When I thought of coming to Thailand, Railay is what I pictured, though I didn't have the name for it yet. Two-and-a-bit months after arriving, I got there.
Atmospheric bungalow, complete with mosquito netting in Ao Nang, where we stayed on Friday night.
longtail boats at the beach in Ao Nang, waiting to take travellers to Railay
close-up of the longtails
West Railay Beach. Railay is popular with rock climbers, and you can see why.
monkeys eating bananas
Me with scenery.
Can you imagine growing up here, with this as your "normal"?
Mudflats and mangroves on East Railay.
Enjoying the patio at Ya Ya's. Matt from Australia, Mike from Denmark, and Simon, my UVIC partner in crime. Or I suppose it's law. Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference.
It's a cat's life.
Cats and dogs have it tough in Thailand. It was nice to see this feline enjoying itself.
Grilled corn on the beach. You could also buy jewelry, beer, massages, and pedicures.
Blue, blue, blue.
Apparently some scenes from "The Man With the Golden Gun" were shot around here.
More gratuitous beauty.