Safari in Khao Sok
Trip Start May 28, 2008
60Trip End Aug 26, 2008
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We had to wake up early this morning so we could get ready for going on a safari on elephants. We had to take a mini-van to get there,we went to a rainforest. I thought we could steer the elephants but we got a free ride because there was a man with a pointy hat and he was steering the elephant. I thought we could sit on the elephant but there was blankets then a two person seat on the elephant. My brother(Gailen)sat with my Dad. Their elephant was the first one to go to the bathroom. HAHAHAHA!!!!!! Ours was the second one to go! Is that funny, too? Elephants feel a bit rough and one percent soft
After the elephants, we went down the river on a canoe and we saw two snakes in the trees. The snakes scared me. Everybody else saw a monkey in a huge, gigantic tree but I couldn't find it. A spider jumped onboard my canoe, I watched the spider hoping it would fall in the water but it didn't sooooooooooooooooooooo, my dad wanted to call it a name,so we called it 'Spidey'. It was raining, sprinkling, and then raining the whole entire time that we were in the canoe. My pants got really wet in the front but not the back.
We had to wake up early in Phuket, Thailand at 6:00 a.m. and it took us a while to recuperate when we finally were all packed up and showered the Siam safari people were already here and were just waiting for us to get out. When we got out we climbed into a minivan and drove off to the rainforest. The ride took a while to get there approximately 2 hours but it felt like forever.
Our elephant was an individual always taking the detours and ripping out whole trees and took them to go, at one point we went the opposite direction for a few minutes then the guide had the elephant turn around and go at a really fast pace and in a few minutes we managed to catch up, but it felt like we were at a storm in the sea. We continued along without much happening but before we turned the last corner we heard a small crash and the elephant turned and grabbed it and it turned out to be a palm frond, yumm. When we were off the elephant for 100 baht we got a fruit basket and we were able to feed him bananas, pineapples, and sugarcane, it was hilarious.
Then we had freshly made lunch there and it was delicious. After that we headed down to the river which was about 200 meters away and got into a canoe and went down the river and we marveled at its beauty. We spotted 3 snakes, a monkey, and an enormous beehive. Afterwards we were given a driver and drove 1 hour and twenty minutes to Surat Thani. We went to the night market around the corner from the train station and started to buy fruit pastries and other items until mom said enough. We sat down at a park down the street and we were overwhelmed by mosquitoes.