Videos: Monkey Island, Thailand

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MONKEYS MONKEYS MONKEYS!!!!!!! We got to feed the Monkeys bananas! They are cute but also very creepy! they guy told us they would not bute or anything, they just wanted the food, and that they were afraid of us – but him hitting them with that life jacket doesnt seem like they are all that friendly!! haha. Also – the big monkeys would try to drown the little monkeys when they came out to get the bananas! It was terrifying!! the poor little things squeeled so loud! haha but monkeys – neat but creepy!!

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This is us going back to our hut after our muddy fun!! πŸ™‚ Pretty sunset over the muddyness! haha

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Monkey Island!

So We decided we did not want to stay in Bangkok for the weekend. So 6 of us left town on a 10 Baht (33 cent) Train ride, 5 Baht Ferry, and another 10 Baht Train ride until we arrived at Klong Khone. A little place in the middle of nowhere that has a Monkey Island! Monkeys Monkeys Monkeys!!!


This is the pretty railway station that we had to wait around at for a few hours until the next train arrived to take us to Klong Khone. While we waited – we ate Mangos! Yum!


So this is the craziest thing! Our train had JUST arrived – like 2 minutes before, and we passed through on these tracks…but the tracks have a market on them! Yes I know they do! The market was pulled back the tarps and everything for the train to pass through and then immediately afterwards the market is put back over the tracks!!! It was a really nice market as well!! But how crazy – who thought to build a market on train tracks???

There are full length bambo shoots!! They are HUGE!!! the men were taking them off the truck, I suppose they were going to build another hut hut to live in!

This is a photo of the place we stayed in Klong Khone from the river. That hut hut with the grass roof – we sang karaoke there for the evening. haha. We slept on an balcony like that on the opposite side. There was a highschool group of students at this resort for a weekend fieldtrip! And they were singing – so we did a little competition ourselves!! πŸ˜€

This is where we slept!! We had the option of sleeping inside little huts on stilts, but this was cheaper and also alot more experience! haha. So for 150 Baht ($5) each for the night – we got to sleep outside on mats on bamboo over water πŸ™‚ It was a good experience but certainly not my best sleep Ive ever gotten!! haha

Then we rented a boat for 400 Baht ($13.3) total to take us out to see the monkeys on the island and to take us to play in the Mud!!!! hahah Here we are with the pretty sunset! Geoff, my eye, Emily, Paige, Julie, and Kelly!

Down and Dirty! hahah This whole area is just mud/clay everywhere. People scoot around on these long boards searching for shells to collect and sell in markets. We attempted the board but liked just playing in the Mud Better! hahah it was one giant fun mess!! At one point 4 of them decided to stand on the long board and faceplant into the mud. Geoff was the only one who went full face into the mud. BAHAH
So this is another boat that came up to us and offered to date us boarding. It was just a large wooden board that you stand on and the baot pulls you around. It is considerably easy to stand on!!
But the bad part is that mud shoots up into your face the entire time!! hahah But it was great none the less. That is why I look not smiley in this photo!!