Krabi and Khao Sok
Surat Thani Travel Blog› entry 6 of 11 › view all entries
December 23rd, 2005 – by: Clarafina
Well have had a very busy few days in Thailand so far, where we eventually made it after 15 HOURS in a minivan - the flooding was very widespread so we had to attempt several border crossings before we found one that was open. Since then they have all been closed so we were really lucky to get through. There is a LOT of damage - many people have lost their homes which is really sad and in some places the water along the highway was really deep (we drove through it but lots of people with lower cars couldn't get through).
Krabi was fantastic. We spent a full day snorkelling and going out to the islands etc which was a ton of fun. That night my stomach ache intensified however to the extent that I woke up on the bathroom floor in the morning and was taken to the emergency ward of the Krabi Hospital.
After leaving Krabi we headed to Khao Sok National Park. This was really stunning but I did get a little bit freaked (not so much as my poor English friend Kelly though!). My hut was beside a stream at the edge of a tropical jungle and during the night all kinds of animals would be bouncing around my roof; monkeys etc. One stole my bar of soap from the bathroom!
The second day after arriving in the national park all of us went on an elephant ride. This was a fantastic experience and one I won't forget in a hurry.
Today we went on a walk around the national park with a guy called Mr Porn (!) who showed us more cool animals and we also visited a Buddhist Temple where we saw a dead monk (died 15 years ago!) in his coffin. This was pretty cool but a bit weird - rather like seeing the unwrapped mummies in the Louvre in Paris.
Thankyou once again for all your emails, I'm sorry I don't have time to reply to them all but I'm about to board a sleeper train (15hrs, argh!) from Surat Thani to Bangkok. MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone wherever you are in the world, I'd love to see you all but shall think of you all having your different festivities instead.
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