Friday, October 25, 2013

New website design

Our new, completely redesigned website is now online at http://paddleasia.com

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sea Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay - off the beaten path



We will show you stunning parts of Phang Nga Bay without having to deal with the thundering masses that also visit the bay. The areas where we go are just as pretty, if not more so. For more info see http://paddleasia.com/destinations/phang_nga.htm


Monday, October 14, 2013

Thailand Hiking and Mountaineering Adventures






For the more hardcore adventurist, both Khao Sok and Phang Nga Province offers endless opportunities. Basically, we can pick a creek and start climbing. Sometimes this ends up being quite challenging. It always ends up being a beautiful experience.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Stick Insect Facts


Stick insects (Phasmids) can change color to match their environment. They also change color if they eat certain plants. This particular one most likely at a plant that made the color change. 

Interesting facts: there are about 2,500 known species of stick insects in the world.

Stick Insects are parthenogenetic. That means the females doesn't need a male to lay fertile eggs. 

999 out of 1,000 stick insects are female!

Stick insects have both suckers and claws on their feet, so they can walk on vertical surfaces as well as upside down.

To see more cool insects from Thailand, go to http://thailand-adventure.com/insect-images.htm  Follow the links to many other galleries.


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Phang Nga Hiking Trails


One of the least known secret spots for incredible old growth jungle is Phang Nga Province. The jungle here is as good as anywhere in Southeast Asia! There are endless varieties of trails and options, from extremely easy jaunts through the jungle, to mild adventures, to extremely challenging mountain climbing. To read more, check out http://thaiwildorchids.com/hiking-itinerary.html

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Rattan Palm flowers and jungle survival information


These are Rattan (palm) flowers. Rattan is a superb plant for jungle survival applications. The core is edible. This is a good source of carbohydrates with some fat (oil) content for energy as well. The shoots of many species are edible. The thin 'tendrils' can grow a meter a day under ideal conditions. Tendrils also make excellent cordage.  Flexible Rattan is wonderful for building shelters too.