After the calm and tranquility of Battambang and Siem Reap, Bangkok was a bit of a shock the system! We got there via a long bus ride, and although our accommodation was good, the city is busy, congested, impossible to get around on foot and very expensive. Having covered the essential sites, like the Royal Palace, we were glad to get out to Kanchanaburi and enjoy the beautiful Sai Yok Noi waterfalls, and stroll through the immaculately kept cemetary for the Allied PoWs who built the Death Railway at Kwai Bridge. We also learned about the experience of Australian PoWs who suffered a similar fate building a railway cutting at a place that became known as Hellfire Pass.
After another tough trip via the Thai public transport system in torrential rain, we got to the airport and caught our flight to Luang Prabang in Laos. Again tranquility reigns supreme!