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Deep Water Soloing: Climbing Without Ropes - Thailand

in Climbing, Thailand

By Matthew Karsten My forearms were burning. Sweat streamed into my eyes. There were no safety ropes. Suddenly I lost my grip on the rock and plummeted 35 feet off a cliff.

Railay Beach, Thailand

South Africa

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Rock Climbing Limestone Cliffs At Railay Beach - Thailand

in Climbing, Thailand

By Matthew Karsten Giant pillars of karst limestone protrude into the sky around Railay Beach, home to some of the best rock climbing in the world. Even the monkeys love this place

Railay Beach, Thailand

South Africa

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Possessed By Tattoos: Sak Yant Wai Kru Festival, Thailand

in Thailand

By Matthew Karsten Hordes of screaming men possessed by their magic Sak Yant tattoos run wildly towards a shrine, crashing into the human shield of soldiers protecting it. Welcome to Thailand’s bizarre Wai Kru Festival.


South Africa

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Ghost Tower: Climbing Bangkok’s Abandoned Skyscraper - Thailand

in Climbing, Thailand

By Matthew Karsten The skyscraper’s 43rd floor is the most haunted of them all. Treading carefully over piles of debris, I pick my way through musty darkness praying I won’t vanish into a hole.

266/14-15, Soi Siam Square 3, Rama 1 Road, Pathumw

South Africa

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Memorable Adventures With Locals In Thailand

in Thailand

By Matthew Karsten My most memorable travel experiences usually involve interacting with locals in the country I’m visiting. That’s exactly what happened traveling in Thailand.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

South Africa

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