After leaving Bangkok we took a short flight with AirAsia down to Krabi in the southern part of Thailand. After a bus ride and a long-tail boat trip we arrived at TonSai Beach in the Rai Leh (Railay) Area. We were greeted with spectacular scenery; towering limestone cliffs, lush jungle and turquoise sea. We had a couple of days to chill out in Tonsai which is a backpackers beach with a few laid back restaurants/bars and relaxed accommodation. It was then on to the climbing course. We had a fantastic three days scaling the limestone cliffs on a variety of bolted roots. Our instructor despite being only about 4' 10" was a great climber and a good teacher too. By the end of the course we were leading multi-pitch climbs and had learnt an amazing amount about the safe use of all the equipment, knots, belaying, rapelling etc. We're looking forward to putting it all into practice again back in the UK.
After the climbing we had a great day cruising round the bays in a canoe, we found our way through a few limestone sea caves at the bottom of cliffs and stopped off at some great beaches. The next day we were off to the island of Koh Phi Phi!