Thai-Burma Jungle

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Home Phu Toey Resort

Sorry for the delay in postings - but we have a good excuse. We have been literally in the JUNGLE for the past few days.

Mano, myself and our friend "Poj" had been vegetating in the sunshine of the beaches south of Bangkok for a few days, when we decided to head a different direction: West... to the border with Burma! We took a combination of train, bus and songteaw to the border checkpoint between Burma and Thailand, about 50 miles West of Kanchanaburi. Here, we went far beyond the tourist throngs, and into a VERY dense tropical rainforest.

"Home Phu Toey" - a rugged, yet stunningly beautiful resort oasis, is set high on a cliff overlooking the murky and mysterious River Kwae Noi, meandering some 100 feet below. Each night we sat on our mountain perch, and drank cool beer as we watched the bats swarm around the lights of our bungalow. The frogs and locusts lulled us to sleep, and roosters woke us at dawn each morning.

But before you worry too much about us "roughing it" and being unsafe, we should point out that this is a LUXURY retreat in the middle of the jungle. Our teak cabin also had air conditioning, hot water - and satellite TV! And the ever-attentive staff made sure that we were always well-fed - with 4 full meals each day!

It was an "exotic" adventure to be sure. But along with our mosquito bites and memories, we also return with very full bellies!

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Home Phu Toey Resort
Home Phu Toey Resort
Home Phu Toey Resort
Home Phu Toey Resort
Stickbug or Walking Stick
"Stickbug" or "Walking Stick"
Home Phu Toey Resort
Home Phu Toey Resort
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