Week 3 - Trekking
Monday 21st January
i left the brown house today for the big jungle trek. quick stop in tescos for supplies for the week then off into the middle of nowhere thai style. home is no longer remote. the bus trip took nearly 7 hours and i dont think my bum will be the same again!!!on arrival at the national park we ptiched our tents and went for food. got and early night as we have a long days treking tomorrow.
22nd January - Treking
slept supprisingly well in a the tent. we were bung\deled in the pack of pickup trucks and shipped off to the jungle. they dropped us off on a dirt track and said to start wlaking. we had to guides one of which thought himself to be rather funny. the trek took us along the river on pretty rought terraineand very hilly it was quite toucvh at times but also amazing. just walking therough the thick undergrowth. we arrived at our camp point in the afternoon, pitched the tents and restedf till food. in the evening we build a cmap fire. there was an amazing sunset. it was so quiet and peaceful.
23rd Januray - waterfalls and caving
woke up to an amazing sunrise. the mornings trek took us to a waterfall. the trek up was pretty tough involving alot of climbing. not something you d do in the uk without a harness. pretty cool all the same. it was amazing to be showering under something so natural and pretty. in the afternnon we haded for some caves. they were pretty dark and dusty. and some very small holes to squeeze through a little scary. fun al the same. again in the evening we had food and made another fire.
24th January - Lumtophern Dam
Packed up tents and got into pickup trucks for an exciting ride throught the jungle on a very narrow bumpy track with alot of low branches.after 2hrs we arrived at the Lumtophern natural dam. it was big and very prety we wasted no time in jumping in as it was a very hot day. we floated round in inner tubes of tyers and took a ride on the jet ski. this was our last night in tents. in the evening we all par took in kareokee on the lake in a bamboo hunt not sure about the singing but it was a great time.
25th January - Songphonburi hotel
after all that roughing it we had a night in a hotel. it was huge. we went for a wonder round town. in the evening we went to a resturant with a live band who were good although they sang in thai. on arriving back to the hotel we were hungry as the food wasnt great that evening so ordered pizza. it was the best so good after rice for the past few weeks and washed down with chocolate ice cream. mega pig out.