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Oct 29, 2004 - The River Kwai

So I've been hanging out at the river Kwai. Actually sleeping on it, in a floating guest house. It's cool, but every once in a while these crazy party barges float by with karyoke and other good music, and cause the room to rock. No, I didn't make one of the party barges, but they have these boats spin them in circles. But you know if I was on one of them, karyoke in thailand would have taken a huge step up! Also, I went on a bike ride on a bike that probably was my grandpa's at some point and went to this temple where you climbed these...

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Oct 20, 2004 - Bridge on the River Kwai

Today we took a day trip to Kanchanaburi, a small city in western Thailand towards the Myanmar border. This city is famous as the site of the Bridge on the River Kwai and the imfamous Death Railway built with the forced labour of tens of thousands of Allied POWs and hundreds of thousands of Asian slaves under the direction of the Imperial Japanese Army during WWII. This is one of the places in Thailand that I had most wanted to visit but didn't think we would fit into this trip. I am very glad we did. It was nearly a 3 hour drive each way...

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Aug 4, 2004 - Bridge on the River Kwai

Exhausted already we took an overnight bus to Bangkok and then an early morning connection to here! Kanchanaburi, 2 hours west of Bangkok. We will be here for around 6 days before heading back to Bangkok to meet Julian, my brother. There is so much to do here and loads of historical sites in the are. We visited the Allied War Cemetery today. There are two cemeteries with the allied POWs who died in captivity in WWII. It was really emotional reading the tributes and poems on the grave stones. We wandered around the town and over to the River...

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