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Travel Blogs from Chantaburi
Written by Neal
I am not responsible for the consequences if you read this while hungry.
Yvonne & I often say that it’s hard to get a bad meal in Thailand. No matter where we eat, we like the food. The pad thai at the food court in Robinson’s Dep’t Store, next to our apt. building in Bangkok, is so good I had …
... no restaurants to speak of in the area, so we go back to the resort and have dinner. We have gigantic prawns for starters, which are so meaty. We are a bit greedy and we also have a coconut chicken soup dish, pork larb (mince meat salad thing, from Laos) and chicken with cashews. We are totally stuffed but it was delicious, it all gets washed down with some Chang beer.
We Skype my dad to continue travel ...
... surrounding area. We stopped by a mangrove forest and learned much about its importance in maintaining the natural ecology of the area - their destruction in other coastal areas of Thailand also resulted in a more destructive impact of the cataclysmic tsunami several years ago. We also stopped by a fisheries research facility where we saw sharks, sea turtles, oysters, shrimp larvae (well, at least that's what I was told since all I could ...
... of cucumbers and tomatoes dressed
with sesame seeds and lime juice, maybe some rice and a Coca-Cola if we
are at a restaurant.
It's always hard to get moving again after lunch, specially if we've found a place to hang the hammocks for a siesta!
We roll by 3pm ...
... we both lost about half a stone each - RESULT!!
We also learnt how to make soya milk from soy beans, that if you leave dried beans soak in water overnight and then let them stand on a sieve they will actually sprout (!!!!) and also how to make medicinal capsules from the tree that cures all ailments - the Neem tree. It was amazing!
One of the most thrilling things I saw was a giant gecko, (think 40 cm long at least) hunt down a giant cockroach. ...