Thai Boxing, River Kwai, Elephant trekking...

Trip Start Mar 27, 2006
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Trip End Dec 03, 2006


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Thursday, May 4, 2006

Have done so much in the last two days. Probably has something to do with meeting up with Emma and her being more organised than me. Had a look around the zoo yesterday in the sweltering heat. Then on the evening went to see thai boxing for four hours which was awesome. We had front row seats. I would have been happy to have gone up in the nosebleed seats which is where the gambling goes on, but Emma wanted to upgrade so I figured it made sense to fork out the extra for front row seats. There was some viscous fights and one fight had to be stopped due to the opponent bleeding too much. After the thai boxing I finally met up with Luke (my brother) who had come back from Pattaya in the daytime.

Today the three of us went on a day trip which included visiting the Bridge over the River Kwai, bamboo rafting, feeding wild monkeys, visiting the local cave, a journey on the train and riding on the back of elephants which was awesome and the guy let me drive the elephant for a while which is a lot easier than driving a car because quite frankly you dont do anything except sit on his head and tap him with a stick now and again. The elephant does the rest and there ain't much you can do about it.

Its Emmas last night in Thailand. She flys back to Japan tomorrow morning, so me and Luke are heading south to get out of Bangkok because its far too hot and congested for my liking. Need to find a beach, and just chill out for a month

Could write loads about the stuff we've done over the last two days but will let the pictures tell the story which I will upload when I get the chance. But really need to sleep now as I have a headache due to the heat I'm guessing and the very little sleep Ive had over the last few nights.
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ginger-dad
ginger-dad on

Elephants !!!!!!!
Wow bridge over the river kwai....i remember during the war !!!!!!!!!!! Glad to see you guys have hooked up, dont lead one another astray.

emmablondie
emmablondie on

Ahem, excuse me!
I would just like to say that it was not I who wanted to pay 2000 baht for the front row seats! It was all Kirk and that Thai guy- I was well and truly hussled! Screw you Johnson! Hehe in the end, it was money well spent- a wicked night out!
Kirk and Luke obviously inspire confidence in Thai people as they were both left in charge of their respective elephants... although to be fair, it would have been a very slow getaway

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