Thursday, August 12, 2010

Waterfalling in Thailand - Part 1

I arrived in Bangkok Airport after 28 hours of traveling stoked to find Josh and Lou were there waiting for me. My bags all arrived soon after - a bit of a rarity seeing as the airlines lost Josh's paddles and all of Tyler's bags. This set the tone for the first week of our trip, kayaking in Thailand is not super easy. Park rangers, crocodiles, tigers and leeches are just a few things you have to contend with. On the upside the food is awesome if you can figure out how to order it (kow pat moo or fried rice is a winner) the locals are friendly (once you've convinced them you're not going to hurt yourself they love it) and the accommodation is cheap (about $4NZD to stay in a hotel). Tyler on our first Thai river - Than Tip

Friendly locals (p. Tyler Fox)

Josh firing up Si Dit Nam Tok first

Tyler testing the depth

Lou flying (p. Josh Neilson)

I love water falling! (p. Josh Neilson)

Josh with his fan club - they were so worried that this crazy tourist was paddling off their waterfall and so stoked when they saw he was fine

Some locals

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