I’m going to be away camping next week! 😀
Next week I will be heading off to Khao Yai National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. It’s one of the most famous national parks
in Thailand, and it’s the annual tradition here at my school that whenever a class reaches a certain grade level they are packed off in vans and sent to do a week of camping in Khao Yai. (By the way, in Thai Khao Yai simply means ‘Big Forest’ or ‘Big Hill’).
The big thing is that I’ve never really done ‘serious’ camping at all in my life. And here I define ‘serious camping’ (taken from the Ken Dictionary):
Serious camping (see-RYUZ KAM-ping) is when you camp with a tent, start a fire, eat marshmallows and fight with tigers in a dark forest.
Of course, this sounds rather like the scenes depicted in my novel Revolution: Rise of Darkness, and so I’m hoping that this residential trip will help me get more ideas for editing my novel. Anyway, back to the point. I’m still very much in the dark about:
- Pitching tents
- How to fight a tiger
- What national park bathrooms will be like
- Proper hiking procedures
Note that national park bathrooms are particularly interesting for me. I hope that they’re not going to be like Chinese toilets. I don’t mean to be racist, but from what I’ve heard Chinese bathrooms are rather awful, especially if you go to the more rural areas. (Search for ‘Chinese toilets’ on YouTube if you’d like to learn more about this). Anyway, I’m pretty sure that it’s not going to be like that (or at least I feel very strongly that my hope will come true).
I’m not going to have any internet connection, however. Therefore, I’m going to be scheduling a short story and a Revolution chapter to be posted on this blog while I’m away. And wait, this brings me to another point. I’m going to live without internet connection for five days.
No internet connection.
No internet connection for five days.
Alright. I’ve got to go now. I have homework to finish up before the trip.