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Published: January 31st 2014
We’ve now moved to Railay, a peninsular on the mainland that’s completely cut off by tall limestone Karsts meaning the only access is by boat.
The tall limestone karsts make it a haven for rock climbers but we’re not here for that, it’s the spectacular scenery we’ve come for. There are also two beautiful beaches. We chose a bungalow resort built high up amongst the karsts. The bungalows were set in a tropical garden each with a huge veranda. We were ready to put down roots for a while and this seemed the perfect place to do so. It’s very serene up here, the only noises we hear as we wake up each day are the cockerels crowing, the monkeys hooting and the geckos making their kind of clicking noise. One morning as I sat on the veranda a chipmunk came to visit, the only noise he made was a rustling in the vegetation.
We’ve been spending lazy days on the beach and snorkelling around the rock alternating with walks along the many nature trails and also exploring the caves in the limestone karsts.
Evening can be a quiet meal in a laid-back restaurant
or time spent watching a guitar vocalist while dining out on a Thai curry or similar. There’s also a collection of bars on the pathway between West beach and East beach so there’s no shortage of places to go at night
We plan to stay here until Monday when Chinese New Year has finished as moving to new places during that time can be a problem as everywhere is so busy.
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