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Jan 19, 2009 - Kanchanaburi & The Tiger Temple

Sharon Thailand people are very pet friendly. Everyone it seems has at least one dog, cat, or fish if not all three. One pet stood out to me, tigers. Well the monkeys were pretty cool too but let’s talk about the tigers, since they were much more interesting. Today we went to the Tiger Temple. It is like a shelter for animals that are sick or just have nowhere to go. It started out when the villagers gave an injured jungle fowl to the monks. Then some peacocks followed the calls of the fowls to the monastery. A few months later an injured...

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Nov 10, 2008 - Happy 10 month Anniversary to me!

Can't believe I am at this landmark already. Time goes faster than when working I think. I deserve another little vacation from my vacation to celebrate I think. Great how the next place I am going is Hua Inn where Pacer of Luxembourg Ecosse bar fame has a bar:)) I believe there are a couple (The Britons) over from Lux just now as well. Should be good:)

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Oct 25, 2008 - Kanchanaburi

Thursday I made my way to Kanchanaburi which west Thailand. Being back in Thailand has made me quickly remember that some of them especially taxi drivers will try and rip you off. Within a couple of hours they were trying to get me to see how much I would pay and when I told them I pay what the metre says they get really funny about driving you. Vietnam and Cambodia the people are so honest, I always thought it would be the other way as Thailand is more Tourist based. So far I prefere them to Thailand. Kanchanaburi is a small town but the...

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Oct 11, 2008 - Kanchanaburi, and the Bridge over the River Kwai

After a long night on a bus, a quick 5am journey across Bangkok, and another 2 hours on a bus, we made it to Kanchanaburi in time to joined our Tahetian friends, Frank and Sandra, for breakfast :). We last saw them in Vilcabamba in Ecuador, so it was great to meet up again! Bamboo House, where we stayed, was beautiful and peaceful, just down the river from the famous River Kwai Bridge (which we could see from our balcony), and home to three gorgeous 3-month-old kittens. We spent our first afternoon there drifting down the river in kayaks...

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Jul 29, 2008 - Thailand - Kanchanaburi

The trip to Kanchanaburi - our next stop - was almost too easy. A taxi to the out-of-town Bangkok bus station, an English-speaking ticket seller, a fixed ticket price, and a bus leaving within 15 minutes - someone must have been smiling down on us! We caught a local public bus as opposed to a backpacker one - which left directly from the hotels in the city - as we'd read they are safer and more reliable. Ours was certainly comfy enough, complete with air conditioning, and it was nice to be the only Westerners on the bus. The two hour...

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Jul 11, 2008 - Kanchanaburi

Sa wa di ca. That means hello in Thai. Well now after a whirlwind of 2 days I am back in Bangkok. I don't think I have ever done so much within 48 hours in my life. But it has been amazing. I can see why the name of the country used to be Siam, meaning "land of the smiles". It's all so colorful and the people are all so nice. On our way to the province of Kancanaburi we went to the Dannosensadiiak floating market. You hire a boat and the rower takes you down these canals that are lined with little shops that you tell them to stop and they...

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Jun 30, 2008 - Kanchanaburi - Thailand "The Bridge over the River Kwai"

Kanchanaburi - Thailand “The Bridge over the River Kwai” On our last day in Thailand we had scheduled a day trip to visit two sights yet unseen. One was to see the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai, located in Kanchanaburi about a two hour drive from Bankok. We had to get an early start for the van was to pick us up at 6:30 a.m. from our hostel (Karen House). The children were not pleased to have to get up at the crack of dawn but did it without to much complaining. The first 45 minutes on the van was spent winding through the busy...

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Jun 29, 2008 - Kanchanaburi Night at By de river

This past weekend, I went to great place with my friend, she took me there to have dinner. Oh! wow!! it is fantastic place in the evening. It looked like, I was on the beach, but you know it just along the Kwai river, not too far from the River Kwai Bridge. I love it. Thank you my friend who took me to see beautiful sunset. We spent time to chit-chat for while and at night it also good. I felt spirit of the Kwai river because the natural sound started to call out my emotion touching with it. Imagine!! sit there have dinner with someone...

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Jun 27, 2008 - The Tiger Temple and the River Kuai - Kanchanaburi

Today I took another 6:30 am bus. This time to Kanchanaburi. I am staying in Kanchanaburi for one night at a guest house called Sam's House. My room is a bungalow that looks over the River Kwai. It is very beautiful. When I upload photos I will try to make this one them. My first stop today was the the WWII cemetery. This cemetery was built for all the POW's who were forced by the Japanese solders to build the "The Death Railway" all the way from Thailand to Burma. After that I took a trip to the Tiger Temple. This place was amazing!! I...

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South East Asia Trip

May 5, 2008 - Kanchanaburi

It was a really rough start for all of us...no sleep! It made for a really quiet breakfast and sleep time for our 2 hour drive to Kanchanaburi for a visit to the world famous bridge over the river Kwai. Once we got there the scenery was great as it was set with a lot of greenery with limestone Hills set on the rivers edge. Some history for ya...during the second world war Kanchanaburi was the site of a massive prison camp run by the Japanese. Allied prisoners were forced to build a railway over the river Kwai amd into Burma. We visited the...

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Mar 1, 2008 - Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Kanchanaburi and area are sites consisting of memorials and museums of World War 2 and in particular the building of the railway linking Thailand and Burma. The Japanese used POW`s from England, Australia, the US, Holland, Thailand as well as Asian labourers to build this railway which has been nicknamed `The railway of death`. Thousands of people died in the construction of the railway and bridges. We spent the morning at hellfire pass - hiked down into the jungle and walked along remains of the railway that ran through. It`s hard to...

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Feb 22, 2008 - Kanchanaburi

We were up at 6 this morning to catch the mini bus to Kanchanaburi which took 2 hours, 1st stop was the war cemetry, The place was immaculate all the graves were polished, the flowers and grass well maintained, its nice to see that the people that died building the railway were so well respected !! We were then karted off to the war museum, which was near the bridge over the River Kwai. This was great for me(katy) as i didn't really know what any of it was about.. but now i'm an expert lol! The bridge was unbelievable, unfortunately there...

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