Day 2 Kanchanaburi
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July 22nd, 2009 – by: klaartje1968
The waterfalls are located beautiful, the colors of the wood, the water, the trees and butterflies.
Around 12 o'clock we had to meet eachother again at the beginning of the park so we could have lunch together. It was funny that the daughter of the Dutch family, age 14, told us how she hated her technik teacher at her school. When I told her with a big smile that Ron is a technik teacher as well, she hasted to say that technik is OK! (hahaha).
After lunch we drove to the place where the Hellfire pass is located. The story goes that an Australian man who worked at the railway, decided to find that place begin '90's.
We had to leave the museum to drive to the next place, unfortunally. I would've stayd there a bit longer if I had the time (that's why I hate travel groups!).
The next spot was a cave located near by the railway. In it was a big Buddha. But in wartime it was used as a hospital for the sick workers (dark and cool). We were allowed to walk on the railway, but with us there were 50 other tourists doing that. Not such a great experience. We had about 20 minutes time before the train would arrive. We could go 4 stations with it and were supposed to get out there, where the minibus was waiting for us again. And again... with more than 50 tourists riding in a train you don't get the "ahaaa-feeling".
The last place where Anne brought us, was the Bridge over the river Kwai. With all that we heard that day, it was an impressive sight. We decided to come back later on our own, it was not that far away from our guesthouse.
Anne and the chauffeur brought us back to the guesthouse, we said goodbye to our fellow travellers that day and went for dinner to our own guesthouse PongPhen.
It started to rain that evening, not for 10 minutes but really raining for hours! No weather to stroll through the town so we decided to visit a manicure shop. So funny and good! The two girls at the shop pampered us the whole evening through, massaged our feet and hands, polished our nails, washed our feet ten times... I really felt spoiled rotten after all! We promised the ladies to come back the next day for a haircut and a massage and left the shop with new feet and new hands!!
It still rained when we got out and we walked to KTC, which had a bar that was still open.
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