09 JUN 19
Today is the day! Last night Jono and I had to go to sleep pretty early because we were catching an early train the next day to Kanchanaburi.
Kanchanaburi (Thai: กาญจนบุรี) is a town in the west of Thailand that covers tambons Ban Nuea and Ban Tai and parts of Pak Phraek and Tha Makham, all of Mueang Kanchanaburi District, and parts of tambon Tha Lo of Tha Muang District.
We woke up at 6:30 am. We got our bags and “grabbed” our way to the Thonburi Train Station. It took around 25 to 30 minutes and 110 Baht. I think it was a great option considering the time you have to wake up to catch the train as there’s only two times scheduled during the day (7:45 am and 1:55 pm) The train ticket cost 100 Baht per person and took about 3 hrs 20-30 min. We got off at Nam Tok Station around 11am and walked to a nearby local restaurant to eat pad thai and fried chicken before heading to our hotel.
The hotel we chose is called Chez Bure, it’s a nice and quiet ** hotel. Probably very quiet because of the low season. It’s simple but very nice, clean and comfortable. I’ll do a review on it later.
After chilling and cooling down for a few hours, we decided to go for lunch at a nearby cafe called Library Cafe. It was surprisingly nice and comfortable with good food. After eating our capelli carbonara and some fries, we got into a mini photoshoot and Jona took a bunch of really nice pictures of me in the place.
After chilling for a little longer at the cafe we now started walking to the “death railway” on the Burma – Siam bridge over River Kwai. Just walking through the one small sideroad that led us to the bridge we noticed interesting and intricate restaurants we’d like to further explore (“On the back of a scooter” – Jono 2019) like a thai-chinese restaurant with bonsai trees on moss bases and a parrot. In front of a nice frame of a scooter under a white flower tree…
When we finally reached the bridge we realized it is actually much nicer than we expected due to all of the decor and beautiful lighting of the restaurants and locals around.
The bridge was pretty cool by itself. Even more so due to the small previous research we had on it beforehand. After walking through and feeling the vertige on the unprotected last bit of the bridge we took a look at the temple across the river, we decided to sneak in a very fancy restaurant we spotted from the bridge because of their beautiful lanterns hanging from the trees at the property
We ordered a blueberry smoothie and sat at one of the tables nearest to the Kwai River while journaling all of this. The weather, the smoothie, the night view and the company are beautiful. Honestly couldn’t be better… Jona, if you’re reading this: I love you.
10 JUN 19
Today we had some breakfast at the hotel. We were a bit confused at first because the breakfast was supposed to be included but we didn’t find any signs of it or even anybody… Until we found a lady who started getting all of the goodies out! We were quite surprised to see how quickly she got everything out and cooking. First she got the
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