Day Off and trip to Wat Tham Seua
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Wat Tham Seua (also known as Tiger Temple Cave) is an active Buddhist monastery just to the north of Krabi. Located at the base of one of the karst formations, the temple welcomes visitors to the grounds, and especially to the stupa and buddha located at the top of the large karst formation. Lee, Matt, Andrea, and I decided to make the trip over there today on our day off. Of course the best way to experience the temple is by watching the sunrise from the top, which makes for a very early day indeed.
Our morning started around 4:30 AM. At 4:45 or so, we left by motorbike for the temple. The trip over took about 25 minutes via mostly empty roads at this ridiculous hour of the morning.
It was still pitch black and absolutely peaceful at the top around 6 AM or so. We sipped some water, rested and recovered from the endeavour.
Back at ground level, we walked over to the Tiger Cave itself where the monks were meeting. There were some people wandering inside so we did as well, to the sounds of the monks chanting in prayer. Nobody came to remove us so we lingered for a bit before heading back to the bikes to go down to Krabi for breakfast. We found a good place in town to get some fried eggs, bacon, toast, muffins, and a Thai speciality, the fruit smoothie. Breakfast devoured we returned to the house.
Not much happened the rest of the day. But by the end of the day I had joined a growing cadre of people feeling nauseous, feverish, and downright ill. I crashed at 7:00 PM unsure whether I'd be joining the diving trip on the next day.