Life Of Two In Asia. Day 25, Tha Pom Klong Song Nam, Thailand.
To be totally honest, I am in no mood for writing. It’s called in the room, AC on and all, and I feel more like snuggling under the blanket. But it would be a shame to do that and not talk about our trip to Tha Pom Klong Song Nam. It’s a mouthful this name, isn’t it? It means something like ‘two water canal’ because in this place a freshwater spring and the salty sea meet in a mangrove forest.
Tha Pom Klong Song Nam is literally a walk through a mangrove forest.
We caught it at low tide so we could see the bottom. Muddy and populated by lizards and all sorts of roots. Yeah, very impressive, you might think ironically. And you’d be right. It’s exactly what I thought. But then I came across this view.
What would you say about it? Beautiful, right?
That is also what the hoards of selfists thought … for like 10 seconds, the time it takes to take a decent selfie with that landscape in the background. But that’s ok. They came, took photos, and left. We stayed and followed a lizard around. It bathed in the sun and then drank water and then it fascinated us with its flawless swimming capabilities.
I know it sounds weird but the clear water spring and the beautifully intertwined roots weren’t the best part.
Everywhere around the clear water patches were ‘no swimming’ signs because further down the river we discovered a natural pool with some kids playing in the water. Their happiness was contagious. I couldn’t stop smiling. One of them reminded me of my brother; as a kid, he was the devil. Always up to something, always moving, always laughing. Just like this little fella in the picture who was diving, jumping off some rocks, splashing the others.
That was today. Plus some moped ride and bad mojito and pad thai. For some reason, I can’t seem to find a proper one here.
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Good night, friends, wherever you are!