Rock Climbing Limestone Cliffs At Railay Beach

Rock Climbing Limestone Cliffs At Railay Beach

Giant pillars of karst limestone protrude into the sky around Railay Beach, home to some of the best rock climbing in the world. Even the monkeys love it.

Possessed By Tattoos: Sak Yant Wai Kru Festival

Possessed By Tattoos: Sak Yant Wai Kru Festival

Hordes of screaming men possessed by their magic Sak Yant tattoos run wildly towards a shrine, crashing into the human shield of soldiers protecting it.

Thai Long-Tail Boat

Thai Long-Tail Boat

Southern Thailand is famous for its wooden long-tail boats, also called Ruea Hang Yao. They are powered by car engines.

Vampire Kitty

Vampire Kitty

Hidden on the shores of southern Thailand you can find a jungle beach teeming with kittens. It’s called Tonsai.

Why You Shouldn’t Ride Elephants In Thailand

Why You Shouldn’t Ride Elephants In Thailand

Everyone wants to ride elephants in Thailand. Including me. That was until I spent the day at an elephant sanctuary and learned the disturbing truth about this popular activity.

Blessed By A Monk: My Magic Sak Yant Tattoo

Blessed By A Monk: My Magic Sak Yant Tattoo

Over 40 people watched in silence as the monk repeatedly penetrated my flesh like a sewing machine. His needle sent waves of hot searing pain into my back.

Deep Water Soloing: Climbing Without Ropes

Deep Water Soloing: Climbing Without Ropes

My forearms were burning. Sweat streamed into my eyes. There were no safety ropes. Suddenly I lost my grip on the rock and plummeted 35 feet off a cliff.

The Rambutan Lady

After my traditional Thai tattoo session I was craving some fresh fruit. Lucky for me there was a large open-air market next to the temple.