Superstition is for chumps. Or so we thought when we decided to leave on Friday the 13th. After 2 years of planning, what could go wrong?
In preparation of our trip to the Netherlands we took our mini truck to the south of Thailand for a 9 day tour of the area. We visited friends in Koh Lanta, explored the west coast, camped in Laem Son, almost destroyed our car near Chumphon and broke down in elephant country.
The 5th of December was a public holiday. A long weekend, time for another road trip! This time we took our 660cc Hijet to Damnern Saduak to visit Benz parents.
Saturday, the 19th of November we set out to drive to the Cambodian border, camp a few nights in the Khao Soi Dao wildlife sanctuary and get back to BKK the following Monday. Not everything went exactly as planned.
8 Mercy schools have been flooded, some all the way to the ceiling. 750 children have lost their schools and most of them their homes too. Some of these schools are still closed, but luckily the flood water is receding.