THE SUNRISE DOESN'T WAIT FOR YOU, YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR IT
As mentioned in my previous blog we had a very early morning on Sunday so we could climb up 1260 stairs to get to “Tiger Temple” where we did a lovely group meditation and watched the gorgeous sun greet us for the day.
The trek up the mountain wasn’t actually all that bad unless you are scared of the dark and stairs. Before we got to the temple, Noelle told us there were a lot of dogs at the bottom on the mountain and they will usually follow you up the mountain and sure enough one of the dogs did the entire trip up with us. (picture below) I wasn’t really sure why there were dogs around until the monkeys came out when the sun was fully risen. As soon as one of those naughty monkeys got too close to us, the dog would run over and bark at the monkey from getting too close to us or really anyone who was at the temple. It was so cute and amazing to watch man’s best friend do what they do best, protect us from harm. Unfortunately, “Omi” (we named her since she sat with us the entire time we meditated) had to “lady” her post at the temple when we started the trek down the mountain and a huge group of monkeys starting coming up the stairs while we were making our descent. Usually I am not afraid of wild animals but when you know how naughty and grabby they can be I got fairly nervous, thankfully no one was harmed or got something stolen when we had the monkey pack encounter.
The following day was another beach day but this time we went to Railay. Just when you think you already reached paradise you get to see something just as if not more amazing. I did another viewpoint hike that day to my own surprise as I am not a “hiking” person at all let alone doing two of them two days in a row but it was totally worth it. We climbed through a cave and up some scary ladders to reach a breathtaking view of the island. My legs are extremely sore today but it’s not the things that we do we regret but the things we don’t do and I am so happy and proud of myself for doing that trek.
Sitting on a ferry as we speak for our next destination, Koh Phi Phi, to finish off this amazing tour with of course daily yoga practices, another view point hike and chill days to do whatever we want.
Thank you to Rong and his amazing family for taking care of us these past 10 days!! I am going to miss you all but as Rong likes to say “this isn’t goodbye it’s see you later”.
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