Not far into our hike we heard rustling in the treetops. Knowing that this most likely means monkeys are nearby, we stopped, look up and saw a couple. We soon saw a couple more, this time in trees across the path, then some more and then before we knew it we realized there were monkeys all around us, in the trees and on the ground. What a great way to start a hike:
After lots of “up” we came to the canopy walkway, which was reportedly 30 meters (90 feet) off the ground:
This walkway offered gorgeous views of the city:
On the way back down we found a nice mountain stream that provided some cool relief from the heat and humidity:
The rest of the afternoon involved several modes of transportation, including walking, a taxi, a train, a bus and a shuttle (in that order) eventually leading us to a new hotel near the airport. We were so hungry and made the mistake of thinking we could get something to eat at or near the new hotel. Due to Ramadam however we discovered that everything in the new area was closed. So we had to wait until the sun went down before we could eat.
We awoke at 3:30am to get a shuttle to the airport and are now waiting at the gate to go back to Chiang Mai with our new Thai visas in hand.
Lots of love to everyone,
Mindy and Ligeia :):)