Rongomai Ridge

Photo of old house burning down

At Rongomai Ridge we have news regarding the burning down and building of the new house, Bailey and Yofi and events at the ridge.

Weather Station

Picture of sunrise taken by webcam

I have a Oregon Scientific WMR200 weather station setup at Rongomai Ridge which has a live update to this website along with a webcam where the photo updates every 5 minutes....check it out here

Travel

Mel and Michelle outside restuarant named after them in Tel Aviv

The Worlds is Our Oyster waiting for us to discover it!  We love to travel and try to update the website with our latest adventures.  To check out our travel adventures click here

 

Flight of the Gibbons

We travelled an hour north to a small village in the hills to fly like gibbons through the tree canopy in the jungle, although we needed zip wires to achieve what the gibbons do so naturally. The Flight of the Gibbons skywire

 

Group photo at Flight of the Gibbons


with 18 platforms, swing bridges and lowering stations connect 2km of zip lines that take you through different layers of the rainforest canopy. There were two vertical drops, the last being a 45 foot drop to ground level.

Revi being lowered down the 45 foot verticfal drop


This is awesome and a must do If you are intrepid frill seeker then you would probably find this adventure very tame. Alas we saw no Gibbons. I think you will see them on the skywire near Bangkok. Revi was so scared that she was holding on for her life (once you have done the first wire there is no turning back)! It didn’t stop her smiling from ear to ear thou.

Revi on the zip line


On the other hand I was over shooting the landing platform and trying to take the others out or crashing feet first into the tree itself.

Mich on the zip line


Our guides where awesome and they spoke many languages...one of them was even cracking jokes in Hebrew much to Revi’s delight. They made the day more enjoyable. After acting like monkeys we sat down to lunch before travelling back to Chiang Mai.

It is the start of the Loy Krathong festival so we were given a Krathong (reef) each to float on the river and had to promise to float them that night lol. More about this festival later.

That night, every muscle was aching in Revi's body....although a massage did help. We went out to dinner to find two members of the group at the next table and an hour later the last two members of our group (Renske and Frank) turned up and sat just two tables away from us!! Chiang Mai is such a big place yet it is such a small world.

After dinner we used the restaurant peer to release our Krathongs into the Ping river.

Loy Krathongs on Ping River


The following day Renske and Frank from Holland moved into 3SIS.

More Flight of the Gibbons photos can be found in the photo gallery.