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Venturing into the Khao Sok national park My boat sped up on the big lake of Khao Sok national park in Thailand. Water splashed in my face since I was at the very edge of the boat. I tried to protect my camera and bag, while looking around me mesmerized by the landscape. Massive yellow blocks of limestone rose from the water, covered in the green of the jungle. Above them thick, grey clouds loomed, threatening to ruin our adventure. I was on my way to an idyllic place in the middle of the lake, where small bungalows connected through wooden walkways floated on the water. It would have been spectacular on a clear day. After an hour the boat dropped me and the other travellers off at the bungalows. The small huts floated on big logs. They were simple, but I felt like I was in a luxurious resort.…

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To get to Khao Sok I just had to sit at the side of the road and wave at the buses. Approximately every 60 to 90 minutes there would be a bus that was heading for the national park. So I sat down somewhere and was soon joined by other tourists, all going to different places. The first bus went straight past us. Not much later a minivan stopped. He was going all the way to Khao Sok and even though it was probably a bit more expensive, I was happy to get on the road. I’d been warned about crazy minivan drivers that make very long hours, but this guy was perfectly fine. A few hours later I walk through the one street that is the Khao Sok tourist village. It’s full of resorts and eateries. It was easy to find the Coco hostel and when I arrived a…

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