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The Bridge on RIVER KWAI

Kanchanaburi Provinvce

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BY THE WAY :)
yesterday we wrote that we had a very relaxing Thai massage the day before... well... that was a LIE. it WAS amassage, and it WAS a Thai person who gave it... but apparently that was NOT the traditional Thai massage... As we got THAT yesterday after writing the posts - this time given by 2 women from the most famous in the country school of massage - one from the Wat Pho in BGK. And it was anything BUT relaxing...
actually... after the massage, we both started laughing histerically - since we were happy 2 have survived ;)
haha. i NEVER knew my body could bend in so many unnatural places... and also: that such a tiny creature as a Thai woman can cause a person so much pain.... as apparently the whole idea behind the massage is to push the muscles to the bone - really stronly - using their fingers/elbosw/legs/whatever... ahha. and obviously they felt where we had the sore muscles after the jungle treck - since they kept on coming back to THESE muscles and giving them an especially painfull treatment :-S

we r both alive though :)!!!

but back to what we did today... it was all about the WW2 and the allied prisoners of war who had to work on the construction of the thailand-burma railway. we went to the war museum and a cemetary where they burried the ones who died. We also went to see the before-mentioned (in)famous Bridge on River Kwai in Kanchanaburi

after lunch (yes, we continue on eating CONSTANTLY!!!!!) we went to Nakhom Pathom - where there was the highest buddhist monument in the world - namely a 130m high sacred building where the ashes of Buddha were kept

this is when we said goodbye to our Dutch tour group & our great guide

we're back in Bangkok now - where we got upgraded at our hotel which is nice

we're now heading for some nice dinner :) [haha, since we havent been eating for the whole 2h ;))]

BY THE WAY
it's supposed to be monsoon season.... hmhm... maybe they havent informed the SEASON itself about it, because so far it has not been raining, YAY [knock on wood!]

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OLGA'S PART

Dzien dobry:-)

Jesli wczoraj napisalam,ze masaz tajski to prawdziwy relaks i przyjemnosc, spiesze doniesc, ze to nieprawda!!!! Po wczorajszej sesji internetowej wybralysmy sie na tradycyhny masaz tajski wedlug szkoly Wat Po. I mozna nazwac cudem fakt, ze przezylysmy. Okazalo sie, ze kazda z nas moze byc kobieta-guma i ze jestesmy w stanie wygiac sie we wszelkich mozliwych kierunkach naraz. Masaz trwal poltorej godziny, co oznaczalo blaganie w myslach o przetrwanie przez prawie 90 minut (bo pierwsze 2-3 minuty byly przyjemne). No ale to juz za nami i chyba przez najblizsze dni na ten rodzaj masazu juz sie nie zdecydujemy....

W tej chwili jestesmy ponownie w Bangkoku, doktorego dotarlysmy ok. godziny temu. Za nami wizyta w muzeum JEATHposiwconemu wiezniom wojennym, ktorzy budowalimost na rzeceKwai i kolej smierci, nastepnie spacer po samym moscie, pyszny lunch w lokalnej "restauracji", po czym wizyta w Nakhom Pathon-miejscu gdzie znajduje sie najwyzsza budowla buddyjska w Tajlandii oraz 67 posagow Buddy w roznych pozycjach (wszystkich jakie moga wystepowac w swietych pismach).

Przed nami kolacja, pewnie jakis spacer i marsz do lozka, bo musimy wstac o 3:30, aby na godz.5:00 dotrzec na lotnisko, skad mamy samolot do Phitsanoulok.

Pogoda piekna-pelne slonce, chociaz dzisiaj jest duza wilgotnosc co momentami daje sie we znaki.

Jestesmy zachwycone, zwiedzamy, probujemy jak najwiecej lokalnej kuchni iprzy tym wszystkim jeszcze odpoczywamy. Zyc, nie umierac!

Usciski dla wszystkich!

Posted by Camerowska 18:37 Archived in Thailand

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