Here is part 2 of my adventure in Thailand...
It starts with a day trip into Thailand's jungle.
We had to get up very early for our trip to Khao Yai National Park, it is a few hours drive from Bangkok.
On the way there we stopped at some rural markets to have a look at the different things they sell there. There was alll sorts of weird stuff like pigs heads, toads, squirming eels and lots of strange fish. There was also lots of fruit and vegetables and I got to try some different things. I tried some jackfruit and some thai bananas. Thai bananas are really small and so much sweeter than bananas here - they are delicious. We also bought some sticky rice parcels with banana, but I didn't like it as much.
After the markets we got to have an Ox cart ride. It was good fun and the ox cart driver let me have a go at driving. He gave me a stick to hit the oxen with but I didn't want to hit them, so I didn't. I still got to drive the cart. My Mums were sitting in the back. We drove around the farmland and rice fields. It was fun.
We then went to a small village home for lunch. The people there showed us how to cook Thai food, like Papaya salad and another cooked dish, which we then had for our lunch.
After lunch we went to Khao Yai National Park. 'Khao Yai' means big mountain in Thai language. Tigers, elephants, monkeys, cobras, deer are just some of the animals that like in the park. That's where I saw my first monkeys in the wild. They were being cheeky and mischeivious and they were digging in the garbage bins. We went on a big walk to see a waterfall. Along the way we had to walk through the elephant fence. It was built to stop the elephants from breaking into the park kiosk and stealling the fruit.
But the most exciting thing that day was having a ride on an elephant! I even got to sit on the front, on the elephants neck and I almost fell off!
He was an adorable elephant and he was clever too. His hair was really spiky. His name was Buaban and he was 42 years old. I really liked him and I had fun.
After the floating markets we then went to Damnoen Saduak Tiger Zoo. This was awesome! I got to play with a little one month old tiger cub - it was really fun. He was such a cutie, so adorbs! His sister was in the other room and she wanted to play with us too so she jumped over the wall.
Playing with the tiger cubs was so awesome. They were really fun to play with. Their paws were already massive even though they were only one month old. Outside in the zoo there were older tigers as well. These were really beautiful. Some of them were just lying around relaxing but there was one who came up to me and wanted to play. I just started running up and back along the path and he followed me. We ran upand down, up and down. We were having fun together. We did it for ages until I had to go. I said goodbye to him and then I said thankyou to his friend for not seeing me as lunch.
This was the most exciting thing I did in Thailand.
After the zoo we went to see an Elephant show at the Sampran Elephant Ground. It showed the history of Elephants in Thailand using the elephants as the actors. They even fired a real cannonball out of the cannon, which I thought was cool.
They also had some crocodile wrestlers there who put their hands and even their head in a crocodiles mouth!
Stay tuned for part three - Thailand!
Until next time,