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Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Kanchanaburi October 24th 2018

Tu som urobil chybu so zamienanim penez. Som zamenil malo resp bolo to dost na prezitie ale clovek si nemohol dovolit nic extra. Inak thajsko mi nema co ponuknut, i ked v kanchanaburi mi odporucali navstivit malo turisticky (?) Ubon Ratchathani. BANGKOK Tu som pobudol len kvoli zubarovi. Toto mesto neni pre mna nic extra. Z novych veci som navstivil akurat Benchakiti Park. Ten je fajn na relax. Ubytko Central guesthouse - dvojpostel, fan, share kupelka. Nic sa tu za tie roky nezmenilo, akurat tu bolo menej hosti. Cena 170b. Z nostalgie odporucam. KANCHANABURI Uplne skvele relaxacne mestecko pri rieke. Super nocny trh. Moznosti roznych moto vyletov. Skoda, ze mi nevyslo moc pocasie. Sem sa clovek fakt s radostou vracia i ked i tu je citit utoky turistov. Oproti minulajsku tu vyrastlo dost barov a nobl ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Kanchanaburi October 20th 2018

V noci zobudenie na silny dazd, ktory pokracoval aj rano. Ranajky teda v restike, ktora otvarala az od 10.00. Dal som si ryzovu polievku so shrimy. Bola ok, len prilohy bolo malo, len 4ks. Jedna stara baba, moja susedka aj s dvoma dedovcami, tez susedi, ma volali si prisadnut ale to som odmietol. Prakticky cele doobedie len na terase, bo prsalo. Na obed vybehnutie na vojensky cintorin odlovit kesku, to sa nepodarilo. Pri cintorine odstavene 3busy turistov ale z vozidiel vyslo mozno tak 20ludi, ostatny fotili len cez sklo. Ti co vysli von robili rozne pozi pri hroboch. Fakt zadny respekt. Za cintorinom kupujem kusok kurata, to mi nasekali, dali omacku a malu ryzu. To zjedenie v prijemnom prostredi ubytka. Tak nakonec je vsetko po starom a da sa ist aj k rieke a na fajn ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Kanchanaburi July 27th 2018

A railway very much connected with a bridge, a brother very much connected to a brother and a market very much connected to a train Thailand is a large country and there are hundreds of places we would like to visit throughout the country. There was no way for us to squeeze in more than a handful of those on this trip. Bangkok was an obvious first choice since we flew in and out of there. We wrote about most of the places we visited in Bangkok in our previous blog entry. Here we are going to write about the other places in Thailand we went to. Samut Songkram Bangkok is big, chaotic, noisy and is far from being the most beautiful place in the world. We wanted to see a tiny bit more of what ... read more
Chang and Eng Bunker statue
Former Bunker brothers museum
Phra Ram Ratchaniwet

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Kanchanaburi December 24th 2017

booked a tour to the death railway as it is called here. The tour picked us up at our hotel in Bangkok along with 8 additional people from there hotels. A couple hours later we were taken to the war memorial in Kanchanaburi to view prisoner barracks and the history of the construction of the railroad from Thailand to Burma. Marie an I took the tour long tail boat up the river to the railroad bridge. There we all boarded a train to the end of the line near the Miramar border. Had a nice lunch and were dropped off at our 5 star Dheva Mantra Hotel back in Kanchanaburi. The movie bridge is misleading as there were 2 bridges side by side. both were bombed a couple times and rebuilt by the Japanese with prisoner ... read more
Boat trip up Kwai river
Original railroad hacked out of the mountainside
Dheva Mantra hotel room

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Kanchanaburi December 19th 2017

Ok so in the unlikely event that anyone was waiting with bated breath for the rest of my blog entries I do apologise. When we got to Phuket the laptop got stolen by the kids and plugged into the television so that they could watch movies in the evenings, which didn't give me any blogging time. But I did make lots of notes and I was determined to finish this thing, so although we are long since home, I am going to try and finish out our last 2 weeks and add all our photos in so that this remains a good record of our trip. I have just been reading some of the posts and I really wish I had done this while things were still fresher, but here it goes, I shall do my ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Kanchanaburi December 18th 2017

Day 13 - ok so it's all catching up with me a bit! I woke up when the alarm went off feeling really crusty. In no way up for a full day tour with a group of other tourists, so Todd went and saw reception to cancel. It cost us 30% of the tour cost, but it was worth it for the sleep in. Todd came back to bed and we crashed back out until 10:30. It was great! I woke up feeling better, but not wonderful, so we lazed around for a while longer then got all our laundry and stuff together from the past 2 weeks. We discovered that we can send the laundry out for 50 baht a kilo.....yes......this is amazing! We bagged it all up and Todd and Kalyb dropped it off ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Kanchanaburi December 17th 2017

Day 12 - Ok so this day didn't start out too well for me. 12 days in and I have had to say hello to my first hangover, courtesy of all the riverside cocktails last night! I was not in the best way. I laid in bed while Todd was in the shower wishing for death.....or if not death, at least for the panadol and berocca to kick in quickly! Todd took the boys down to breakky while I tried to get ready and compose myself lol. I came down for breakky and Todd had ordered me an omelette......I sooooo wasn't keen for eggs! I nibbled on my toast and chugged down some water and then it was time to get going! Today we were heading to the Sai Yok Noi Waterfall, the Hin Dat Hot ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Kanchanaburi December 16th 2017

Day 11 - So today we are heading to Kanchanaburi, which is home to the River Kwai and the famous bridge that crosses it. I had planned on us taking the train from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, which uses sections of the original death railway itself, but for some reason everyone we meet in Thailand strongly discourages using the trains......this is proably because they are trying to get our business for himself or his brother or his Auntie's Cousin's half sister Pete, and taking the train doesn't get our baht into the driver economy. Regardless of this, the people we have spoken too have generally made good arguments against the train, it's slow and uncomfortable and often late/delayed. Anyway, we got up and packed our stuff, ready to leave the Shanghai Mansion and upon checkout, the porter ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Kanchanaburi November 16th 2017

During the second world war, the Japanese forces in Rangoon needed constant supplies. At first, the were supplied by ships, going around the Thailand/myanmar/singapore/Birma landmass, But that system just didn't hold, when the allies got their ships, aircraft carriers and troops in. The alternative, that the brits had worked out earlier, was to build a railroad, connecting Thailand to Birma. Due to huge costs, number of people involved, the difficulty getting material to the places they need to be and some infrastructural problems, the Brits rightly tossed the plans. Then, the Japanese captured Singapore and got 85.000 British prisoners of war, and some thousands ofother nationalities (about 5000 dutch). High command didn't like to be responsible for so many pow's. It would be good if there were less. Apart from that, they needed the railway. So, ... read more
First cut-out
Rocks fall, everyone dies
A view to a kill

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Kanchanaburi November 15th 2017

Hi! Time to tell you about Kanchanaburi. K is a largish city west of Bangkok. Highlights here, are the Erewan falls, The bridge over the river Kwai (including relevant sites and museums) and a few temples and other musea. As I had some time to kill, waiting for you passport to arrive, I did them all. Let's start with that final thing, my passport.. It arrived in the mail, today! That was a relief :) Still, one can do a lot without a passport :) I was even able to rent a scooter with my passport copy, after trying a few shops. Met some cool people as well - Thanks for the good times, Claire, Florance, Rebecca, Judith, Simon, Yurena and British-guy-who-has-been-here-before-and-knows-about-tigers-and-languages. Our hostel is very close to the night market,so it was easy to get ... read more
The post package
One of the police officers. I sent flowers as thanks for the help with the phone and passport
My scooter here




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