Road Trippin’: Winging It in Thailand

More free WiFi
More free WiFi

Ok, imagine this, I’m in a remote, sleepy village in Ton Sai, Krabi Thailand. The only way to access this part of this town is by boat. There’s no medic, no cars, no police, and not a care in the world. But, there is WiFi, EVERYWHERE. I was honestly shocked.

I just got back from a two week trip to the other side of the world, over 9,000 miles from Raleigh, NC to Thailand. I went with 3 friends and we backpacked throughout the country. We had the first two nights booked but after that, we planned on winging it. The first full day we were there we got on an overnight bus around 7PM to go down south to the coast. The bus was scheduled to take 15 hours! Miserable. The only thing that prevented me from pulling my hair out was the bus had WiFi! Yeah, no biggie, I was sending Snapchats, messaging friends and family from back home for most of the ride (I couldn’t sleep because my jet lag and sense of time was entirely out of whack)

When we finally arrived (19+ hours later because we hit traffic) to the small coastal town of Ton Sai, Krabi I was amazed to see, you guessed it, all the signs for “Free WiFi.” I can’t quite describe just how small the town is, would it help if I said there is no Wikipedia page (seriously). We immediately checked into a our bungalows which were super rustic. We had to get on a five-step ladder to get up to our bungalow, inside there was unfinished plywood floors, a bed covered by a mosquito net, and an attached outhouse. There was no AC, no hot water, and no power during the day. Like I said: Rustic. Then we started our routine that we would follow for the next 5 days: Eat fresh pineapple and mangoes for breakfast. Go relax by the beach. Eat some ah-may-zing Thai food for lunch. Get an hour massage (for $10). Drink a beer. Get some Thai soup off the street for dinner. (Maybe drink some more). Go to Bed. Repeat.

I won’t go through every detail of the trip, pictures speak louder than words…

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