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Travel Blogs from Kanchanaburi
... it's quite an experience in itself! It's very local, there's no air-con so the windows and doors are left wide open the whole way, and the ceiling is lined with rotating fans! We were dripping with sweat but just kept laughing at each other at how funny the bus was! When we got to the gates of the park at the foot of a mountain (about 500 meters from a little village/market) we realised we had forgot to get money out from the ATM! So we had no money to get in ...
... without water, sunscreen, or even shoes. Jason said it and I agree that was one of the most impactful days of the trip so far as we learned of the terror these "slaves" had to endure. It only happened 70 years ago, so it wasn't we were learning about a piece of history from hundreds of years ago. During our walk, we'd see the odd piece of wood or nail that was an original from the time the railways was being built. It was also very impactful for us ...
... to me. And what do you think I did? I did nothing else than held my breath in…. Hehehe! I definitely didn’t want to distract them! It was mind-blowing! And no, I wasn’t scared at all. Each one of us had a trainer who stood right next to us to oversee everything! So now you know! :-)
The courtyard also had pools ...
... we had them.
After leaving their home, we traveled to Bangkok where we caught a bus (if you want to call it that) to Kanchanaburi! The ride was hilarious because we were scrunched in the back of basically a large van, with a bunch of other people who spoke not one word of English, a driver who appeared to care less about us and a piece of paper with something in Thai scribbled on it from Clark's relative Edie who didn't speak ...
... and vintage crockery. Full of such charm and the only visible English sign was a black board bearing the daily specials of Sukhothai curry and mango juice. The people were so welcoming and it really felt like we were in their front room. Overrun with so many western visitors, the owners simply present you with a sheet of paper with translated dishes and you simply tick which one you would like! In true kitsch style there was also coffee mate on the ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking