Since Kate, Wiebke, Doerte, Bill and I
would all be staying another day in Bangkok, Lek offered to put together a
day trip to
in western Thailand. This would include the Kwai River Bridge, the
death railway, the Maeklong train market and Damnoen Saduak floating
market. Sounded great to us. It would be a full day with some
of the nicest people we met.
We stopped and veiwed some salt
fields, visited a coconut farm, tried not to get run over by trains at
both the fascinating train market and the the Bridge over the River Kwai.
We floated down the river in a
canoe through the elaborate floating
markets crowded with tourists and locals alike. We even stopped at
Saiyok Elephant Park so Wiebke and Doerte could experience an elephant
ride. We had coconut juice, coconut candy, dried fish, rice cookies,
all different kinds of fruit and candies. Lek wanted us to try
We got back to Bangkok at sunset
and had to say good-bye to Kate as she had a late night flight.