The Legacy River Kwai
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... completed in August 1943.
After it was built 30000 Pows were kept in camps to maintain the tracks.
There was little food. and meat was scarce. When meat did come it was often spoiled with
maggots and the Japanese would throw it in a pit and bury it.
The POWs would dig it up at night cook it and skim off the maggots.
The prisoners were ...
... were used to and the biggest probably about 20 inch long. Not something I fancied sucking on my feet, it felt uncomfortable and I didn't fancy loosing my foot. Nonetheless the locals didn't mind and just made us look like whimps. Oh well. We still had a great time and enjoyed hiking through the top tiers where monkeys were swinging through the trees and we could relax at the edge of the waterfall pools. We took the same journey ...
... was. It was then, for reasons still unknown to me, that he swiftly pulled a paperback from a large bunch of books and shoved it rather too close to my face. It was a copy of the novel and I was trying to listen to what Keith was saying, but I was transfixed that somehow, someone - had superimposed his photo onto the cover in between Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. He thought it was completely normal - I didn't - so I said, "Bye Keith" and did an Alan Partridge-esque escape similar ...
... get out. The contestants then stood in a glass cubical, with judges voting either A or B. The loser got flour dumped on their head - no surprise the girls with the loose hips never lost.
2 ½ hours later we were in Kanchanaburi. The heat here is distinctively different from Bangkok; it’s hot, but the humidity is a lot lower. Seeking shelter under trees in the shade in 39-degree heat here meant you actually felt some relief; in Bangkok however, the humidity clung to ...
The area is very beautiful and peaceful, you really wouldn't think such horrors happened here from the beauty and the lovely people that live here.
The wider province offers forests and caves to explore, and beautiful waterfalls which where all very beautiful and got to visit by motor bike around the area. Like large giant Buddhas in the middle of local villages. We also got a bit ...