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Thailand-Travelogue  |  Travel time: September 2005 - July 2006  |  by marc and nora L.

THAILAND: RIVER KWAI - KANCHANABURI

DAY 3:

At Last!!!...a successful tuk tuk ride to the bus station and we boarded the bus for Kanchanaburi to see the River Kwai. Its sooo cheap here to travel by bus and this 3hr journey cost £1 each. The allied PoW cemetry was very nice as far as cemetries go. Right next to the cemetry there is a new memorial museum commemorating those who lost their lives building the Thai-Burma railway line during WWII. This place was really interesting and definitely worth a visit. We got speaking with the guy from Oz who set the place up and his mate gave a us a ride in his pick-up truck to the bridge over the river kwai. Bridge was good to see and you can actually walk across it if you can manage to dodge the hundreds of Japanese tourists moving along it's length. There is a central walkway 1m wide bewteen the tracks and pretty much nothing else so one false move and you're swimming in the Kwai. That's of course if the train doesn't get you first...yes the bridge is actually still active and in use!!!

THE Bridge over the River Kwai (Nora, Dave & Louise)

THE Bridge over the River Kwai (Nora, Dave & Louise)

Forget the dynamite....there's a bloody train coming!!!

Forget the dynamite....there's a bloody train coming!!!

© marc and nora L., 2005
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Hello - 5 more days!!! On the 12th of September we are setting off! Our plan is to travel round the world for a period of 10 months. 1st stop: Thailand (1 month) and cambodia 2nd stop: Via Singapore (overland) to Australia where we plan to stay for approximately 4-5 months. 3rd stop: New Zealand (2 months) (north and south island) 4th stop: South America (approx. 3 months) (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and if time and money allows we might visit costa rica)
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Start of journey: Sep 12, 2005
Duration: 11 months
End of journey: Jul 31, 2006
Travelled countries: world-wide
United Kingdom
Thailand
Malaysia
Cambodia
Singapore
Australia
Australia & Pacific
New Zealand
South America
Chile
Argentina
Bolivia
Peru
Ecuador
Canada
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marc and nora L. is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 15 years.
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