Saturday, April 16, 2011


When we were in Krabi, Thailand, recently we went to a cave full of monkeys.  Here's what we saw:

The person guarding the cave

There was a Mineral contest going on at the nearby hot spring.  It looked like Fluoride won*.

*That's not the case of course: the signboard was supposed to tell you the  Mineral Content of the hot spring water.

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Lo said...

Charming monkeys, but I just can't stand the not-knowing any longer............
What does Durian taste like?

Adina West said...

Love that baby monkey. So, so cute...

David L Macaulay said...

glad to see you are progressing well with the A-Z challenge; a monkey cave is pretty exotic

Wan Sharif said...

Mm.. did you say Flouride entered the contest?..
cute monkeys..

Grandpa said...

Lo, it depends on who you ask - most of my Asian friends and I will say the taste is heavenly - custard like with a tinge of almond; there will be mixed reactions from westerners - while Anthony Bourdain adores it Andrew Zimmern finds it disgusting. The prove is in the pudding?

Adina, yes, and the mother is so protective over it;

I'm not doing too badly David considering it coincides with the durian season which is an extremely busy time for me;

Wan, actually I was making fun of a spelling error - see if you can spot it ;)

L'Aussie said...

Hi Grandpa, these are as weird as, but aren't they cute? Great pics.


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Akelamalu said...

We went to a monkey forest in Bali and the monkeys were very tame - I guess they just got used to all the visitors.

Anonymous said...

Very cute baby monkey. I've never heard of a monkey cave before. I love caves. That would make a great setting for a book don't you think?

Grandpa said...

L'Aussie - quite weird. Btw Denise, your url doesn't come out the way you want it to, I think.

Yes, and there must be hundreds of them running and hanging around.

Catherine, yes, esp if they are deep and dark and with multiple tunnels, each leading to separate adventures...

Grandpa said...

Nobody had picked up the spelling error on the signboard, so I've updated the post with an explanation :)

Joylene Butler said...

The monkeys are adorable, the guy guarding them not so much. He looks hard.

I've only ever seen monkeys at the zoo. Seen my share of moose, elk, bears, foxes, loons, eagles, beavers, muskrats, otters, swans, ... I better quit. Had no idea the list was this long.

Have a terrific weekend, Grandpa.

Brooke Rousseau said...

Gorgeous photos! Enjoy that mineral contest.

Talli Roland said...

Cute, cute monkeys!

M Pax said...

Love the sign :) And, the monkeys are really cute.

Grandpa said...

Joylene, a person cast in stone is normally hard - but I guess you know that already. The monkeys here are free roam, mix freely with visitors, and even climb on their shoulders if allowed to.
You too have a great weekend and week ahead Joylene.

Brooke, thanks. I'm glad you did.

Talli, yes they are cute - and quite tame.

M PAX - welcome to The Farm!

Akelamalu - my response after Denise's above was for you!

Michael Di Gesu said...

HI, Grandpa,

I made it over... the monkeys are adorable! Beautiful pics of the farm and monkeys.

I'm glad you have an amazing life on the farm. Thanks for sharing it with us!


Grandpa said...

Michael! So glad you made it. Thanks for stopping by. Please make yourself at home and browse around.