Ha! I made it out of Bangkok! Pretty diificult ride on this over packed 2 storey bus, but I made it in the southern peninsula of Thailand. I stopped in Krabi, and than I took a shuttle to Ao Nang Beach! Ah la plage!!! Last time I was on a beach it was Tuktuyaktuk and I managed to dip a foot for about 33 seconds!
So there’s these long boats with a car engine mounted on a swivel, they’re like taxis. 100B (3$) to get to Ton Sai where I’m going! The ride is about 15 minutes
Yes indeed, oui monsieur, many adventures await for me on Ton Sai.
Ton Sai is on the same island a Rayley. Rayley is like a resort town for tourists. Lots of fancy accomodations, everything looks newer bigger, organized. In Tonsai, it’s quite the opposite. Everything looks like it was built from recycled material, things are cheaper, and its 90% roc climbers that hang out there. And hang out is the word. If your not climbing, your chilling, that’s the rule.
Now I came to Railey with the intention of Rock Climbing obviously. But It’s been over 10 years since I’ve seriously climbed… so my body is really out of climbing shape. And I had to make friends to get some climbing partners. Luckily, Ton Sai is packed with backpackers from all over the world all looking for climbing partners so it wasn’t to hard to get on the rock. what was hard at first, was to stay on it!
With my body adapting to the climbing sport and to the new diet and lifestyle, I realised that it would take me more than just a few climbs to really get into the climbing life.
J’ai eu des journée de grimpe courtes, longues, des journées de congé, de maladie (diurétiques) , heureusement qu’on peut avoir un massage pour 6$ ici, il y a pas de raisons de se priver!
I’ll let you know more about climbing Ton Sai on the next post!
Hope all of you are well,