surface, it is not too hard or too soft, just the right texture. Its as smooth as satin, the earth under the sun is much more warm than the one in shade, it could have been soaking with iced cold.
This is the only one day trek where you could have luxury accomodation after finishing it. I mean, if you book a trek in row for 2 or 3 days. A decent, newly decorated hotel is located next to the cave with a mumuring stream, the room facilities are similar to the hotels with 3 star standard rooms.
I encountered an eccentric snake in the jungle a few times. It is called "green bamboo leaf snake", when I pointed out the meditative snake that sat right in the middle of a cluster of red flowers to Jenny, she said that she is very afraid of snakes. She took about 10 minutes to overcome her snake-phobia, Christoph tried to drive it away, it won‘t move at all. Finally we left and continued our trek without disturbing its meditation.
The second time I was scared out of my wits by the same type snake, I was picking up a leaf that was shaped like a dagger. I wanted to pick up the second one but all of a sudden I saw the snake coiled on the leaves, the distance between my fingers and the snake was nearly zero, my frighten shriek must have been woken up all the spirits in the whole jungle. ED said I also made an unmistakable coming anouncement to the Yao village with my shriek. After the three of us passed the snake cautiously, ED used a dry twig and played with it mischievously, surprisingly, it won’t run away like the other sensitive snakes.Its attitude was relatively close to a"leave me alone, please!" It happyily remainded in its ruminating pose .