Jungles and waterfalls - the day Alex went swimming with the fishes
04:03pm, Wednesday 17 October 2012
Guest post by Ronja Bagling
Today has been absolutely amazing! We have been in the jungle!
We went with the guests on the tours today again and visited a nature reserve with a waterfall called Namtok Plieu. When we got there we were met by the best sign I've ever seen, it said ″Nature is Treasure″ it is so true! For me, this day was a great treasure that I will always carry with me.
Outside the nature reserve we bought long green beans to feed the fish in the jungle with, then we started to hike into the jungle, I cannot really describe in words how beautiful it was! But I will try :)
We walked up to the edge of the water and saw lots of black carp, so we sat down and dipped green beans in the water. When it looked like the whole river began to boil! The fishes did their best to get as much food as possible, they jumped and splashing everywhere to trying to reach the food. It looked very cool, it didnā€t feel real.
After a while our Faasai guide told us that we have to save some of the beans because there were bigger fish further up. So we walked on through the incredibly green forest. It felt like I was in a movie, I've never seen anything like this before!
After a while up popped a huge waterfall in front of us, a bit hidden in the greenery. There were the bigger fish, the black carp. With laughter from both guests and us we fed all these hungry fishes, there must have been at least a thousand of them! It looked like it anyway.
Sura, our guide from Faasai, told us that we could take a bathe in the waterfall with the fishes if we wanted. Unfortunately I had no bathing suit with me, but Alex jumped in, the water bubbled around him due to all the fishes who were curious of him. The rest of us stood on the ″beach″ and looked at him - then one of us got the brilliant idea to throw beans at Alex in the water. And so we did. We had a good laugh when the fish almost flew out of the water and crashed into Alex.
After a while it was time for us to go back to the bus, to go to the next place.
Remember this all my readers - ″nature is treasure″!