World Trek 2004/2005
Amanda and Josh travel the world in 2004 & 2005!
* Delhi Belly, Peekin' at Bikaner, Agra-vated
* Tai-wan, Tai-pei, and Thai-Lads (I Think)
* Fine China
* Its Chinese to Me!!
* Up the Coast in Vietnam
* Phnom Pehn to Ho Chi Minh
* Angkor Wat? Angkor Whoa!!
* Wowed in Laos
* Know UNESCO?
* Slow Boat on the Mighty Mekong
* Chiang Mai Pad Thai
* Jungle Juice
* Banged Up in Bangkok
* Tied up in Thailand
* To Tha Highlands Laddies!!
* Malaysian Sensation
* Singapore - NOT a bore!
* Bye Bye Bali!
* To the Gilis!!!
* North, East, South - We circle East Bali!
October 13, 2004
Since I know all of you are diligently tracing our movements on your oversized world maps devoted to "Josh and Amanda's I wish I was There Trek" you can now draw a line from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Still having trouble? Instead of risking a train we chose to take an overnight bus. We got to relax and watch the remake of "Psycho" 4 times!! Luckily I had my trusty ear plugs and eyemask to insure I could doze off just enough to drool on my shoulder.
We pulled into Chiang Mai around 6:30am and were taken to a friendly guesthouse where they told us that rooms wouldn't be available until 10am. In the meantime we could listen to a spiel about how great it is to go trekking in the jungle. They seemed friendly enough though anyone offering us a place to sleep seemed like a saint. After we'd payed our deposit a room was suddenly available. Imagine that! After a nap we got to talking with a few other people who'd already done their treks and said it was awesome. Little did I know how awesome it would be. 3 days and 2 nights of trekking in the jungle is right up my alley anyway. We had our group meeting a day later and were off the following morning.
It was fairly hot after lunch which meant it became a choice of braving the mosquitoes or sweating our butts off though I think Tom felt more studly without a shirt!. We weren't back on the trail too long before we stumbled onto another little village where we peeped in on our next form of transport. Elephants! After those big boys got their bath and got over their excitement at being ridden we all jumped on for a ride through the jungle. Of course we were being guided but it still felt amazing to be sitting on the head of an elephant riding through the bush! After switching off the front seat with Amanda we really got to sit back and check out the jungle. Yep. Still looks the same on the back of an elephant! Poor guy. I'm not sure if we were actually heavy to them but they seemed to get pretty thirsty. Then again, we were only on them for an hour or two. Not bad for a days work. It seems that everyone gets to make a buck from the tourists inThailand! After the elephants we hiked another half hour to our second bamboo palace for another long night of fun and stories about the history of Thailand. Zzzzzz Zzzzz Zzzzz.
Any of you guys who have cool pics of trip better send me a few!!
Posted by Josh on October 13, 2004 12:55 PM
Category: Where are we?
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