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Monkeying Around part 2

Railay, Thailand


So I traveled over to Railay beach with the Kiwis. I have to say it might be one of the most stunning beach areas I've been to yet on this trip.

Railay is a very small destination of beaches spreading on both sides of a land strip surrounded by dramatic cliffs. It really is breathtaking. It doesn't take very long to walk around any of it either. The accommodation in Railay is a little more expensive, but the food is really cheap so that helps make up for the price difference of places to stay.

When we arrived on Railay we pulled into the mangrove side of the town. There is not a swimming beach there, but to walk to any of the beaches in Railay it literally takes like 5-10 minutes on really easy paths. When you read about it in the tour books they talk about east and west Railay and it makes it feel like it is a hike to get to the different sides, but it's not at all it's a very quick walk.

What Railay is really known for though is the rock climbing; and with the dramatic cliffs you can easily see why. There's
not a huge night life here, but it was nice to have some time to just unwind. Definitely has the feel of a lover's destination.

We spent our time going snorkeling on the beaches and lying around in the pool at the hotel
. It was very nice to just have some slow time to relax, and because it was so remote and not very populated there were
monkeys that would travel right through the hotel area I was staying at. These monkeys were pretty calm. The ones on Phi Phi were a little ghetto, I think because the tour guides fed them sugar; but these ones here wouldn't try to run up to you and steal stuff which was nice.

I spent my time in Railay just being grateful for the gift that I get to spend in such a beautiful place in the world. It's amazing to not be working every single day, and be able to really just experience this.

I wish I had more to report, but it wasn't an excitement filled trip to Railay; just a very relaxing beautiful time.

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permalink written by  Kirk on October 12, 2012 from Railay, Thailand
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Great summarty of a trip to a wonderous Island desination which I only briefly visited w/o my camera because I was on a day snorkeling trip out of Krabi - thanks for the memories and teh photos, Kirk!

permalink written by  mfreeman on October 14, 2012


Great summarty of a trip to a wonderous Island desination which I only briefly visited w/o my camera because I was on a day snorkeling trip out of Krabi - thanks for the memories and teh photos, Kirk!

permalink written by  mfreeman on October 14, 2012


Great summarty of a trip to a wonderous Island desination which I only briefly visited w/o my camera because I was on a day snorkeling trip out of Krabi - thanks for the memories and teh photos, Kirk!

permalink written by  mfreeman on October 14, 2012


Great summarty of a trip to a wonderous Island desination which I only briefly visited w/o my camera because I was on a day snorkeling trip out of Krabi - thanks for the memories and teh photos, Kirk!

permalink written by  mfreeman on October 14, 2012


Great summarty of a trip to a wonderous Island desination which I only briefly visited w/o my camera because I was on a day snorkeling trip out of Krabi - thanks for the memories and teh photos, Kirk!

permalink written by  mfreeman on October 14, 2012


Great summarty of a trip to a wonderous Island desination which I only briefly visited w/o my camera because I was on a day snorkeling trip out of Krabi - thanks for the memories and teh photos, Kirk!

permalink written by  mfreeman on October 14, 2012

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Hi everyone. My name is Kirk. I'm starting this blog to have somewhat of a living journal as I do a 3 1/2 month trip around southeast Asia.

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