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    Road Trip pics... Kanchanaburi, Ayuttuya, Paak Chong, Moo Baan

    Decided to hit the road and get away from Pattaya for a while... Took SBF for company and entertainment.

    I hired this car from a big boobed friend and took off in the direction of Kanchanaburi, getting lost in Bangkok on the way...



    We looked at a room on one of the floating house boats on the river but it was a bit grotty and SBF was scared that we might drown if it rained heavy... Drove around a bit and found Ploy Guesthouse which I remembered had some good reviews... The room was spot on - nice big bed, good furnishings and a good outside shower... And only 800 baht per night...



    The bridge over the river Kwai..


    Great Thai food at this floating restuarant next to the bridge...



    Some pics from a day tour that crammed in sights and activities around Kanchanaburi...

    Elephant ride:


    Rafting on the river:




    Erewan National Park waterfalls... SBF made the swim across to the waterfall but I was too scared of the fish that kept nibbling my bits..(and I'm a shit swimmer)..


    Then we took a ride on a choo choo train...





    After 2 nights in Kanchanaburi we headed to Ayuttuya. Found a decent room in a backpacker type place called Tonys Guesthouse for 1000 baht..

    Took a horse and carriage ride around the old temples...









    Ayuttuya tuk tuk:



    Next day we drove to Paak Chong where we settled down in a log cabin in the vinyard area for a couple of nights... This hut was only 800 baht per night..



    Table full of feral food:



    Then it was time to head to SBF's village to stay with the in-laws... Stocked the car up with Leo and Lao Kao first so that I could impress the family with gifts of booze...

    I enjoyed the couple of nights in the village where I got lessons in gathering up food for the evenings menu, herding cows and weaving silk...

    SBF goes mushroom hunting:



    Shaking out ants eggs from a nest:





    Somebody else had been gathering up scorpions for the evenings meal:



    We also hunted down some pregnant frogs from the market:



    How to catch a chicken:



    Most of the women in the village would spend their days weaving silk cloths which they could fetch a good price for...



    Old dears showing off their finished cloths..



    And here is a picture of the shower and shitting facilities at the in-laws...



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    Good to see you back Rawlins, this is a must do for me next time Kanchanaburi.

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    That humpy for 800 baht a night looks good value

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins View Post
    Yep we stayed there last year, would recommend it for sure - clean, cheap and close to lots of food, grog and the bridge.
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    How to catch a chicken:


    What an awesome picture - great shot talk about patience....

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    what is "SBF"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelmate View Post
    what is "SBF"?
    That is the loving name we give his girlfriend, stands for 'speccy brace face', she even answers to 'SBF' now. Not sure if she's really happy about it though.

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    we stayed at the 'ploy' also how nice is it upstairs at sundown, truelly peaceful, there,s a little bar down the road, i think it was called the no name bar, cheap piss and the pad thai was the best i have tried anywhere, great beer chips too!

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    Yes, I stayed at the Ploy Guest House at Christmas with the girlfriend. Very nie too, but they must have put the prices up - I paid 700 baht.

    The guesthouse up the road, the Blue Star, is a bit skanky. About the same cost, but the rooms in the little huts were scruffy. However, it was right opposite the Indian restaurant, Ali Bongo's, which was excellent, and even the girlfriend enjoyed the food, unusual for a Thai. In fact, she asked to go back the next night as well.

    Kanchanaburi's a nice little spot, despite its dreadful past, which makes me realise just how grasping, duplicitous and opportunistic Thais really are.
    Still a Pink Floyd space cadet

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    bladdy bump, and more of Rawlins and SlimBoyFats love affair...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    and more of Rawlins and SlimBoyFats love affair...
    With naughty pictures please.

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    Good pics Rawlins, the shower doesn't look that bad. Try visiting in January, the water will be freezing!

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    ^ I only lasted a couple of nights crashing down with the in-laws.... same room as her Mum n' Dad... The Mum n' Dad insisted that we had the matress with mozzie net and they crashed on the hard floor...

    I tried to avoid getting a shower, telling them that farangs only showered once a week...

    Thanks all for the comments.

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    Nice pictures rawlins and a good report. Thanks very much.

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    Good report and photos,thank you

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    I found your pictures very interesting. In fact after viewing, I decided to go there with my friend and he enjoyed it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    Good to see you back Rawlins, this is a must do for me next time Kanchanaburi.
    I've never been either, might give it a whirl next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tao View Post
    Good pics Rawlins, the shower doesn't look that bad. Try visiting in January, the water will be freezing!

    Make you right

    I could never get used to them bogs though


    Nice trip Rawlins even if it was dragged out of the archives.

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    yes, interesting

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    my Thai GF had a defunct Hot Water Heater & a western toilet in her house in Issan. Very progressive. I replaced the HW Heater with a new one for 3000 ThB. Amazing hot much hot water that little unit used. GF allowed the extended family to use the HW Shower in cold weather; but she always asked if that was OK with me. The very young children also used our HW Shower. The MIL Toilet was dismal. Most 3rd class Thai Hotels had slosh showers in the 1970's, when I first toured LOS.

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    amazing pictures hope I will be able to visit this place too once

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins View Post
    ^ I only lasted a couple of nights crashing down with the in-laws.... same room as her Mum n' Dad... The Mum n' Dad insisted that we had the matress with mozzie net and they crashed on the hard floor...

    I tried to avoid getting a shower, telling them that farangs only showered once a week...

    Thanks all for the comments.
    Are you married rawl ?

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