This post originally appeared on the 10th October 2011 on Tuk-tuks, chicken bouquets and bicycle bells @ kerrytolsontravels.com
This monsoon season has been particularly bad for the Land of Smiles with the widespread flooding affecting most of the country and is reportedly the worst in half a century. So much so, even the officials are now calling upon the Water Goddess for her divine intervention. I’m praying she can hear them. This constant flow of water from both the skies and the rivers has cause Mal and I to hopscotch around the country in search of a patch of dry land. Thank goodness we’ve no actual set plans, but places earmarked for visiting are now completely off the list of must see’s. Tossing our ‘pebble’ into the provinces, we found our feet landing into the western corner of Thailand and the district of Kanchanaburi – touted as Thailand’s “Westernmost Paradise and Land of Plenteous.”
Since arriving in Kanchanaburi, the downpours have become worse and the flooding is now surging towards the capital, Bangkok. This in turn has relegated us into becoming almost ‘Kanchanaburian Locals’ as we enter our ninth day in the township. And as any local knows, sometimes a little break from routine is required. We decide to hire a car and head to the hills for a week-end getaway.
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This blog originally appeared on my blog: Tuk-tuks, chicken bouquets and bicycle bells at kerrytolsontravels.com in 2011.
Hello! I'm Kerry
. . . a plan-nothing, have no idea where I'm going travelholic.
A daughter of the gypsies and the wife of a workaholic, I'm forever wondering 'What's over there?' and devising ways to squeeze through the barbed-wire fence of small-business ownership responsibilities and every-day life tangles to discover it.
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