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Mar 30, 2016 - Khao Sok National Park

March 30, 2016 Not much to write about today because we both are feeling lousy: coughing, sore throat, pain in the chest and back when coughing, etc., etc. The group is going on a water adventure today - we are staying put! No energy. We sit on our "porch" in two easy chairs until it gets too hot there and then lie down on our beds with the fans on! We want to sleep all the time. Doesn't sound like a fun holiday does it?! We do decide to go out at one point and get a Thai massage. We are given a kind of "uniform" and the massage therapist...

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Mar 29, 2016 - Khao Sok National Park

It's early morning on the train. After a long night of sleeping in spurts with long periods of lying awake, we decided at 5:45 am to start the ritual again of a visit to the "Western" toilet, brushing teeth at the public sink and putting on a clean shirt. We then had a cup of tea/coffee delivered. The steward wanted to deconstruct our beds and create our seats back again so we were ready for our arrival in Surat Tani. At 7:30 am we arrived at our destination and made our way out of the train with the heavy backpacks on our backs. Right...

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Mar 28, 2016 - Bangkok and on to Khao Sok National Park

Hoorah! We slept a bit longer than 2 hours before waking up. The "babies" are getting a bit closer to sleeping through the night! We got up at 6:30 am, took a shower and packed our stuff. We had to sort through what we need for today, tonight on the train and tomorrow and make a small backpack for these days because we will not have access to our big backpacks. For breakfast we went to a small outdoor cafe - a lot cheaper than the breakfast at the hotel! Brian had scrambled eggs, sausage, ham and bacon with coffe - almost like being at home...

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Oct 1, 2013 - Day 8 - Khao Sok to Khao Lak

Day 8! The Final day of the tour. Compared to other days this is a relatively short day with a mere 75k's to ride. Many things make this day tough though, especially the 4k hill with avg gradient of 4% but with some sections rising up to 10%. Let's just say there were gears on the bikes that had not been used before today. Also a lack of sleep and accidentally heading into wrong rooms can have an affect as well. Each and everyone got through the hill unscathed even with the big downpour of rain half way up. Some stand outs for mine were...

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FBA / HATW Ride 2013

Sep 30, 2013 - Day 7 - Surit Thani to Khao Sok

It's hard to believe we have travelled in excess of 730k's already. Today we rode 113k to Khao Sok - for mine one of the most unique places I have ever visited. I am pleased to advise that today was without incident except that our flat tyre tally increased. The riding today was fairly tough with a head wind all the way. At times the head wind was so strong we felt like we were going backwards even going down a hill. Today we did have an run in with the law - well kind of. A local policeman at a water stop wanted to give us a safe police...

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FBA / HATW Ride 2013

Feb 26, 2011 - Khao Sok National Park & Cheow Lam Lake

What can we say? See Khao Sok National Park ... to quote: "Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand is an amazing place. It is covered by the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world, huge limestone mountains shooting straight up in the air, deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves, wild animals and much more. " And indeed it turned out to be so. We saw a huge monitor lizard, a pair of enormous rare hornbills with wingspans the size of eagles, a bat cave, a tarantula and some amazing trees. Trekking in the rainforest was...

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Feb 26, 2011 - Morning Mist Resort, Khao Sok

Well, this place turned out to be a fantastic discovery on the Sok River! firstly, our accommodation at Morning Mist Resort was a lovely river view hut set amongst the most tasteful and well-maintained of flower gardens and the added bonus of a teeny swimming pool and free wifi. Plus the food was pretty good and we were only a very short walk down the road from the actual National Park entrance. Every day brought a new beautifully decorated fruit juice using combinations of petals and flora from the garden. From this base, we spent a...

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Jun 2, 2010 - Feeding The Monkeys In Khao Sok National Park

A very early morning arrival to Surat Thani, where were climbed into the back of a truck with 2 benches along the sides. No seat belts there for sure! After a stop at a petrol station to buy BBQ pork Dim Sum for breakfast at the "7 Eleven" where we seemed to make a regular pilgrimage to every day, wherever we were in Thailand, and a very sunny, blowy journey in the back of the truck, we finally arrived at the Khao Sok National Park tree house accommodation where we were staying for the next two nights. Mine and Jo's hut was a bit of a trek...

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Harriet's OE Journal

Mar 23, 2009 - Parc National de Khao Sok

Le Parc National de Khao Sok se trouvait seulement a quelques heures de Ao To Sai, donc nous avons pris le seul départ qu'il y avait. Nous sommes arrivés vers 14h devant une auberge qui offrait des bungalows perchés pour seulement 300 bahts la nuit (moins de 6$ par personne). Plutôt que de fouiller, nous sommes restés là. Nous avons bien fait, car la bouffe est très bonne et abordable. Après quelques recherches sur les différents treks qu'il y avait, notre choix s'est arrêté sur le trek de 2 jours pendant lequel nous devions dormir dans un...

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Petit tour d'Asie!!!

Feb 23, 2009 - Khao Sok National Park

A 2 hour bus ride from Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park is a different world entirely. A large, primary rain forest (reputed to be older than the Amazon or Congo) covering limestone mountains, it was not any cooler at only 1000 feet, but was teeming with wildlife, big and small. Wanting to experience the jungle and increase our sightings of critters, we stayed in bamboo bungalows located at the edge of a river edged by spectacular limestone cliffs. From our hut we saw monkeys, tree frogs and could hear the crazy, loud din of insects that...

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Apr 30, 2008 - Khao Sok - Thailand

Got up early to try to upload pics, but the internet cafe was closed although they were supposed to be open. Amers you would luv it here...Things work in "Thai Time"....this means that there is always a half hour leeway time...or later. And, I got visited my the cats for breakfast...there are tons of scrawny kitty cats that stare at you as you eat in the islands...similiar to Greece. I said good bye to the islands. Glad to know that I will be back again to visit the "other side" Gulf islands in about a week. We had to take a long tail boat...

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Oct 23, 2007 - Arrive in Khao Sok National Park

Packed most of our stuff last night, so got up about 6 and went to breakfast, then we were picked up at 8. The traffic was pretty light as it was a national holiday. This time we flew from Don Meung airport which is not as nice as the international terminal. Once you go through security there's nowhere to buy snacks or drinks. We flew with Thai airlines, who were very good, for just over an hour to Phuket, and were met by our driver who then drove us to the Elephant Hills camp at the speed of light. It took just over 2 hours and 15 mins. He...

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