We traveled to Kanchanaburi third class, this means hard wooden seats and AC through having all the windows open, this was fine till we got I guess to where there are only 2 trains a day when pruning started, and bits and bugs and all sorts were coming in the windows, didn't quite get to needing sunglasses as goggles, but was pretty close! The guest house we are in is lovely, finally got a hot shower, after no hot water in Bangkok, hurrah, it's cheap, and the food is fab, though slightly overpriced, so we are walking into town to eat now!
We had a couple of busy days, the cookery course we did with the owner of the guest house we are in was great - a trip to the market, followed by cooking four dishes, two of which we had for lunch, then put two in the fridge for supper! Whether it will really make a difference when we get home, who can tell, as it's getting hold of all the ingredients that will be a problem! Plus, "just use this curry paste I've prepared" - that's the tricky bit after all!
|one of our creations, Phad Thai I think!|
|level 4 waterfall, with naturally occurring water slides|
Then onto Hellfire pass, which has a very interesting and sobering museum about the Thai/Burma railway, see B's blog entry for all the history stuff! Quick trip on the Death railway followed by a trip to the bridge over the river Kwai, which we'd already seen, twice, but I guess it's the law - every trip round here must go there!
We've seen some interesting animals since we've been here, we saw the leopard just on the pavement, and the snake, poking its head out of the bamboo that makes the edge of a table, fortunately not the one we were sitting at as it might have made us jump!