Apr 29

||| THAILAND ||| TON SAI |||

by in South East Asia


The first time I came here was in 1996. It was quite pristine and undeveloped back then. I was traveling for a month with my older sister, and came across Ton Sai beach 3 weeks into the trip. When we were walking along the sand, I looked up at the limestone walls (had no idea they were limestone then) and saw a couple of bodies scaling the wall. I actually, in my life, had never seen this before.

10 years later, after wanting to do what those people were doing, and learning how, I made a point of returning to the place of inspiration. Before I returned, I had taken baby steps to learn how to scale the rocks….

I'm safe. Look at that rope attached to me!

I returned.

I got off the plane 10 years later, then hopped on a bus,  and when I got off two guys came up to me, and TOLD me like messengers from cupid, to GO to TON SAI. It seemed strange at the time, as I was going to go to Riley Beach – next to it, but alas they persuaded me to change my route convincing me that the Fire Party that was going on there would be amazing. Sounded pretty spectacular to me! Sign me up!

I arrived to TON SAI. Checked into a bungalow, and took 100 steps back down to the beach. As I sat at the Freedom Bar for sunset,  men were finishing their climbing for the day and taking tables around me. It didn’t take long before the lot of them ended up inviting me to sit with them.

As the evening went on, I was making good conversation, and happy to be back to this magical place that I remembered. At 8:30pm, the night had come to full darkness, and the stars were popping out one by one. BUT the biggest star to shine, was about to fall out of the sky and land next to me.

Tim jumping during the day.

It was a Friday night in Febuary 2006. And my future husband fell out of the sky and landed beside me. Pretty cool eh!

Follow your dreams, be open, and if you haven’t found love yet, hopefully when it arrives it comes with a sweeping and GRAND entrance…just to make sure that you DON’T miss it.

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2 Responses to “||| THAILAND ||| TON SAI |||”

  1. From Chris Fox:

    Lovely story, I was that guy that asked you to come join us.

    Posted on September 7, 2011 at 9:41 pm #
    • From Katie:

      Hey Chris! I totally remember. You were the guy indeed who asked my lonely self to join you guys. Cool! Glad you checked out this story. Now you know the rest of the story! Ha!
      How are you and what are you up to? Hope life is treating you well?
      — Katie 😉

      Posted on September 13, 2011 at 1:04 am #

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