We’ve officially entered the last month of our travels, and as such are doing our best to make the most of every moment we can. So we’re a bit slow on this one but please forgive us!
Sean’s parents Trish and Larry arranged a Christmas reunion long ago, and we all picked Thailand as a middle ground. Chris flew in from Australia a bit early so we could hang out. We reunited at the Kuala Lumpur airport, bypassed Phuket, and made it up to Khao Lok.
We took the morning bus and followed the first person to tout us to her guesthouse in the national park at Khao Sok. The first thing we did after dumping off our bags was order a massive lunch consisting of all the Thai food we had been dreaming about since we were all last there 3+ years ago. We treated ourselves and ordered at least two rounds of servings for almost every meal. Pictures were the last thing on our minds so you’ll have to use your imagination. Eating was our main accomplishment that day, that and reacquainting ourselves with Thai beer.
This area is famous for the caves. The “do not enter when raining” sign made us slightly nervous, but we forged on and are alive to tell the tale. After wading into the cave almost neck deep sometimes for about 100 meters, a big waterfall appeared.
Chris and Cami left Railay with a bad case of food poisoning, but all of us buoyed by the excitement of seeing Trish and Larry for the first time since we left in January. Larry is the photographer so he’s got all the pictures, but we spent lots of our week like this, and just as quickly as it started, it was over. We left slightly rounder, with the huge amounts of Christmas baking making up for any stomach problems.