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IN THE JUNGLE

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we're back, alive and still kicking :)


yesterday morning we started with a visit to the floating market Damnoen Saduak

then we went to the Khao Bin cave - with lots of stalagmites/stalactites. Which WAS fun 2 c, bu the fact that it was probably 38 degrees inside combioned with lack of oxygen and having 2 bend all the time was a bit tough

after the cave we went to the JUNGLE on a long tail boat :). yay

we've been travelling with a group of 9 ppl (all Dutch) + guide for the last 2 days. we all took a long-tail boat (very fast) to our hotel - Jungle Rafts.

We got our own little bungalow (all made of banboo) on a raft on theriver Kwai. All the rafts with houses are bound together and connected with a wooden deck. There was no electricity - with oil lamps all over the place. The room was beautiful - everything made of bamboo, we had our own little bathroom/toilet and there were mosquito nets above our beds. Really pretty

It was SO much fun to swim in the river. Or should i say float - since the whole fun was to go to one enfd of the rafts,jump into the water and go down with the current (REALLY FAST!) along the hotel. For about 300m or so. And then climb up the lastraft, and run back to the other end :), yay

we also visited the Mon tribe village - saw their houses on poles, took some pickies with their elephants

then, to add up to the relazing atmosphere, we had a Thai masage - with the sound of the river, beetles & birds in the background

afterwards we had delicious dinner and drinks and layed in the hammocks to relax

it was a great day

today we started the day off by feeding an elephant which was bathing in the river :). sooo coool
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later on, after the long-tail boat ride back to the jetty, we drive to the Erawan National park. where we had to climb for 2h to see a whole sequence of waterfalls. There were 7 tiers of them.

We could choose by ourselves to which one we want to go, but we decided to go all the way to the top- to see & bathe in the best one of them, the 7th :). it was abit of climb - sometimes we had to take the shoes off to walk through th water of the other waterfalls. but when we got to the top it was amazing... The crystal clear blue waters where we swam together with little fishies - which would pinch us a bit (no, not bite, they wer eno piranhas ;))

walking down was a bit tough too - as there was no clear path - we had to walk between the roots and stones
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after the waterfalls we went on the (in)famous Thailand-Burma railway which was buildby the prisoners of war during WW2. The ride took 1h and we went through the (in)famous bridge on the river Kwai (form the movie)

it was great to see the countryside as well

we're now in Kanchanaburi, at a resort on an island in the middle of the river Kwai. our hotel room opens straight ionto the river :) - and the views are amazing

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OLGA'S PART

Dzien dobry, to znowu my :-) Zniknelysmy na chwile, zeby odkryc uroki dzungli. Jestesmy na 3-dniowej wycieczce z grupa 7 Holendrow i tajska przewodniczka
Spedzilysmy wieczor i noc w niezwyklym miejscu - hotelu na tratwach na rzecze Kwai, gdzie nie ma elektrycznosci, gdzie slychac szum rzeki, a po zapadnieciu zmroki odglosy ptakow. Za prysznic sluzy kapiel w rzece - wskakuje sie na jednym koncu hotelu, plynie z wartkim nurtem rzeki i wychodzi z wody na drugim koncu hotelu. I tak w kolko. Oprocz tego odwiedzilysmy prymitywna wioske plemienia Mon, w ktotej oprocz ludzi mieszkaja 3 slonie. Wieczorem oddalysmy sie przyjemnosci masazu tajskiego - absolutnie fantastyczny relaks. Na koniec, czas spedzony w hamaku na werandzie....... Dzisiaj rano, po przebudzeniu, znowu wskoczylam do rzeki (poranny prysznic). A potem nakarmilysmy slonia, ktory wpadl na poranna kapiel na brzeg "naszej" rzeki.

Dzisiejszy dzien byl pelen niezapomnianych wrazen - widzialysmy cudy tego swiata - wodospady w Narodowym Parku przyrody Erawan. Jest "zespol" 7 wodospadow. spacer do najwyzszego zabiera ok. 2 godziny, kosztuje troche wysilku, ale kapiel pod wodospadem,w sloncu, w otoczeniu dzikiej roslinnosci jest tego warta. Obrazek jak z filmu przedstawiajacego raj!!!! Kolejna "atrakcja" to przejazd koleja smierci (slynny most na rzecze Kwai). Na szczescie bylo to cos wiecej niz podroz pociagiem z jednego konca mostu na drugi, trwala ponad godzine i moglysmy podziwiac uroki tajskiej wsi ;-)

Teraz jestesmy w Kanchanaburi, w kolejnym hotelu przy rzece. Okna naszego pokoju wychodza na rzeke Kwai. Tutaj juz biore regularny prysznic i nie bawie sie dziewczynke z buszu ;-) Przed nami kolejny masaz. Acha, czy wspomnialam o licznych posilkach kazdego dnia? Oj, nie odmawiamy sobie tej (najwiekszej) przyjemnosci jedzenia i probowania kolejnych dan kuchni tajskiej.

Pogoda jak dzwon, pelne slonce, deszczu na razie nie bylo.

Jest cudnie. Koniec kropka.

A kto czytal, ten (nie)traba, ha ha ha.

Posted by Camerowska 20:20 Archived in Thailand

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Czytam od deski do deski każde zdanie i oczami wyobraźni widze, jak swietnie spedzacie czas.
Czekam na jakies fotki!
Usciski,
Kamila

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