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Wrapping up the year - Jungle Style

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Time to get into the park! We’re up and going before 9am, enjoying a breakfast of Nescafe coffee and donuts on our way into the jungle. What we thought would be an hour or two of hiking turned into an all day adventure – the park’s map was a little off. Luckily there was a park headquarters halfway in, so we were able to get water and snacks like fried snap peas and strange garlic/butter flavored crackers. Our destination was a 100 ft tall waterfall, which required serious bouldering and crossing a fairly deep section of the river. It was worth it – see photo. The water was freezing but we were a sweaty mess, so the cool down was great. On our way out we missed the wild elephants we were hoping to see, but did get to see the trampled bamboo they left in their wake. We also enjoyed lots of birds chirping, bugs chattering and lizards scrambling around, though Rachel was feeling pretty tired and itchy by the end. Too wiped for much else, we cleaned up back in our tree house and then headed to New Year’s Eve dinner – but where to go? We had no idea, so ended up at a restaurant just down the road from our jungle hut, Thai Herb, which was actually quite good. For the first time either of us can remember, we did not stay up for midnight! We must be getting old…

Posted by ladierae 06:32 Archived in Thailand

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