Maneechan Resort & Hotel
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... 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 ...
... without a roof for a few years. By the end of the morning we'd be totally covered in dust, our clothes drenched with sweat, our hearts, or rather my heart beating 10 times faster thanks to the giant spiders lurking around. But, my oh my, very few things are as satisfying as manual labour! We felt so proud of our sparkling, newly scraped block of loos. I really wish we'd taken a before and after shot! The physical work, coupled with the simple vegetarian food we were eating ...
Chanthaburi get's the title "City of Gems" from the fact that around 70% of all precious stones sold in Thailand, come from the mines in Chanthaburi province. Within the town are Gems dealers and show rooms all over the place and it even has a road named "Gems road" where most of these dealers and show rooms reside. Chanthaburi is also very proud of it's provincial emblem which is a full moon with a rabbit inside and everywhere you go you see this emblem ...