14th November – Pha Taem National Park

14 Nov

It was a lovely cool night next to the river and very quiet. A quick breakfast and then set off for the National Park. On the way we called our friend Nang who lives close to the Cambodian border and arranged to see her and Austin (her son) on Wednesday. We are really looking forward to it!

We did not take many photos on the way but did chat to some Dutch ladies who were doing a one month cycle trip, most of it along the Mekong, taking in Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. Apparently it is a popular route with lots to see, quiet roads and yummy Thai food on the way! We did see one large black snake crossing the road but were too slow to get a picture. It moved really fast.

One motorbike we saw was even more loaded than normal …..

 

 

 

We arrived at the National Park campsite in time for lunch, and then started catching up with the washing again. It was nice just putting the table and chairs out and relaxing. It was too hot to do the main walk and so we hid in the shade until it cooled down.

The campsite has only two others camping here and they arrived later on. We did meet a really nice French man and his Thai partner. They live in Chambery, and rent out apartments  in Val Thorens. Maybe we will become customers one day!

 

 

 

 

 

A bit of a walk, cooking and web updates and another day gone! The first four months of the trip have gone really fast. Then again places like Mongolia seem ages ago ….

Planning to get up early tomorrow to see cave paintings and waterfalls. There is not much shade on the walk and so you need to do it either early or late in the day.

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