I stayed at Sinbi Muay Thai training kickboxing winter 2007. I really enjoyed my time there – all though it was togh training twice a day. The area was quiet, nice and not crowded with people everywhere – as long as you stayed away from Kata and Patong. The trainers were great, and fun listening to. Aaaauuuwheeeeeee! BREEEAAAAK – ten pushups! (the first time we thougt “What? He said break!” – but break means pushups or situps). NO – *smack*. Wait wait wait wait – begin begin begin begin! No, wait – togetha!
I even got used to getting up at six in the morning and start warming up at 6:45. I know that most of you guys who know me won´t believe it, but I actually preferred morning training from the afternoon session. I guess this touch of being a morning riser will get passed when I get home to darkness and snow and are going to work in stead of to training and to the beach. Other things that feels naturally that I hope I will put aside when I get home is smellytesting my clothes to cheque if I can use it just one more time before I wash it in cold water, have cold water showers three times a day and having a towel that smells worse than the clothes not passing my smellytest.
When not training we mostly spent the breaks at the beach, we rented scooters so we could get around. At evenings we had some food in one of the restaurants around, had a thai massage – and felt like getting to bed around nine or ten.
Here is my stay in Sinbi in photos.
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