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... of Sarah, Siva and Kevin to prepare our trip to Sri Lanka. Finding out which are the optimal dates to fly, arrange the visas, find some places to stay and examine a little how we are going to move around. The intention was to also study the budget and expenses a little but we came short of time. Normally we would depart to Sri Lanka on Tuesday already but because this weekend we didn't come to preparing the trip, we have to postpone the departure until Thursday. Sri Lanka is ...
... to work and men literally dropped dead while working. It was estimated it would take 5 years to build the railway but it was basically completed in 18 months which shows how hard they were made to work. The original bridge was half blown up by the americans during the war and was built out of wet untreated wood so the Bridge there today is not the original one. The Bridge Over The river Kwai has been made famous by the book written by Pierre Boulle and there was a ...
... a ton of
water, showered off, and then the hunger hit us. We realized we hadn't had a decent meal since we left Austin!The urge to go exploring the streets for authentic Thai cusine was impossible to resist, so we did some research and found a prime spot in the Yarowat District (aka "China Town"--think any China town you've ever been to, then multiply it by like a billion...) the place we decided to eat at was called ...
... destination. He was dodging in and out of fellow road users in what turned out to be a futile attempt to reaffirm his dominance. We arrived at ETZ to find we'd been beaten. The disappointment was on a par with that being experienced by Manchester United fans this season. He was distraught, bless him. I think the moral of the story is something like 'slow and steady wins the race'. The winner was pretty smug as he took off with his winnings. Everyone loves an ...
Boarding in an hour folks :)
Asia has been amazing.
In no particular order...
Top 3 places:
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Hoi An,Vietnam (Venice of the East)
Angkor Wat temples, Cambodia
Top 3 experiences:
Snorkelling in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Travelling down Vietnam on motorbike (well...back of one!)
Looking forward to my next ...