So, this Monday, we woke up super early, like 5 am, and left our budget hotel in the heart of Surat Thani. Grabbed some sandwiches from 7/11 and, half an hour later, we were inflating our paddleboards by this tiny jungle river. Setting off at dawn? Super emotional and just gorgeous. Yeah, we were a bit scared of crocs and snakes, but that 3-hour journey with coconut trees hanging over the river? Unforgettable.