We planned to get up at 8:30 today but wound up sleeping in till around 11. It was actually pretty nice in our hostel. Though it was not much more than a small white room with a bathroom/shower, it was actually pretty comfortable. I spent the extra 50 baht so we could have a window and, although it wasn’t much of a view, I really enjoyed listening to the noise outside. I woke up around 9 and just laid there, taking in the sun and listening to the assorted city sounds that Bangkok has to offer. It was a really soothing way to relax for me.
I wandered around the street markets for a bit and bought an awesome loaf of brown bread and a strawberry shake. Last night I had a chicken curry dish that was pretty good as well, so far the local food has my approval.
We booked a van and headed to Kanchanaburi. We have a place on the River Kwai very close to Burma’s border, where we’ll be spending the next two nights. The river is surprisingly clean and strikingly beautiful.
The food in Kanchanaburi is also excellent. I had some Burmese curried pork that, while amazing, cleared my sinuses and made my mouth feel like it was on fire. Christine had a good laugh at me, though, as I struggled to eat it, all the while chugging apple juice and water.
We watched the sunset over the river and napped a bit before heading into town for a drink and some socializing.
We’ve done very little today, but it has been amazingly relaxing. I’ve been taking pictures and video like a fiend, but there is little I can do to post them without a proper computer. I’m planning on cranking many of them out on the 14th when I return, depending on my exhaustion level.
Tomorrow we are planning to see some elephants as well as some of the historical WWII locations. The second half of our day is wide open, however, and we’re open to suggestions. Feel free to hit me up on Twitter with any advice.