Days left in Singapore: 11
Days left until arrival in the Queen City: 18
So you've heard of this place before, as it's where Cuz and Elizabeth went with Muffin in October. They were very much on the "adventurer's tour," and as I was in Jenny's keeping for this one (considering that I'd done ZERO planning), the plan was to pretty much rinse-repeat their escapades, as well as at a few other outdoorsy activities. We were traveling on my birthday, and I received two AMAZING presents: 1) aisle seats on Tiger, and 2) I FINISHED NOBLE HOUSE, BABY!!!!!! Seriously, that book (all 1284 HUGE pages of it in about .4 font) was absolutely SPECTACULAR, but it took me over a month to read. Needless to say that I can't wait to jump into Whirlwind (Book 5 of the Asia saga), but I'm taking some time off between Clavell novels, as the next one is even LONGER than Noble House. But hey - it is fiction that you can get lost in, which is excellent for a guy with a 14 hour flight coming up.
|The arrival in Krabi - and I just realized there's a Norwegian|
kid about to strip naked and pee in the water. AWESOME.
Upon arrival at the airport we took a 45 minute van ride (the vehicle looked TOTALLY like one of the "karaoke-lady boy" mobiles, except, well, minus the lady boys. Hitman - I didn't see shim anywhere, probably because he was off somewhere pining for you...) down to the pier, where we then hopped a long tail boat (the traditional water taxi of Thailand, so named because of the reDONKulously long steering pole for the outboard motor) and began the trek around the head and over to Railay Beach. The journey was short (about 20 minutes), but it was BREATHTAKING.
|Check out my tan, buff Muffin Puffin saying "Welcome to|
the gun show...and to Last Bar."
|And whilst I might not be as buff as my better|
half, I can sure eat like Arnold Schwarzenegger.
|Muffin Puffin suited up and ready for the kayak ride!|
|If you didn't know better, you'd think I was just chillin' in |
this photo. The truth? I was just smiling because I didn't
have to paddle for the next 30 seconds. Although, I must
confess - splitting these 2 islands in a kayak was AWESOME.
|Team Taylor - the new faces of REI.|
|What do you mean we have to paddle back?|
|I mean...I just...can I say...no, sorry. Can't do it without making|
a wise crack. Move on.
We then hopped in the water for a swim out to one of the nearby islands (which was incredible) before heading back to the palace and showering. It was then back to Railay quickly for what turned out to be one of THE BEST sunsets we saw in Thailand before making a second appearance at (where else? You'll notice a theme) Last Bar, where we AGAIN had the Barracuda (as well as about 3 other dishes). It should be notied that this was an AFD, and Team Taylor was PASSED OUT by 8:30 back in the room.
We'll pick up with more Railay action tomorrow, but the Bull's got some more packing to do, and so duty calls.
Okay, that's all the news that's fit to print. Chat tomorrow!
Sam and (safely down in Mumbai, most likely sipping a drink at Leopold's with Linbaba and Didier as we speak, and apparently in a PALACE in Colaba) Jenny (and Cath)