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On Saturday we visited Wat Tham Seua or the 'Tiger Cave Temple' 5km from Krabi town centre - this is a famous meditation centre where around 250 monks and nuns live. A staircase leads all the way to the top of the mountain - totalling 1237 steps. We walked up to the top, which almost killed me, especially as i haven't done any exercise in 3 weeks! Excellent 360" views from the top around the Krabi province...unfortunately the rain clouds swept in in under a few minutes, clouding most of the views. There was a huge golden sitting buddha, other statues and chime bells at the top. Lots of monkeys at the bottom, and stalls with huge buddhas where people could meditate perhaps?
In the afternoon we stopped off in Krabi and saw other falang (foreigners!) for the first time in 3 weeks - it was so exciting! I bought some clothers - tried to bartar with the lady in the shop but she just looked at me like i was stupid so gave up on that.
On Sunday, slightly hung over, we went to nearest beach to Ao Luk - the land is owned by one of our students who invited us for lunch ...lots of lovely sea food, crab, and shrimps, and a massive triangular fish. The owner then took us for a walk into the valley...amazing caves and staligmites/staligtites, huge plants like Jurassic Park! I ended up getting 18 mosquito bites on my back, very painful. Couple of us then went swimming in the sea....I unfortunatley stood on a massive piece of coral....and shreded me toe in about 5 places. Finally went home, where I lay on bed exhausted for the rest of the afternoon. Gill (project leader) then brought out the chocolate cheese cake she had made at the 7 o'clock meeting...we'd all paid 100 baht for a slice (about 1.50) - the ingredients were very expensive because it's 'falang food'.