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Khao Sok Village Visit – Get to Know the local life

In March 2013 we were lucky enough to be part of the first Khao Sok Village Visit in the Sapan Tao community. The program was amazing, a true insight into local life. We learned about rubber tapping, collected local vegetables by the river and learned how to transform them in local dishes and desserts. The

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Out of the Danger Zone – A New School for Kids in Need

As part of our ongoing support of the local community, Our Jungle House has partnered with Andaman Discoveries to rebuild and maintain the Burmese Learning Center in nearby Kuraburi. The Burmese Learning Center and community center is a hub of opportunity for the underserved migrant Burmese population that lack access to other Thai schools.  Our

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Surviving In Paradise – Khao Sok Jungle Survival Experience

To be honest, I was initially a little nervous when embarking on the Khao Sok jungle survival experience trip into the jungle. I am usually quite the outdoor adventurer, but I had just bruised my tailbone while hiking a few days previous. Luckily, through the incredible help and patience of our guide Tuk, my fears

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Learning About Local Life in Khao Sok – Volunteering Insights

The following are Khao Sok Volunteering insights from recent volunteers, Matt and Caro. Khun Hia, the local man sat cross legged on the floor in front of us, brandishing a pair of large metal shears in his right hand. He plucks a large Beetlenut out of the bowl beside him and begins to expertly slice

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Volunteering in Khao Sok

When we first arrived in Thailand two months ago the first thing on the agenda was relaxation, sun and ocean; not volunteering in Khao Sok. Standing in front of a group of eight year old Thai children trying to teach the difference between, “my, his and hers”, was a little far from our minds to

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Cheow Lan Lake Day Trip & Nam Talu Cave

At our time of departure from Our Jungle House, thanks to the lady at the reception, we saw a hornbill sitting in the trees. These giant birds always live in pairs and we could hear the calls of the second one from beyond the river. Even with our superzoom camera the bird is hard to

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Northern Lake Trip – A Special Wildlife Tour at Cheow Larn Lake

My visits at the Cheow Larn lake can be counted on two hands, yet never have I been so high up North. Departing from Our Jungle House at 9am, our group of eight introduced each other in the van. The atmosphere was joyful as Iat, our guide, outlined the activities for the trip. A small

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Learning from the Moken Sea Gypsies

“Where are you from?, we asked the guides from the village. “From the Moken” they said. Patiently we asked again: “Alright you are Moken, but… where are you from?” Their answer remained the same: “From the Moken”.Eco friendly places and Community based initiatives are part of the vision for sustainable and respectful travel in Thailand. Our

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Jungle Survival – Hunting for Dinner in Khao Sok National Park

The dinner menu for the Khao Sok Jungle Survival trek is an eye-opening introduction to just how much food the jungle can provide.  While hiking earlier in the day, we had stuffed two plastic bags full of leaves, some for spicing, others for eating. We had brought uncooked rice with us, to be cooked jungle