Mich Goes Walk About
Arrived in Kanchanburi yesterday. I am now offically a solo traveller, as Nat went home Monday. I am staying in a lovely Bamboo Bungalow, with a communal garden and water feature, I also get my own patio set! Yesterday afternoon i walked to the famous Kwai River Bridge, which was built by allie prisoners of war during the second world war under the instruction of the Japenese. I also spent the afternoon wondering around the War Muesum and the Art Muesum. This morning i got up early (to aviod walking in the heat of the day) and went to the War Cemetary. It's a piece of land given by the Thai people to the allies to remember the prisoners of war who died in Kanchanburi. So i was actually on British soil this morning, weird or what! As i walked around i was astonished to find so many soliders from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. There was also a white building with lists of names inside of those who perishde during their time in Kanchanburi, but whose bodies were never found. One name caught my eye instantly. Private W. McHugh of the Argil and Sutherland Regiment! Any McHugh\'s know the family history as to whether this is a relative or not??? Despite its horrendous past it really is a lovely place. It has mountains all around and a river following through it. Tonight I\'m going to walk to the market and have dinner on one of the floating restaurants. I had a Thai cooking lesson on Thursday. I can now cook (from scratch) two chicken soups (one spicy and one with cocconut), Peanut Curry, Red/Green Curry, Sweet and Sour, Phad Thai (noodles which are lovely) and Chicken with Cashew nuts in Oyster Sauce. (I learnt this one especially for you Hafsha, as can replace the chicken with Mushrooms, or even just add mushrooms if you want.) Was really fun, and a nice thing to do, as feel now that I can take a bit of Thailand home with me.