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Long Time No See

THAILAND | Saturday, 2 November 2013 | Views [467]

So it's been a really long time since we've blogged but I guess it's since we've been having too much fun :) ...and also probably since we haven't had wifi in about a week...so here's a recap of our lives in Ton Sai (even though I just posted the other 2 posts minutes ago but I wanted to put the maps.....) :

As soon as we got to Ton Sai, it started raining and we were miserably roaming the "island" (I call it an island because it is unreachable by road, but it's technically a peninsula...) looking for a place to stay that was in our price range (aka Dustin's seeing as Hila and I would have been totally okay spending way more for a better place haha).  We eventually gave up for a little and hung out at a coffee shop up the road where we were molested by mosquitos, but had some fantastic Chai tea and chatted with some longer term backpackers.  

Feeling restless, Hila and I took off to find some place to stay for cheap and we found some concrete bungalows. I'm getting really annoyed with typing on my phone so I'm sorry but I'm going to wrap this up in bullet points from now on since there's a lot to cover haha

October 29:

- beginner rock climbing course (made it to the top and snapped some cool pics)

- tried again with some expert friends later on, made more friends!  Including a pro skydiver/base jumper who I'll be hunting down for a skydiving endeavor when I get back to the states :)

 

October 30:

Went kayaking FOREVER and climbed the biggest, probably most dangerous muddy cliff ever to the Railey Viewpoint (that was not really worth it...) but we got an intense workout haha

 

October 31:

Our friends Will and Jake took us rock climbing again around the island, and then 4pm was a little island competition held by the Australians - called 
Thong-a-thon (because Aussies call flip flops "thongs" - where teams of 3 went racing around to find as many flip flops as possible, but of course our team didnt feel like running so we sat and drank beer instead :) 

 

November 1:

We left the island, and apparently a bunch of other long termers did as well because it was the first official day of the High Season and tourists were coming meaning prices were raised.  Ironically, we were sad to go and miss all our friends already unlike our first day when we were miserable without electricity, hot water, and wifi (oh did I forget to mention that we didn't have any of those the entire time) and we were confused as to how people could stay there for so long (we had intended to leave bythe 30th). 

Nov 2:

Now we're back in Ao Nang until tomorrow when we will be catching the bus up to our next stop: Khao Sok, a national park where we plan to hang out for a couple days on our way up to Koh Tao where I'll be getting my diving certification! 

 

I'll try to write again soon! :D

 

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