9.8.07 - 9.15.07
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The first week at Rawai Muay Thai has been fantastic. The day after I arrived, I visited Bangla stadium in Patong with Wat. Three guys from our gym (two foreigners and one trainer) competed and won their matches.
We’ve had pretty nice weather most of the week with only a few showers in the last few days. I’ve met a ton of great people from Dubai, UK, Canada, Sweden, and Singapore to name a few countries. Some of the guys showed me how to get to Nai Harn Beach, which is about 10 minutes away from camp by motorbike. You can rent a lounge chair and umbrella for 100 baht. Not many tourists and one of the cleanest from what I’ve been told.
And as expected, I’ve gotten pretty banged up. Mostly huge blisters on my feet from training on concrete and carpet (no nice mats like in the US). And of course the shin conditioning - bruises on top of bruises sprinkled with a few mosquito bites to make them itch. I’ll spare all of you the photos. I’m basically trying to work through the bruises while taping up my feet until they heal. Going to Bangkok this weekend to run some errands and hang out with my cousin. The break should give me some time rest – probably get a couple massages in as well.