Taking Jack to See the City of Monkeys

Trip Start Nov 08, 2006
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Thailand  , Lop Buri,
Friday, June 19, 2009

Lopburi is a must see for our visitors.  There aren't a lot of places in the world where you can have monkeys climb all over you while you stare at ancient ruins.  Of course, there are always some mishaps.  I have the infamous monkey attack video to show for mine.  Jack had a very large mother get a little protective and knock her on her ass, but it was all in good fun.  The most interesting part was getting my friend Pote to come along.  Lopburi is very much a foreigner destination.  Thais don't like monkeys, particularly not climbing on them.  I've told maybe 100 Thais about this place and they all make the same appalled face at the idea of intentionally letting wild monkeys climb on you and pick your scalp looking for parasites.  Well, Disneyland it's not, but it's pretty damn cool and I make everyone go.  Pote wasn't real thrilled, but he's a good enough friend that he drove us out there and even played with the monkeys a little bit.  Of course one bit him and he wanted to punt it across the ruins, but it's all fun and games as far as the monkeys are concerned.  Jeremy had to work and couldn't make it.  But considering his propensity for accidents, it was probably best that we didn't introduce the potential for rabies.  Lots of pics and some videos.  Check them out.
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