Adventures living as expats.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Khao Sok, Thailand

We ventured to Khao Sok National Park for the 3rd stop on our Thailand adventure. Although the tropical rainforest is much different than the Oregon forest, being around so many trees and animals felt like home away from home. We escaped the crowds of Khao Lak and exchanged monkeys, birds, frogs, and squirrels for company. We stayed in a cozy little treehouse and woke up to the forest sounds every morning. First we went to the beautiful Cheow Lan Lake which has huge rock formations jetting up from the water. Apparently these were made from coral millions of years ago when the area was underwater.

We swam and had lunch at these boat houses
Our taxi for the day, longtail boat
Cave exploring!
Large cave entrance
Another amazing sunset
The next day we signed up for elephant trekking. It was so bumpy and we were both holding on really tight! Jeff had a pained expression the entire ride.

Our elephant - Selpon
I talked Jeff into another cooking class where we learned tom kha gai, chicken stir fried with cashews, and mussaman curry. We were so stuffed afterwards!

9 days can really fly by in Thailand. We'll spend our last 2 days on the small, quiet island of Ko Yao Noi in Phang Nga Bay.


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