Thailand: Farewell Railay

Sadly it’s almost time for us to leave Railay and tomorrow we will fly to Bangkok where we’ll finish up our time in Thailand and spend a couple of days preparing for Myanmar.

We haven’t really done a huge amount since the last blog. It’s been a very relaxing time indeed.

Where we are in the rainforest, we’ve been able to do quite a lot of wildlife watching. There have been 2 kinds of monkeys, lots of tiny birds, a humming bird, a snake, lizards, a water monitor, butterflies, fish leaping out of the water, a bright green jumping spider, bats and frogs.

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A very naughty monkey near Phranang Beach

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Thailand: Beautiful Beaches & Poison Poultry

So we’ve been off to a bit of a rocky start. After spending 3 days getting to Railay I very quickly ended up with food poisoning, as seems to be tradition for me in Thailand. It started at about 8pm on New Years Eve when I felt a bit off colour and thought I needed a lie down. I’ll spare you the gory details but to say that over the next 36 hours or so my body did what it felt it needed to do to get rid of the poison.

The prime suspect is some chicken that I had eaten around 24 hours before it started. In hindsight, why had I eaten meat here? Whilst Railay is technically mainland, it is cut off by cliffs and thick forest. There is no farming here so meat products need to be transported here by boat. We’re not talking commercial, refrigerated boat either, but open, wooden, ‘longtail’ boat, as pictured below.

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Phranang Beach

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