Monkey Attack! An Illustrated Tale

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Inspired by a true experience at Koh Lanta National Park in Thailand.

Out of the woods comes a monkey. Simon says "Hey, what a cute little monkey!"

The monkey is looking in Simon's bag. Simon says: "Er, excuse me Mr Monkey but I would be most grateful if you didn't try stealing my stuff while I'm sitting right here.

The monkey looks innocent and asks with an "Ook?" if Simon is talking to him. Realising he is, he launches into a psychotic rage with an "EEEEEEKKK!"

Simon sees the angry Monkey and screams "Rabies!" in a panic as the monkey comes at him Manga style.

As the sun sets behind them, we see the monkey leaping towards a defensive Simon.

The monkey bites hard into Simon's arm as he screams "Aaarrggghhh!"

The monkey runs off along the beach, leaving a bloody and defeated Simon leaning against a tree.

Erin finds Simon lying against the tree. Simon: "I don't think I'm going to make it. You have to go on without me...Just consider becoming a nun, 'kay?"

Erin carries Simon to the hospital. Erin: "Not so fast, hero. I need you to keep the website running. So, tell me again how something one-fifth your size defeated you?" Simon: "Wurgle."

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40 Comments (2 pingbacks)

  1. I was a little nervous with the skittering little devils in Kathmandu. Glad everything turned out OK and no rabies. I JUST discovered this blog and it’s really driving me crazy now as I probably have 5 years before I can leave the US behind for Thailand! Well, I’ll just have to take a couple of weeks vacation and check it out before 2015!

    Thanks for a WONDERFUL, informative, inspirational and FUNNY site. I especially enjoy the good-natured digs at Simon as I’m a drifter who isn’t anywhere near completing this journey or figuring out what I’m supposed to be doing – must be my only-child nature to want it all? lol…

    Take care and THANKS for helping me decide the nomad life is NOT too crazy or beyond my reach.

    (somewhere near Boston on my houseboat under 2 feet of snow and -20F with the wind chill)

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  2. We were on Monkey Island in Halong Bay, Vietnam, and my boyfriend made the mistake of offering a monkey the Oreo half without the cream… it chased him down the beach!

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