- We were a family of 5 with 3 teenagers and we had truly fantastic tour of Thailand. Joining up with 4 other families we had an amazing Tour leader called Pok. He made our trip the best. Very organised, caring and knowledgeable. He sorted everything out and truly went the extra mile for each of us. Below is a short ode to our trip which pretty much sums up our visit.
Twenty intrepid explorers met in Bangkok
Not really quite sure what was what
Our tour guide was funny and he was called Pok
He knew where to go and could chatter a lot
Soon we were off by tuk tuk no less
Our first visit to a Temple gave us no rest
Time for an ice cream and lots of fried rice
We were all ready for a drink and some cool ice
Night time came and time for the lady boy show
Oh my goodness, they could girate low!
Best leave them now, we need to get some sleep
Tomorrow we head for the jungle and new people to meet
Our train ride to Chiang Mai was chilly and long
The toilet was not the best but we used it despite the pong!
However the food was good and games were played
It was night time soon and our beds were made
Our first day of trekking was hot hot hot
It has to be said that our shower was not!
We walked for mile upon mile with our bamboo poles
The route was hilly and rough, we had to avoid many holes
We finally reached our first village with thankfulness and glee
The chickens and pigs we were happy to see
After a cool drink of coke and a refreshing beer
We were hungry to eat and to spread good cheer
That night Pok cooked us a feast fit for a King
His culinary skills made us want to sing
Dancing and clapping around the camp fire
We were in heaven with no proper shower!
As the night drew to a close the Thai ladies prepared
The floor was carnage with bodies everywhere!
Thai massage of legs, arms and feet
No one could move for fear of an inappropriate meet!
So we trekked to our next village of call
Those damn leaches were a pain in the proverbial
We met buffalo and fish, birds but no snake
If only we had been able to eat some chocolate cake
We woke in the morning once again to cockle doodle do
Surely it wasn't time to visit the loo
The rain had come and poured on down
We had no bridge and neither did the poor old town
The villagers all banded together and built from scratch
A new bridge that was better than anything we could match
We were safely across and spirits were high
We were on an adventure that no-one could deny
Our next stop was a town called Mae Hong Son
Cooler and fresher we could relax after all that had gone on
Swimming and cycling was not the best bit
It was the washing and fresh clothes that gave us the lift!
Chiang Mai was a blast, everyone agreed
We spent all our money in the night market with the greatest of ease
The Thai cooking class was a cut above the rest
The elephant sanctuary visit was one of the best
Finally we headed south to the beach, sea and rays
Time to relax and let all those worries go away
Koh Samet, a tropical paradise where we want to return
Just be very careful that the sun doesn't burn
So our Explore journey is shortly to end
Each one of us has made a new friend
An unforgettable two weeks of adventure and fun
We thank you Pok for all that you have done
Published on: 06 October 2016