Sunday, July 31, 2005

Day 89

Travelled out from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi, to visit the JEATH museum and travel on the railway line
Train_on_bridge,__Death_Railway,_nr._Kanchanaburi
made famous in 'Bridge on the River Kwai'. After lunch at Nam Tok, we went to the Hellfire Pass cutting & museum
Platform,_Hellfire_Pass_Museum,_nr._Kanchanaburi Hellfire_Pass_2,_nr._Kanchanaburi
then onto a longtail boat
Longtail_boat_from_raft_house,_nr._Kanchanaburi
to stay the night on a floating rafthouse.
Passageway_on_floating_raft_house_@_Kanchanaburi


There's an interestingly random approach to the spelling of signs in English here; any chunk of text with more than a few words is almost certain to have a spelling mistake. My guess would be that the Thai script is somewhat ideographic, and so spelling isn't really a concept that has much relevance here. [Edit: checking in a book or two, it looks like Thai script is vaguely syllabic.]

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