05/10/2009 - We met our group for the tribal trek, there are ten of us all together and the guide called Nhoi. Our first stop on the tour was Kanchanaburi. Our hotel was really really nice, it was right on the river and had a swimming pool. We dropped our bags off when we got there then headed out to lunch on the river.
After lunch we visited the Death Railway museum and cemetary where we acutally learnt somehting, i think tom was more shocked by this!! In the museum it took us throught the history of the death railway and the bridge over the river kwai which was built by the prisoners of war in the second world war. Then we headed off to visit ancient city ruins and we learnt more about the history of thailand. The final stop was the actual bridge over the river kwai which was pretty impressive. It is not all the original as it was bombed many times to prevent the trains from getting to Burma. We got to walk across the bridge, which was pretty scary as the planks of wood weren't very strong as they were creaking when we walked on them, and there were massive gaps you could easily fall down. Then we had dinner on the river.
Day 2 - We went to the Erawan Waterfalls which is a seven tier waterfall and the seventh waterfall is said to resemble a three-headed elephant. We walked straight up to the seventh waterfall which meant we had to walk past all the others first. Nhoi told us it would be an easy walk, on easy paths so me and tom just had flip-flops on. By the time we got to the 4th waterfall we were literally scrambeling over rocks so we had to take the flip flops off and walk bare footed, which was really hard. Once we got to the seventh we were all sweating and jumped into the waterfall, we were taken by suprised when the fishes started nipping at our feet, i couldnt stop screaming lol. We then had to make our way back down which was even more dangerous than going up and one of the ladies fell down and really hurt herself. It was a really good day but we were knackered by the end of it!