Day 15: Amon’s Big Adventure

Apologies to all for the gap between posts. Shortly after the previous post, we travelled from Sangkhlaburi to Ko Phangan. Ko Phangan is an interesting place in the sense that how much of… Continue reading

Days 13-14: Volunteering

When we booked our trip, we were given two options: volunteer at a school, or volunteer on a building project. Of our group of 24 people, 18 chose the school, and six people… Continue reading

Day 12: Temple & River Rafting

Sangkhlaburi is a town divided by the River Kwai. The northern side where we were staying, is pre-dominantly Thai. The southern side, also known as ‘the Mon side’ is where the Mon people… Continue reading

Day 11: Jungle Trek

Had an interesting night’s sleep. Our camp was at the village leader’s house, and we stayed in tents on the veranda upstairs. We were first woken by the cockerels. It was still pitch-black… Continue reading

Day 10: Jungle Trek

In Kanchanaburi, we were surprised by the taxi-trucks with benches, railings and a roof. In Sangkhlaburi, we were surprised to ride taxi-trucks with railings but no benches or roof. Today, we just had… Continue reading

Day 9: The Nature Club

Breakfast at our hotel is limited to toast and orange-coloured butter which gave us an incentive to get up early each day to hit the market for breakfast. My favourite place to go… Continue reading

Day 8: Hellfire Pass

Not much to write about Day 7: it was our free day so spent time at the pool and went for drinks in the evening. Day 8 was when we left Kanchanaburi. We… Continue reading

Day 6: Temples

We visited three temples today, all in the Kanchanaburi area. The first temple was halfway up a mountain. In the 30 degree heat, the sight of a very long staircase wasn’t a welcome… Continue reading

Day 5: Thai Cooking Lesson

We went to the market in the morning. Without going into details about the selection of dead animals on offer, many of us were contemplating vegetarianism after (much more easily said than done… Continue reading

Day 4: Erawan National Park

Today we visited the Erawan national park which is popular for its seven levels of waterfalls. Popular was the operative word here: today was the Queen’s birthday and a national holiday. Half of… Continue reading

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