, 2009 - Railay & Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

We arrived in Krabi and transferred straight to Railay Beach. While we only planned to stay for three days initially we ended up lingering for a full week. Railay is beautiful and a perfect spot to be based while exploring the islands nearby. We spent most of our time soaking up the sun and getting some rest to fight off the flu. We did head out on a couple of cruises to see Koh Phi Phi and Maya Beach (where the movie the Beach was filmed). We considered moving over to stay on other islands but couldn't bring ourselves to leave idyllic...

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Mar 20, 2009 - Petit coin de paradis

Bonjour tout le monde!!! Me revoici et cette fois-ci, j'ai trouvé un petit coin de paradis. En effet, nous avons quitté l'île de Koh Phangan pour nous diriger dans la province de Krabi, le rêve de tous les grimpeurs de la planète. En effet, dans cette province se trouve une péninsule où se trouve le petit village de Ao Ton Sai (que je ne trouve pas dans l'ordi, mais c'est juste 20 minutes au nord de Railay). Ce village peuplé presque entièrement de grimpeurs hippies sur les bords possède un charme particulier. On dirait qu'un vortex de...

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Petit tour d'Asie!!!

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