Flying Through the Jungle

During our weekend holiday, Andrew and I were able to go on Flight of the Gibbon, a jungle zipline tour, compliments of Uncle Steve. I've done a few ziplines before, but I have to say this was the best. Even if we did have to get up before the Skytrain was even open.

But getting out of the city was so refreshing. Bangkok is hectic-chaotic-crazy like no other city, and just driving out early in the morning to see lush rolling hills was worth the 5 a.m. wake-up call.

Now, in case you're wondering, a gibbon is an endangered ape from Southeast Asia. They are threatened because of a loss of habitat and the fact they are, reportedly, quite tasty. 

Despite the zipline's name, there aren't any gibbons actually still in the forest. So we would, as the guides put it, fly through the forest like a gibbon, then drive through the nearby zoo to see the real thing.  However, I can't complain too much about not getting to see any large animals. The zipline itself was fun enough.

Can you spot the person?

Andrew flying like a gibbon

Andrew took videos of nearly every line. Here's the shot into the "treehouse".

After the zipline, we had fun exploring the zoo nearby. They had several animal feeding stations, including one where you could feed a rhino. Have you ever fed a rhino??? I didn't even know that was safe, and after getting a view of this one's jaws, I'm still not sure it is!

But, safe or not, it sure was a lot of fun. Thanks to the signs, we avoided falling into the pen with the animals. I do find it interesting that this sign is in English and not in Thai....what have the tourists done here in the past...

We had a lot of fun getting out of the city, getting some fresh unpolluted air into our lungs, and seeing more of God's amazing, quirky creation.