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Travel Blogs from Kanchanaburi
... Over at one of the shops I showed Charlie a pic of the ‘Two Kings’; a photo of Elvis Presley and the current King in 1960.
A little bit of light shopping in the area and we went back over the BRK dodging tourists and vendors alike. We made a few purchases of Onyx at a local shop and then broke ranks back to our rooms in order to have some R&R and refresh the batteries for a night out back at the BRK.
Out to dinner at the ...
... and pack out by basketful put in ore wagons, and
Standing at the top of a look out and looking down at the little people in the bottom help
you realize just how large a task this project was.
Poignant, moving , seeing the drill marks, and a drill bit , drilled by hammer and punch type
tools to place dynamite then blown up, and all rock moved by hand.
Then on to a cave by a wooden trestle , The trestle ...
... in World War II had to go through. They constructed a railway track from Burma to Thailand (415km) in only 20 months under some horrific conditions. We got to walk through the Hellfire Pass-it's a section of rock the POW's had to cut through by hand and build the railway track through it. It was given it's name as it was thought to have been as hot as hell while working there. it was extremely interesting and also shocking to see it all and what awful things the POW's were subjected to ...
... The volunteer I'm working with (Kathleen) washes the others. Once they are clean we put them in cat boxes and transfer them to their play enclosures by reception, they will spend the day here so customers can pay to feed them and play with them. The first time I went into the cub's cage... I got scratched and bitten a lot! I didn't expect them to jump all over me and they were so lively, I had one clung on to each leg, another trying to bite my bum and the others were trying ...
Although we had a pretty intense few days learning about the history of Kanchanaburi, it was one of the highlights of the trip for us as we learnt a lot about one aspect of the war that doesn't get as much coverage at home and we knew nothing about before. Travel broadens the mind...... Oh God we're so ...