Published: December 6th 2008
December 5th 2008
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Well honey, I've got to go walk the elephant before it gets too dark.
Ah, it's great to be back in Thailand. Such happy people with pearly white smiles. (And me with my busted up trailer teeth!) It's nice to return to a place we've been before. I forgot that sometimes they serve beer with ice which I find funny. The food here is so tasty with zesty lemon grass, Thai basil and hot pepper flavors and scents. I took a short cooking class so I can make a few things when I get home.
We first went to the island of Phuket where we rode around the island on a motor bike. We visited a gibbon rehab center. Thailand made it illegal to buy or own gibbons in the 90s. This rehab center takes in those that people turn in. Quite sad stories with their parents being shot so the babies can be sold as pets. But they aren't good as pets when they get older and were usually kept in cages for years or worse. Will spare you the details. They are blond like the one pictured or black with blond around the face. Quite cute and they make the funniest whooping sounds. It's like half a siren only going from low
Can you believe...
that I'm the only one in this picture who was born without a winkie? Yep, they're lady boys.
to high. They get each other going until it's like a bunch of tea kettles going off at the same time.
We also went diving in the Similan Islands in the Andaman Sea. We saw some cool stuff we haven't seen before, especially a big purple jelly fish that moved through the water like a dancer.
We met some great people on the dive boat. Really we have been so lucky to meet great people everywhere we go from all over the world. We occasionally are up until the wee hours chatting with peeps from Spain, Germany, England, Holland, etc. And it usually seems to happen when we have to catch an early bus or ferry the next morning. We end up kicking ourselves for our lack of sleep but it's always worth it. :)
There are more photos below