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Feb 21, 2009 - Sangkhlaburi on the Burmese border

Once we reached Sangkhlaburi, we checked into the P Guesthouse, right on the main lake and overlooking, on the opposite shore, a rather bizarrely illuminated flashing chedi (or Jedi as Alan calls them), part of Wat Wangwiwexaram which is topped by 6kg of solid gold.It is (now) a peaceful spot but, given its proximity to Burma, has seen many tensions over the years and is home to a very mixed ethnic population, many of whom have little or no rights as they are not Thai citizens. We had noticed from an old map that there were some dirt roads...

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Jan 6, 2008 - Bye Bye Baan Dada

Well, I finally left. It's been one day and I miss it already. I had planned on spending a week, spent two. I'm sure the only reason I left is because I had to. My visa for Thailand is about to expire and I have to hop the border to renew it. I left it as long as possible, now I have to make a mad dash for the southern tip of Burma, then back into Thailand for some scuba diving. I can't believe I've been here for 1 month and only managed to see 3 towns. Man I'm a slacker. Finally though, the beaches and scuba diving. It doesn't even seem...

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Dec 22, 2007 - Happy Holidays!!!

HELLO EVERYBODY! I HOPE YOUR HOILDAYS ARE GOING WELL. MINE HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC SO FAR. I arrived at Bann Dada yesterday and have been really enjoying it. If you haven't seen my other messages yet, check out the website at baandada.org . I wasn't quite sure what it was all about, but after 24 hours there, I'm getting a pretty good idea. It's basically an orphanage, that hires a variety of locals to help out and keep care of the kids. There's 54 kids, aged between 1.5 and 19. Most of them are boys, but the female population is growing. It was...

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May 31, 2007 - Sankhlaburi

Stayed in the poshest room at P Guesthouse last night, but as it was booked for tonight, we then had to move into a smaller room. The first room had a large double bed, a vanity, 2 chairs and a table, a magnificent view, it's own bathroom and A/C (about $26). The second one had 2 small beds, a fan, no view and shared bathroom(about $7)!

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Dec 19, 2005 - Now this is more like it!!

So after some fun adventures in Kanchanaburi, we travelled a few hours north to the small town of Sangkhlaburi, where life moves just a bit more slowly. The town is located on the edge of a large man-made reservoir, and is only 20 km or less from the Burma border. We spent 3 nights in this town, and soaked up the easy going, laid-back atmosphere. Ariane spent a good amount of time doing some water color paintings, I was uncreative and read alot. We arrived Friday night and had a nice meal of some authentic Burmese dishes. Had our first...

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