The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 12: Around Our Jungle Treehouse

Join Thor and me as our Thailand virtual vacation continues with a nature walk around the eco-lodge at 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.)

Last time (post #11) we arrived at Our Jungle House, an eco-lodge on 25 acres of rainforest nestled against the Khao Sok wilderness. After the crowds in Bangkok and on the island of Koh Samui, Thor and I caught grateful breaths of serene quiet here in our treehouse suspended in green nature. Our “Liana” treehouse perched next to a beautiful, clear river, a welcome place for a swim to cool off in the muggy heat.

Looking upstream, you can see the karst limestone cliff towering over the river, where monkeys — long-tailed macaques — shelter in holes. We’ll see more of these lively critters in an upcoming post, but the top photo above shows one munching bamboo next to our deck.

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 12: Around Our Jungle Treehouse — 4 Comments

  1. I was hoping you’d get back to the treehouse!

    The flowers around there are astonishing. I’d think the person in the deck chair under that frond would be eaten alive by mosquitos. (Scratching my own bites.)

    • You’ll see more flowers in upcoming posts! Yes, there were mosquitos, though mostly in morning/evening, which is why Thor was wearing his light, long pants. We did take malaria-preventive meds for that portion of the trip.

  2. I was not really looking forward to the jungle portion of our trip. I thought it would be super hot and buggy and generally miserable, but Sara wanted to go and Sara gets what she wants around here! It turned out to be one of the highlights of the trip. The jungle canopy sheltered us from the heat (it was cool in the morning) and the bugs were not as bad as our backyard in the summer. The plants were amazing; giant leaves and vines, weird banyan trees. Watch out for those monkeys though. If you don’t keep your doors closed they will have a party in you house.

    • Thor, you are always so agreeable! It was a wonderful place to visit. And we’ll see more of those mischievous monkeys in an upcoming post….