Day 3 Kanchanaburi

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After visiting JEATH museum, dissapointed!
We woke up and had breakfast at PhongPen. We got the idea to rent some bycicles 'cause the guesthouse was not located at the center of the attractions of Kanchanaburi. We rented two great bikes with good saddles and a kind of 'Mickey Mouse'-horn on the steering wheel. :)
I had read about the JEATH museum and wanted to visited that one. Especially after the day before, we were very interested in finding out more about the Thai-Birma Railroad. The trip with the bike to JEATH was great, you see so many more than in a taxi or a tuk tuk! The JEATH Museum itself was dissapointing! Neglected, not maintained, sloppy!! We got the feeling that the monks who owned it, gained advantage of the entrance fee that people pay and use it for other goals than maintenance of the museum.
We saw a flock of sheep while cycling
Really sad to see and I don't reccomend this museum!
We took a stroll to the river near the museum to get over our dissapointment, it was a big difference with the feeling we had the day before at the Hellfire pass. A little bit angry even with the monks!

We decided to bike further through the town, just a bit sightseeing, maybe visiting the station to get information about the train to Bangkok..... On our way we saw a flock of sheep with a female shephard, beautifull to see and we stepped off our bikes to watch it. After this we went to the station and found out that the trains were leaving at times that we didn't like! So the idea to reach Bangkok by train left our mind. We biked for awhile through Kanchanaburi, enjoying the sight, the people on the go and the temperature (hot!).
A flock of sheep
After a while I was so thirsty, I could drink a bucket of water! We stopped at a small cafe, restaurant and asked for hot coffee for Ron and an iced one for me! The bartender seemed to be the cook also and was very funny and polite. He brought me the coldest, nicest iced coffee I had ever taste and ordered a second one after 10 minutes. I know it's not healthy but gosh! It was tasty!! He even brought a fan to our table, noticing we were sweating as crazy. We watched him cook for other guests in his open kitchen and Ron decided to walk to him and observe his cooking skills. He came back at the table, smiling, and said he ordered a meal for himself. I watched the cook putting all kind of things together in a bowl and put a spoon into two cups with the dish. Ron ordered wrong or not clear enough! We got two cup of soups (I think it was soup).
Ron is watching at the flock of sheep

It was spicey but delicious! And the people were very friendly to us. We did have a wonderful time at this place (will find the name of it) and after the iced coffee, the soup and paying we bicycled further on to the Death Railway Museum that seemed to be just around the corner!
That museum I can reccomend everybody! Good information, well documentated, English and Thai, good maintenance and good audio visual support (movies, sounds, light effects, puppets).

We bicycled further to the concrete bridge over the river Kwai and took a path to the Iron bridge. A very nice path to bike, jungle, houses, sounds of insects, bannanas and almost no cars or motors. We took some pictures from that side of the river of the bridge and decided there to bike back and visit a restaurant because we got hungry.
Thirsty! The best iced coffee I had in weeks!


We ended up at a restaurant near the bridge and had a small dinner. We went back to the neighborhood of our guesthouse and ended up again at the bar 'one more'. We met a Dutch family in the bar that told us they owned a guesthouse in Kanchanaburi (forgot the name!). After 24.00 hr the police came by and told the barowner to shut the shutters for the bar. The reason was that there was a princess staying in Kanchanaburi and member of the Royal family shouldn't see the nightlife of Kanchanaburi! So we got lucked up behind the shutters of the bar. Very cosey! :))

It was late when we left the bar. My biking skills weren't that good anymore and I bumped in on Ron when he stopped all of a sudden near a Internetcafe.... This incident raised some eyebrows, but I will not bother you with that story! *cough*
He tried to reach his mother in the Netherlands but she wasn't online so we went back to the hotelroom and fell a sleep. Me deep, he restless.
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After visiting JEATH museum, dissa…
After visiting JEATH museum, diss…
We saw a flock of sheep while cycl…
We saw a flock of sheep while cyc…
A flock of sheep
A flock of sheep
Ron is watching at the flock of sh…
Ron is watching at the flock of s…
Thirsty! The best iced coffee I ha…
Thirsty! The best iced coffee I h…
The cook made something special fo…
The cook made something special f…
The cook made something special fo…
The cook made something special f…
The Death Railway Museum (much bet…
The Death Railway Museum (much be…
After visiting the Death Railway M…
After visiting the Death Railway …
The bridge from the other side of …
The bridge from the other side of…
The bridge from the other side of …
The bridge from the other side of…
The bridge from the other side of …
The bridge from the other side of…
The bridge seen from underside
The bridge seen from underside
The bridge seen from underside
The bridge seen from underside
The bridge over the river Kwai
The bridge over the river Kwai
Kanchanaburi
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