Felix River Kwai
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Uit 1991! Matig onderhouden, maar nog steeds mooi!
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Wow, wat een dag weer... Op het moment dat ik dit blog type is het hier 18:00 uur. Ik heb net gezwommen in een van de zwembaden van mijn 'nieuwe' onderkomen en heb daarna een rondje van ca 30 minuten door de prachtige tuinen van het resort gedaan. Ik zit nu op mijn balkon van ca. 4 x 3, in de schaduw - het is ca 30 graden - met op de achtergrond …
Yesterday was our travel day and it started out at 0715 when we left our hotel in Chiang Mai for a flight back to Bangkok. The prearranged plan was for us to have Mr. Supoj, our trusted cabbie, pick us up on the flight arrival level. After about 20 minutes waiting outside in the humidity, heat and noise we still hadn't seen Mr. Supoj and Gretchen …
... br> But this didn't bother me. I was able to walk across the steel bridge and walk a little bit into the jungle on the other side. On the way back I met Bjoern and Anke (two Germans) and we walked around for a bit, visited a nearby (and brand new built from poured concrete) Chinese temple and had some really good food at a little shack.
Since the train was delayed on the way out and it was the same train that returned back to Bangkok I assumed the train was going ...
... on the floor. We got out and had a great breakfast under a patio in the tropic rain. The rain provided a slight breeze. I loved it. We are very near the Burmese border and headed for that. The bridge over the River Kwai [pronounce: kweê, which would translate to "water". Yep: "River of Water", which sounds far less exotic] is actually quite small. It's building took 17 months. The effective use till the British bombed it was 21 months. Thousands of POW's lost their lives, but also ...
... by him! :-)
Once the soap lather was completely washed out from his short fur coat, it was time to feed junior. Big chunks of cooked chicken meat were given in his mouth while he passed his tongue all over our hands and fingers. It must have been finger licking good! :-) And yes, I still have my five fingers, so does Michel!