Thailand Jungle Trekking Day 3

June 14, 2009 · 4 comments

Crossing the bamboo bridge.

Crossing the bamboo bridge.

I remembered to put up my mosquito net last night, but it still didn’t stop the swarm of ants and mosquitoes which landed 82 bites around one of my ankles (yes I counted)!

Another short trek through the jungle, with Dat stopping to give an example of how to set fire to a tree (!) on route, and a quick swim in a scenic river then we crossed a river to the end of our trekking adventure. Smelling considerably worse then when we started!

We got on our trusty Toyota pick up to pose for a photo and head on to the final stage of the trip: bamboo rafting.

Bamboo rafting was great fun, needless to say I didn’t take my camera.

A little swaying left and right was just the beginning and completely flipping over the raft was how we ended it. Random Japanese people (who all seem to wear life vests) kept crashing in front of us causing collisions. We on the other hand just surfed through in style.

The group in the pick-up

The group in the pick-up

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Lorac June 25, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Hey! That looks like a raft that I built as a kid. About the same floating ability!


Adventure Rob June 26, 2009 at 6:16 AM

Probably is, it started falling apart near the end causing Tom to do the splits, at the end they take it apart and drive the bamboo back to the start and put it back together again!


Alex September 20, 2009 at 5:01 AM

Health & Safety eat your heart out!


Miguel Mariscal September 28, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Haha I remember you brits and the single yank out there talking mad shit about those ‘tourists’ on the other rafts with their life jackets. Then me, you, and Tom started to float down river a bit after it was over…remember how friggin hard it was to beat the current. Yeah I wasn’t making fun the those Japanese folks anymore…


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