Railay, ThailandJuly 19, 2017 in Thailand
Railay is a rock climber's dream destination. While it is attached to Thailand's southern peninsula, it is only accessible by boat because of the sheer limestone cliffs surrounding its white sand beaches.
Whit and I, having rock climbed regularly in New Zealand, were super excited to put our abilities to the test in this Thai paradise. Unfortunately, our bodies had different ideas. On the night that we arrived, I became violently ill and did not leave the room (or its attached bathroom, praise the gods) for the next day either. Then, two nights later and after I had partially recovered, it was Whit's turn for a sleepless night experiencing all of the same symptoms I had suffered. We left Railay the following day exactly how we had expected to leave, aching all over. Sadly this had nothing to do with rock climbing :(Read more