15.12.2012 - 26.12.2012
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The exit form Cambodia had many stages. The first was easy a van from my front door to the border. 1 hour in line then a tuk tuk to the train station. From there we were on a 3rd class seat for the next 10 hours. In Bangkok we ran to get the ticket and back on a new train to auttita still 3rd class seat for 2 more hours.
Now we are in a town that flip has visited before. His friend showed us the town for a day then sent us to pick up Fo. Flip and I spent 2 days in Bangkok then grab fo and off to the jungle. The jungle was full of thing that can hurt or kill you like King cobras, elephints, tigers, just to name a few. The first night we make our camp and went on a spotlight night ride. There was lots of thing out at night, elephants, porcupines (supper big ones.) Bamby deer. ( mini deer), normal deer. It was easy to see the eyes light up with the spotlight. Day two was early wake up and off to the jungle trek. With some good food in my belly we grab our guide and set off in to the jungle. We walk on a path for a bit and the guide turns into the jungle. For the next 6 hours we make our way on elephant paths mostly( you can tell by the poop). At one point we find gibbon monkeys with babys they were curous of us, and we had to hide from elephants. (turns our wild elephants are mean.) It makes me feel small to think such wild places still existed.
Then it was off to Chang mai for two days and the best Sunday street market on my journey. This is where I got my snake hena tat. It was a great town and the people were friendly. We decided to rent scooters to Pai a little town up a mountain and 786 turns. Well I wrecked my scooter and broke my collier bone. I was making a up hill turn hair pin turn on a sub-par road and little tires and many other things that went wrong. I was saved my a truck of Thai locals. One of them drove my scooter and I got in the truck.I was taken to the hospital in Pai. Emergency visit went well. Dr., x-ray, pills, brace total was 400 baut , 14 dollars us. We only spent one day here because we had to get wrecked scooter back. So now it is Christmas day and we spend it in Chang Mai. Then it is off to Laos.