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... in by limestone cliffs. We just had to lay back and enjoy for an hour with only a couple of minor rapids to slide through. Abruptly there was an announcement,
"We stob cobbie" (sic)
In the shelter of a handy cave the guide stoked up the embers of a fire and boiled water in a blackened kettle. Coffee was served in bamboo cups. An hour later drenched in sweat but buoyed by a memorable experience we dived into the Las Orquideas ...
... it was time for the certificates to be presented.
First the teachers, then the volunteers and lastly the children were all photographed individually as they collected their “English Camp” certificates. Sunny made a little speech, the teachers each said something, three children were brought to the front to express their thanks in Thai, Burmese and Mon respectively and then each volunteer had to say a few words. With the possible exception of ...
... down in two groups to gear up and step off from the stern. The water was always warm, visibility was usually an amazing 18 – 20m on average, and the diversity of marine life, corals and terrain were ineffably stunning. However, we were unlucky to not see any of the big fish, like a whale shark or manta. Regardless, it was simply an amazing, uplifting way to start the day. After close to an hour, or whenever your air consumption was 50 bar ...
... journey when we met at his hotel that evening. Rather than eat by the main road in Khao Lak we took a taxi over to Bang Niang as I thought he might appreciate some warm sea air in more tranquil surroundings. We were lucky enough to get a table at Chong Fah Restaurant right next to the sea and enjoyed some banana dumplings for starters and then baked prawns with ginger and glass noodles for the main. It was high tide and the sea was washing against the ...
... I have watched him ambush and eat a small gecko. You certainly don’t mess with my Gordon!
Some recent research has led me to believe that Gordon is actually a Tokay Gecko, the second largest species of gecko. These geckos are strongly territorial and highly aggressive and will attack other geckos straying onto their patch. They are not recommended as pets as they have a very vicious bite if threatened. I have treated Gordon with a lot ...
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