Jungle Trek Day 1
On the Friday we headed off to the market to get some supplies before setting off to the jungle to start our trek! At the market Simon was showing us round when we stopped at this one vendor who was selling so good old deep fried maggots!! So why not you've got to try them haven't you - they weren't actually too bad they were just pretty salty! As we headed off to the jungle we stopped on the way ar Morhfa falls to ahave a quick swim before carrying on with the rest of the journey into the jungle.
When we got to the jungle we picked up our bags and started the walk towards the first village! We walked about 4 - 5km which took around two hours and this was just a warm up for what was in store for tomorrow! When we made it to the village we had little walk round before learning how to make spring rolls which we then threw down our necks before tea! We had a pretty quiet night as we had a heavy day ahead of us so we just got a fire set up and tried to warm up a bit as it was pretty cold at night!
The village wasn't to bad to sleep in however we were woken up every hour after about 3 by the flippin' Roosters, shame none of us could find a gun!!!!
Jungle Trek Day 2
On the second day we had to be up fairly early as we had a 15K walk ahead of us! The walk wasn't actually as bad as we thought it would be there was onloy a few difficult bits going uphill which really killed us! The views were pretty good as well but we didn't see any snakes or anything like that which for some reason i was actually quiet disapointed about! Wer also tried a while olive which was absolutely disgusting it was really sour an you had to drink water after it to make it sweet, but it still tasted terrible!!! After the walk we arrived at the elephant camp! When we first got there, there was two elephants with a baby which was crazy ! As we got close to them it decided it wanted to play which involved him charging at Simon until he pushed he over, it was hilarious to watch! We had something to eat there where we watched some of the locals eating a squirrel, that was pretty crazy i've got a picture of it somewhere so i'll try an put it up soon!
After lunch it was time for the the elephant ride which was quality - the only problem was i lost the coin toss an got stuck with Karrie so the conversation wasn't exactly flowing!! We was on the elephant foir about an hour an half until we got to the vilolage we were stopping in over night! After a quick freshen up we headed out to have a game of footy with the locals, so of um were pretty good players an there was this one kid who looked about 12, who was the spitting image of Ruffio from Hook (the peter pan film), we later found out he was actually 18 haha! On the night we had a few bottles of our good friend Sang som an started to play drinking games! The second one we played 'ping, pong' pang' involved getting a line of charcoal on your face when you made a mistake! Shelley was terrible at it so her face was covered lol! After that we moved on to a third game which involved pointing at each other and if you point at the same person who pointed at you, you were out! However this was one game you didn't want to win an i was the one to find out why when i was the last one left in. Before i had chance to think Simon had jumped on me an covered my whole face in black charcoal, got some good pics of it on Simons camera which i'll get from him soon! We ended up covering everyone elses face after an it was a right pain to get off, it probably took half hour to wash and it still wern't off! After we were all cleaned up we finished off the booze an hit the sack!
Jungle Trek Day 3
Day three was bamboo rafting time! We got up early an set off to get on our rafts! We had two rafts an the lads had to gon on the back to help steer etc! It was pretty easy going for the first two hours however i still managed to take me an jacob out completely! Were sailing along and coming to a low tree and were being told to steer right then duck under the tree .. pretty straight forward you'd think!!! Oh no, no for me ... my bamboo poll gets jamed in the ground so i can't move it out before we have to duck under the tree so it smacks straight off the tree taking me out then an I went an took Jacob out!!! Just imagine a dog going through a door with a stick thats too big!!!
We stopped half way before carrying on and no one fell in the rest of the way .. apart from me ... but i didn't just do it once i did it three times :) The 1st time wasn't my fault i was at the back an the raft was turning over so i was completely stuffed, i was just trying to cling on!
The second time everyone thought it was hillarious as we were only floating slowly, but my flip flop got stuck an i went flying backwards, we were going that slow they thought i'd jumped in at 1st!
An the final time we start going down some pretty fast rapids an i'm at the back again and all i see is the back end of the raft swinging straight towards this rock - you do the math, i thought i was superman!!
After the rafting which lasted about 4 hours our trek was over and we headed back to the hotel to freshen up and just chill out! On the night we went for something to eat then all went for an hour long foot massage - at first we nearly walked into what Simon likes to call the happy ending massage parlours which would of been interesting! The massage was superb and we then decided to try out the thai nightlife! So we get to this club about 11 which is completely dead so plan B kicks in - hotel and sang som! After a few games of cards an drinks i find a truth or dare app for my fone which we download an start playing, it was a pretty heavy game lets just say at one point i was completely starkers lol! After we finish the two bottles simon staggers off to bed an theres just me shelley, jacob and erikka left so we get simon to get use some cans of singha from his room! A few ours later and we are all completely hammered an me an Jacob end up picking Shelley up and just throwing her fully clothed in the pool! After about 10 mins the hotel porter comes out and says maybe we should go to bed lol - definately a good suggestion haha!
So that was the jungle trek, i'm bored off typing now so i'll fill you in on the rest at a later date, so bye for now!