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Travel Lesson 7 – barefoot climbing

Never go barefoot when rock climbing. Rock climbing shoes exist for a reason.  That is to make sure you do not cut your precious feet on razor sharp rocks. I didn’t want to pay for the full day excursion of deep water soloing firstly because I wasn’t comfortable with my climbing ability (I had only … Continue reading

Travel Lesson 6 – overnight cash withdrawals

Always carry valuables including cash on you during all overnight transport.  Even if you think it is safe in a hidden compartment in your combination locked back. From Krabi to Chiang Mai, 2 bus rides later: My bag still locked, my secret compartment still zipped up, my cash wallet lay inside, unzipped and coins scattered … Continue reading