Travel Blogs from Kanchanaburi
à 06h45 après une bonne nuit dans une chambre de rêve avec vue de
rêve et terrasse de rêve... Seule la météo est capricieuse, mais
ce que l'on va vivre vaut bien une pluie. On retrouve nos amis
suisses avec qui on fait une petite marche jusqu'à Ganesha park.
Petit dej, puis on enfile nos pantalons spéciaux éléphants
a plu toute la nuit, et ce matin, c'est nettement mieux. On ne se
presse pas. Il nous faut prendre un minibus pour aller vers l'ouest,
dans une guesthouse où vivent des éléphants en liberté, au bord
d'un lac. On peut presque apercevoir la Birmanie au loin. Après
avoir payé la chambre ( on ne comprend pas très bien la …
... going in a bit of a swampy area which seemed to nearly engulf the elephant for a while. Alas, he was fine and when we fully surfaced he reached back with his hairy trunk, asking for payment for going in the water via bananas, which he knew I had a bunch of. I happily agreed and we plodded on whilst he munched the last bunch.
After getting back in the minivan we soon arrived at the legendary Damneon ...
... before our minibus arrived. We reflected on how much we liked the quiet town of Kanchanaburi and how three nights in the town has reignited our zest for travelling. Granted, it doesn't have the energy of Bangkok or the picturesque beaches of Phi Phi, but it does have culture and a real story which our itinerary has been lacking over the last few weeks. With culture at the top of our travel destination priority list, we boarded the bus bound for World Heritage Site ...
... tigers off their chains and walked half the tigers into an enclosure. They left about 5 tigers for the tourists to walk with, on a leash, down to the canyon. They split us up into 5 groups and each of us got a chance to walk the tiger down to the canyon. I was (un)fortunate enough to get my picture with the tiger while he was marking his territory. The volunteers didn’t find my “can’t I let him pee first” protests as amusing as my friends and ...