Diving Mabul, Kapalai, and Sipidan Island – Malaysia, Borneo.

The diving around Mabul and the neighboring islands is fantastic. Fairly healthy coral reefs, not a lot of divers, and big fish. I chose Seahorse Sipidan Scuba to provide my accommodations and diving with. Again (see:previous post) they are fantastic. But since this is about the diving I will mention Ben. He was the dive-master and was…

Khaosan Road/Wat Pho – Last Day in Bangkok

If you stay in one place to long on Khason Road in Bangkok you will certainly miss something. Or possibly the actions may come to you. Khaosan is unique for a lot of reasons. Whether it is the cheap food and endless knock off product stalls, or the lady boys trying to get you to…

Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

The Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is a small market that is located about 15-20 kilometers from Khaosan Road. We opted to go there to get away from the more touristy floating markets. Well it turns on everything I read was true. There were only a handful of travelers passing and the rest of the crowd…

Ayutthaya – Checking Out Some Really Old Wats

Leaving the beach is hard. But onward to Bangkok and all the craziness that is associated with the city. Bangkok is a huge city and like any other city it has a few common characteristics: traffic, pollution, and a lot of people. Taking a cab through the city in the middle of the day was…

Deep Water Soloing – Ao Nang, Thailand

After paddling out to Poda Island and booking on deep water soloing day we were excited to get picked up by Tonsai Basecamp and get climbing. Deep water soloing is rock climbing above deep water without any ropes or equipment. I along with most climbers have never soloed (climbed without gear) before. It is a very…