Plubpla Koh Mak Retreat
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Travel Blogs from Koh Mak
... through the jungle with a barefoot thai man vaguely guiding it with a stick. Our elephant was quite independent and frequently chose a different more challenging pathway to the other elephants! We settled into a rhythm and slopes that had seemed daunting at the start became the norm. We all got off at a river opening where the elephants had a bath. We sat on their necks whilst they did this in the very cold water, their trunks spurted us with water and ...
... much. We continued on to the nearest pier we could get to, this was better for us than had hoped. Once we were dropped off we took our bags and started circling each other trying to get our bearings. We worked out that we would no longer have to trek across the island to find our bungalow as we were right next to it. No more than 300meters away. The only thing that stood between us and the place we were staying was a very very muddy track. Not the normal mud ...
Brian's decided to sign up for a 3 day diving package, so I've gone off to do some cooking. I love Thai food and actually cook it quite frequently (especially after I found the Thai supermarket on Dalry Road). It seems quite simple to cook, but I just wanted another little insight.
When I arrived, I found that I was the only student! A plus for arriving a bit before the busy season I guess. I could choose from ...
... the distance. The lighting
that accompanies the noise is absolutely beautiful but quite scary too. Our
little hut lights up as if an alien beam of white light is being shone through
all of the windows! The flashes aren’t really flashes because that implies a
quick zap of light…The lightening almost happens in slow motion! The bolts of
light from the sky only last a few seconds but the light around you from other
unseen bolts last much longer! ...
... had a couple of Chang beer. Eventually got on and had an hour's ride to the terminal on Koh Chang. Then caught another overfull shared taxi, with Brad literally hanging out the back.
We were dropped off in the middle of the White Sands area and checked out about 5 places before deciding on the Ban Thai for 650B per night. Decent place with aircon, cable and wifi.
Relaxed in our rooms while it rained. Went back out after the ...