2 day and 1 night trek
Trip Start May 26, 2008
11Trip End Aug 14, 2008
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Where I stayed
A floating raft hostel
We stayed the first night on the Khao San road in a really nice hotel (6 quid a night) AMAZING. Whilst wondering around in the evening we found this tour in which they provided lots of fun things to do and food and accommodation all for 1700 baht, that pretty good value.
The coach picks us up at 7 AM and we spend about 3 hours on a coach, when it finally stops we are outside the war museum by the Kwai River. Pretty standard museum, then we went over the Kwai bridge, which was cool.
Back on the coach and we head to the 'Death Railway'. At least from what I can gather thats what it's called. Probably wasn't. Its called that because parts of it are built on the cliff edge. Pretty scary.
Next we were driven to our accommodation for lunch, which as scrummy, lots of vegetables! The place we stayed in was a small floating raft hostel, it was reasonably clean and there were lots of other travellers so we had a good time. After lunch we went on a raft ride. This involved going up the river on this insane boat and getting on a raft which made your feet get wet then casually drifting down stream. It was fun. After this we walked across a death bridge. It was rickety and scary, but we made it across without dying so I was happy.
Then we went and saw a mini waterfall, then went for the elephant ride! the guy let us both go on its neck which im sure isn't safe, the two dutch guys we met were too scared!
Stayed the night at this hostel, played some card games and did some karaoke in th evening which was cool. woke bright and early the next day to go to the Erawan waterfal, the are 7 steps and its beautiful. Takes a realy long time to climb but its well worth it, we swam in it and slid down the rocks.
After this we went to the tiger temple. Shoulders and knees had to be covered because of the monks. It wasnt quite how i expected. Its all very organised having your picture taken with the tigers. There are loads of workers around and this insane one grabs your hand and wont let go. Saw some cubs playing!!! It was the cutest thing ever and if I figure out how to upload videos on here then watch them.
So that was the last trip, we drove the 3 hours back to bangkok and stayed the night in our nice hotel :-) Spent today chillin by the pool, might have got a bit sunburnt but at least we're not ghosts anymore.