The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 11: We arrive at Our Jungle House

Your virtual Thailand vacation continues as Thor and I catch the ferry from Koh Samui to the mainland and Khao Sok National Park.

NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand.  We were lucky to squeak through the pandemic flight closures in January/February of 2020 as we returned from our three-week trip. Since more travel has now become a distant prospect, we hope you’ll take a virtual vacation with us in the following weeks. (This blog series started on June 13.)

After a torrential tropical downpour that we enjoyed watching from the covered deck of our condo on our last night on Koh Samui, we headed for the ferry to the mainland peninsula on the upper Andaman Sea. On the way, we stopped for one more island attraction, the Hin Ta and Hin Yai rock formations that attract a lot of pilgrims. Also called “Grandfather” and “Grandmother,” they celebrate organs of fertility.

At the ferry dock, we had a long wait while routes were adjusted, probably because of the storm the night before. We enjoyed watching fishermen piling nets on this distinctive vessel.

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 11: We arrive at Our Jungle House — 4 Comments

  1. The jungle lodge was the coolest place and a vivid but pleasant contrast with our other luxurious hotels.

  2. Oh, wow, that jungle house looks amazing, beautiful, and so much fun, watching the wildlife! Did a rainstorm happen while you were there? That would be a transcendent experience (or at least, so thinks someone who gets to see rain maybe once or twice a year).