What a way to spend New Years Eve. Nick and i hired a couple of mopeds and took the boys up to a National Reserve on Koh Lanta. After a short ride through the island we parked up and began our ascent up to the top. It’s about a 2 Km hike through streams and jungle, so great adventure for us.

On the way up the kids spotted all kinds of wildlife including, Elephants, lizards and recognising the Gibbon calls in the jungle. Near the top we stopped at a cave to have a look around. Unusually it was V hot in this cave, although still ok for some tiny bats to have a nap in

Can you notice what look like scaffold poles poking through the stalactites. Well, these are actually the roots of a strangler fig (I think).

A little further up the mountain we reached the Waterfall, which is seasonal, and had a splash around to cool off before heading back

As we meandered back down through the jungle we came across this beastie. A MONITOR LIZARD! I have never seen one in the wild before so was a real treat!

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