I’m sitting on the porch of our bungalow in Chiang Dao. We are the only guests at Chiang Dao Hut. Lionel is inside reading, and our view is of a large mountain where you can find the famous Chiang Dao cave. And what can I hear echoing from the cave? ‘Hotel California’ by The Eagles. On full blast.
After contemplating and doing a lot of research on how to do Marocot cave by ourselves, we reluctantly decided to go for the 4 island tour from Trang. At 700baht each this wasn’t an easy nor cheap decision. In the bus we met a lovely Thai mother from Bangkok. She’s traveling with her son. We exchanged numbers and will do the motorbike ride to Marokot cave together tomorrow. Once we arrived at the ferry point, only I – because I’m white – had to pay the 200baht fine to get into the national park. It is now low season, however there was plenty of local tourists. I would have to…