16 January 2013

Jungle

Another week at school. This one has been going faster... In "Pavilion One" this afternoon, I went to a British universities fair - where representatives of different British universities literally set up their stalls to attract Thai students to their campuses. I was delighted to see my old alma mater in the corner - The University of Stirling. I chatted with the young Scottish rep and cadged a free pen from her while surveying an aerial photograph of my old stomping ground.... That's where I was assaulted by two Rangers fans...That's where I had to sprint like the wind while being pursued by two security guards and that's the Gannochy sports centre where the best lunches were served... and there's The Wallace Monument. Not a bad job to have - travellng the world to promote your old university. I could do that.
Anyway, I hope to get out of Bangkok this weekend - zoom off from school at 3pm and after picking up my gear get a taxi to the Mo Chit bus station. There I'll be looking for a bus to Pak Chong. It should take about three hours and then I'll need to get on a local pick up truck that will take me to this school's other campus on the edge of the Khao Yai National Park. It will be late when I arrive but I have reserved a hut in the country school's campus. On Saturday morning, another pick up truck should arrive to take me on an all day guided tour of the park - with walking, wild elephants, macaws, monkeys, pythons and green mysterious jungle with shadows, spiders, leeches and other creepy crawlies. It will be an adventure if of course I ever make it to Pak Chong.

And if I survive, I'l report back in the coming days...

7 comments:

  1. Don't forget your Swiss Army knife in case you get lost in the jungle!

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  2. Looking forward to lots of super photos of the creatures great and small! Watch out for the leaches!

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  3. And be sure to pack your Rangers fan deterrent!

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  4. Well, apart from the4 spiders, it sounds like and enjoyable outing. :)

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  5. Sounds like an interesting weekend especially the elephants.
    Have fun!

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  6. Take care YP...have fun...avoid the spiders and snakes!

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  7. Seems like your time there is going well YP. Your reports are interesting - Dave

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