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Jan 9, 2015 - 9th and 10th January Kwai and Erawan Falls

9th January 2015 Today, we firstly went to Kanchanaburi and visited the war museum. Just outside there was the cemetary. Just went to the entrance but as we don't have anyone buried there, we didn't go looking at the gravestones. The museum was ok, but no one spoke English so it wasn't as informative as it could have been. Yes, we're in Thailand but this is a museum mainly visited by English speaking peoples so surely there should be someone to speak English. Also, no leaflets. After we'd visited the museum, we walked around the perimeter...

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Nov 20, 2006 - Bangkok, Thailand -- Land Of Smiles

I left Dublin and my awesome "new" friends there behind. I picked my Mother's birthday for my departure date because I miss her and it seemed like an auspicious day to finally go to Asia. I was freezing my ass in Ireland because I'm not used to the cold anymore. I like it that way because it means I'm giving to myself what I told myself I would - mountains, warm climates, beaches and inspiring new places. I'm a little worried that I may never be able to give up this life of seeing the world. I'm addicted to the thrill of new places, amazing...

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Nov 11, 2006 - Ponte do Rio Kwai e Tiger Temple

Depois de meses atualizando o site, acho que Rê e Saulo estão um pouco cansados de escrever, por isso me colocaram (Davi) pra relatar o dia de hoje também. Mas talvez também por que quando resolvi vir pra Tailândia com meu pai, meio que fiz uma exigência a respeito do nosso cronograma de viagem: visitar o Tiger Temple, isto é, o Templo dos Tigres. E essa foi uma das atividades do dia. Como já está virando rotina (para desespero do Saulo), acordamos cedo, engolimos alguma coisa que chamamos de café da manhã e tomamos nossa van para as...

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Sep 26, 2006 - Kanchangaburi

We got picked up after lunch (at Sugar Cane Guest House where we are staying) and were driven avout 40 kilometres to the Tiger Temple. We walked a canyon where there was a great lomg que to see about eight varying sized tigers. We went one at a time to have photos taken with you patting the tiger. we were able to pat five.It was quite un nerving being that close to the man eating beast. This was a bit of a tourist trap, but it is not every day you get to see a tiger up close and personal! After we had had our photos taken we walked around...

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Aug 19, 2006 - Bangkok Day 2

Up very early today as we had to meet the bus at 6.15am for a pick up to travel to the Bridge over the River Kwai. The city is already very busy at this time of the morning with many people out and about on the streets. Our first stop was the Death Railway Museum and this took about a two and a half hours of travelling time to reach. The museum depicts the way life was for the POWs who worked on the railway, how they suffered through lack of food, disease and brutality, etc., and why and how the bridge was built. The railway was sold by the...

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Apr 20, 2006 - Hellfire Pass - Nam Tok

Ah, the freedom of travelling independently, at the last second we decided that we wanted to learn more about what we had learned the previous day before returning to Bangkok, and caught a cheap taxi (Sawngthaew) which is like an open air bus/taxi with canvas roof! out to a place called Nam Tok (80kms west), from where we could visit Hellfire Pass. This was the place where some of the worst casualties of the death railway came. It is a very large cutting straight through rock which was cut through from April to July 1943, when the workers...

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Sep 18, 2005 - Kanchanburi (River Kwai Bridge)

(click 'show all 7' to display all photos and double click photo to see a bigger version) Kanchanaburi is about three hours north west of Bangkok, towards the Burma boarder. Today it is most well known for the River Kwai Bridge, which became famous by the film 'Bridge of the River Kwai'. The Bridge is a part of the railway line that has become known as Death Railway due to the large numbers of UK, American, Dutch, Australian, Burmese and other prisoners of war who died from mistreatment during the construction of the railway in World War 2....

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Aug 29, 2005 - Experiencias na Tailandia - Mercado flutuante

Damnoen Saduak, Tailandia Mercado flutuante na Tailandia. Milhares de barquinhos flutuando com as mais diferentes frutas, vegetais e... turistas. Seria um espetaculo se nao tivesse perdido tanto a sua autenticidade. Soh falta barquinhos vendendo produtos que podem ser pagos com cartoes Visa... wireless! O curioso eh que as buzinas sao substituidas pelos berros quando um barquinho acidentalmente bate em outro. * * * De tarde, visitei a famosa Ponte do Rio Kwai, imortalizada pelo Faustao como a ponte do rio que cai. Nada demais;...

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Sabático - 2005

Jul 4, 2005 - BIG CATS!!

In the morning we explored the town and went to the Allied War Memorial where soldiers who died building the Thailand to Burma Railway - 'Death Railway' are buried. There are soldiers from Australia, Britain Holland and some others. In the afternoon we went to Tiger Temple where monks take in orphaned tiger cubs and raise them. They were so amazing!!!! There were about 6 adults and 5 cubs. They were almost like domestic animals the way you could go up and pat them, although we had to be quiet and go one at a time, and we couldn't go near...

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