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Mar 14, 2009 - Nakhon Pathom.

14 March On the way back to Bangkok from the floating market in Damnoen Saduak. I made a stop in Nakhon Pathom. First I saw Siam Cultural Park, a some sort of a outdoor museum, which showed a collection of Buddha images from different ages. It was also a collections of traditional Thai stilt houses in different styles, depending of which area in Thailand they come from. There was also some sort of a wax-cabinet on the premises. The second stop in Nakhon Pathom was at the Phra Pathom Chedi. According my guidebook, this 127 meters high chedi...

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Nov 29, 2006 - Dumnoen Saduak Floating Market

Today we went to the Dumnoen Saduak Floating Market near Wat Sai, one and half hours west of Bangkok. It was amazing, always wanted to do this! As we had no brekkie we were out to find someone with Pineapple on a stick to sell, we found a lady but then as we were trying to give her the cash after she gave us the goods, she accidentally got floated off, we then got teh cash to her and had to wait for our change until the next trip round... cool! I could sightsee and shop at the same time! :O) It was just like you see on the films and the...

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Nov 28, 2006 - "Tigers & Trains" at Kanchanaburi/River Kwai

Up at 6.20am with a 2 and half hour Bus journey infront of us as off the the Bridge over the River Kwai and the Tiger Temple!!. It helped that there were some cool people in the bus (2 Aussies on their way home from Europe),2 Swedes, 3 English (incl 1 from Reading who we'll prob meet up with in Sydney.....small world, eh?) and a mad Dutchman who looked like he had been on the lash for the last 2 days with no sleep..hilarious !! 1st stop was the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery where 6,982 British POW from World War II laid to rest, whom helped...

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Nov 13, 2006 - Love you long time....

Second day in Thailand, and started it well with a breakfast beer whilst I waited for Rob to wake from the dead. There's something about the constant humidity that makes a breakfast beer seem appropriate, and by the time Mr Collins had appeared, I was on to my third breakfast. A quick meeting over more breakfast and we had the plan for the day settled on, kick-boxing and a visit to the infamous Patpong (markets...) I'm not sure that there's many boxing matches in the world of any description where you can actually get as close to the action...

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The Wanderer

Aug 7, 2006 - Bridge Over The River Kwai Tour

Today we had to be up early for our day trip to the Bridge over the River Kwai. We were the first to be picked up about 7am, we then had to go and pick some other people up from another hostel. They were all Asians and took forever to come out. We got on our way after making one more stop to pick up 3 English lads, we then drove for about an hour or so to our first stop; the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, where we were met our guide for the day and were given a brief talk. We had about 30 minutes to have a walk around. The cemetery is very well...

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Jul 11, 2005 - One more market

Today we went on our first trip outside of Bangkok. We saw one of the famous floating markets. Bangkok used to be called the Venice of the East because of all of the canals, but in recent years the canals have been filled in and boats have been replaced by tuk tuks and cars. However, there are still some images of the old Bangkok. We traveld about 100 miles east of Bangkok to one of the few remaining floating markets. Apparently it is nothing like it used to be, but it was still pretty cool. All of the exchange takes place right on the...

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Mar 11, 2005 - Bangkok and the last hurrah in SE Asia

Dawny here. Well, its finally arrived, our last day in SE Asia. And we are both so sorry to leave as have totally fallen in love with the whole region that we have visited. I can hardly believe that it has been three months. Currently we are in Bangkok, its 37 degrees and as humid as hell. Stinky as ever. And I love it. Which is a long way from what I first thought of it when we arrived back in December. My god I hated it back then. I wanted to turn round and go home within 6 hours of getting here. And I am so glad that I didn't. Who would...

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Mar 4, 2005 - Thailand

We are back to our adventure again and we are getting a chance to experience Asia for the first time. It took us a couple of days to get over our jetlag. We flew out of San Francisco on Sunday afternoon and arrived in Thailand on Tuesday morning. We also, unfortunately, got those two middle seats on the long flight over again. I must say Thailand is amazingly beautiful. The temples, known as Wats, are spectacular. We got the rare opportunity to celebrate Makabucha Day. Makabucha Day first took place during the time of Lord Buddha over 2500...

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Jan 27, 2005 - Nakhom Pathom

Afgelopen donderdag hebben we een uitstapje gemaakt naar Nakom Pathom. Dit plaatsje ligt een uur buiten Bangkok en hier heeft Froukje's familie tijdens de oorlog gezeten. De enige bezienswaardigheid was een Chedi (het grootste boedhistische bouwerk ter wereld, 120 meter hoog). De Chedi werd met name gebruikt als groot klaslokaal. Na nog een klein uurtje in Nakom Pathom te hebben rondgelopen, hebben we bij gebrek aan andere bezienwaardigheden de bus naar Bangkok weer genomen.

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Jan 24, 2005 - Bangkok - 2nd Time Around

We took the delux bus! Wow, what a difference! Not just AC and movie, we had room to sleep - only 24 on the bus. We had blankets, they provided snack(bus stewardess no less!), drink + water, and a free meal to boot! The ride was very comfortable and if we had been awake like Jake was we could have had a morning wake up coffee or tea! Arrived in town at 6:30 am, went to Sawatdee Guesthouse and checked in, and then I picked up my new glasses - they gave me a watch as well, ha says Bon, proves you paid too much! Anyway, Bon and I headed to the...

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