So I recognise I haven't posted for a while, sorry. For the last two weeks or so since the last post we have been travelling with friends so less time for me to get on the web. I will attempt to catch up.
We arrived in Bangkok from Hanoi about 3 weeks ago and spent 4 days sorting out visas for Indonesia and enjoying (?!) the city.
Some days were great- visiting a water park on top of a shopping centre where the water slides felt like you were on the barclay card advert. Some days were a bit dull - standing in queues at embassies (hungover) trying to fill out forms.
But on the whole we had a great few days. We met a lovely couple from Pompei (Olly and Emma) who we had a few fun nights out with - we even convinced them to come to the water park with us. The kids loved them too so we had extra hands looking after the littluns.
After Bangkok we flew back to Phuket to meet Al and Claire.
What an amazing time we've had with them and Kaney and Amanda who met us a week later.
We enjoyed far too much Gin in Phuket but it was great to see friendly faces from home.
After relaxing on the beach for a day we went jungle in Khao Sok. We were staying in tree houses (well enormous bungalows built on stilts nestled in the trees). The monsoon rain that greeted us on arrival did little to dampen our love of the place. Within an hour of arriving an enormous explosion accompanied by a bright flash startled us a bit as lightening struck one of the karst cliffs towering above us. It blew the power for a few hours but it was back on before the sun went down so we could still enjoy an evening of cocktails in amongst the billion bugs.
The following morning saw the sun come out and we braved the inflatable canoes for a river trip. Snake count was 5. Four menacingly black and yellow striped ones and a relatively harmless small green one, which I made out I could see but if I'm being honest without my glasses it could have been another cleverly disguised leaf. A tarzan swing halfway down provided quite few laughs at the bravado attempts.
Al and Claire came face to face with a band of monkeys raiding our tree houses for the remains of the kids choco breakfasts but we all escaped the jungle unharmed.
From the jungle we travelled to Ko Phangan off the East Coast of the Thai peninsula where we spent 6 days on a quiet, beautiful beach Thong Nan Pan Yai. It was here we were to meet Kaney and Amanda.
The beach was perfect. Shallow calm waters, beach toys aplenty, and loads of kids to play with. It was also pretty perfect for us grown ups too.
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