An impending jungle trek…

9 Jul

This won’t be winning any awards for the best website design any time soon, but it does provide quite an exciting insight for the next few days in the Liz and Becky Thailand adventure. After some incredible experiences cuddling tigers, kissing pythons and getting hugged by elephant trunks yesterday, we’re heading off with a company called Buddy Tours on a three day, two night jungle trek… type thing.

The map above displays our route. Keep in mind that the temperature here in Chiang Mai is a suffocating 35 degrees, and it’s staggeringly humid too. If we don’t crumble at the first hot an sweaty hurdle it’ll be a miracle; there’s A LOT of walking involved here. But hey, we might lose a few pounds. And that’s never a bad thing.

We’re getting picked up tomorrow and driven to a waterfall, then we’ll do more walking and camp at an overnight grassy spot, which is called a lodge but looks more like a garden shed with some blankets in it. Hmmm. Anyway, the next day we get to go to a village populated by the Karen Long Neck tribe… well, a tourist version of one anyway. These are the people who wear bangles round their necks. Intriguing. I have lots of questions for these people. Can they only eat long and thin things that fit in their pipes, and if so, where do they buy their spaghetti when they live in the middle of nowhere?

After that we get to ride elephants and go bamboo rafting and hopefully stay alive in the heat long enough to get back to Chiang Mai. It’s very touristy here but I think it’s an easier place than Bangkok. Still gotta go back there to start my Intrepid tour on the 17th though. Looking forward to that. I know it’s gonna involve even more suffocating heat and even MORE sleeping in sheds, but hey, “it’s all an experience, isn’t it.”

 

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