Today I went hiking in the Munnar mountains surrounded by tea planations. We also walked through some spice gardens and got to see cardamon, pepper, cloves, vanilla as well as lots of fruit trees.
After finishing today’s hike, we took a boat along the Mekong river passing many locals, fishing, collecting watercress, cleaning clothes and various other activities in the river.
Today I set off on a two-day hike into the remote hills of Laos. We stayed overnight in a ‘hill-tribe’ village which was fascinating. The people here usually work in the rice fields and it is common to see small children (aged around 8 or so) carrying an infant, presumably a sibling, on their back.
I saw some awesome waterfalls and wildlife at the Khao Yai National Park today… monkeys, snakes, gibbons, hornbills and a scorpion.
Rebecca had to head off to Cambodia today which has given me a break from the HK expat life (i.e. constant eating/drinking/partying) and some time to tick the tourist boxes. I took the tram up to ‘The Peak’ and took a walk with incredible views of the Island. One side is practically empty and the other looks like this.
After three days and two nights in the bush, we arrived at the end point; exhausted, bruised, blistered, aching. This photo was taken before we discovered that the car battery was dead.
Day two on the Bibbulmun Track and wondering who owns these chairs, given that we’d only seen one other human being.