Welcome to the Jungle!

The highlight of Rob and I’s trip to Khao Sok National Park was getting up close and personal with elephants but to stop there would be an insult to the majestic beauty we encountered along the way. We were able to explore the area several ways: via canoe, speedboat, vintage Burmese junk ship, and by foot. But enough words, I’ll let the photos tell the rest of the story!

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The day we arrived it was pouring rain, but that did not stop us from jumping in a river canoe. The craggy limestone cliffs and fog give the whole scene a Lord of the Rings feel…Am I right?

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We took a speedboat to explore a nearby mangrove where we encountered monkeys, snakes, birds and other wildlife. Also, I’m too cool for a life jacket.

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Thai people greet each other with the ‘wai’ (demonstrated above) which can be used to express respect, gratitude or apologies.

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We took this classic Burmese junk ship right to the mouth of the Andaman sea where we got to picnic and swim on a private island for the afternoon.

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Originally we thought this jellyfish was a pink plastic bag floating in the water. Boy were we wrong! I am still amazed that our ship captain picked it up with his bare hands.

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Our jungle trek included a raft ride! There were tons of fish in the water and they jumped through the little slits of the bamboo when we threw food in the river.

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After our trek, we were led to a small little open hut where we got to participate in a Thai cooking class.

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Roasted pork and chicken grilled over open coals. We also learned to make coconut milk from scratch!

 

 

 

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