Monday, January 19, 2015

A Day Trip to Hell Fire Pass and Museum for a Father and Son day

After breakfast Rich and Me started off on a Father, Son day and decided we'd go to Hell Fire Pass, for a walk along the old railroad bed and through the part cut through the solid rock cliff , the POW's used only picks and shovels to cut thru the rock , and buckets to carry the cut and broken rocks in to make the railroad bed. They worked around the clock and at night the cut thru the rocks looks like fire and erie , sooo the name Hellfire Pass , the men said it looked like a scene out of Hell.Many POW's and Asian labors died or were beaten to death by the Japanese soldiers , many also died of starvation and disease. When you walk through this place you can see and feel the horror of war and the cruelty one person can afflict on another person . Was quite a experience.The walk thru ,just about took it's toll on these old bones , soooo off to the Hot Springs we went.
















Off to The Hot Springs wit Rich (My Son )

The Hot Springs were just what we needed to rejuvenate our tired bodies and relax we did before our drive home 





Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Traveling the Famous River Kwai

RIVER TRAVELS AND SIGHTSEEING

WHAT A WAY TO TRAVEL, AND WHEN IT'S PARTY TIME
THREE STATE ROOMS ON EACH SIDE
GREAT FOR A GROUP OF FRIENDS WHO WANT TO TRAVEL AND SLEEP AND ENJOY THE RIVER IN LUXURY AND STYLE


EVEN A SMALL LONG TAIL FOR EXPLORING THE SIGHTS



THE FAMOUS RIVER KWAI FROM THE VIADUCT IN WHANG PHO

A NICE LITTLE RESORT ,RIGHT ON THE RIVER


THESE RIVER ROOMS ARE NICE WE STAYED FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS IN THE END ONE ,AND I FISHED AND SWAM

ANOTHER VIEW OF THE RIVER RAFT ROOMS

LOTS OF PLACES TO CHOOSE FROM CLOSE TO PEOPLE,OR, IN THE WILDERNESS ALL ALONE.
LONG TAIL BOAT IN KANCHANABURI , FOR A HOUR OR TWO RIDE ON THE RIVER



THE HAPPY BOAT, NOT ON THE RIVER , BUT NICE ROOM AND THE RIVER AND ADVENTURES ARE ONLY A SHORT WALK


FOR A TOUR GROUP OR FAMILY TO TAKE A AFTERNOON TRIP UP THE RIVER


WE'LL STOP ANYWHERE YOU WANT

RIVER TRIP AND LUNCH OR DINNER ,IT DON'T GET ANY BETTER
Well, just as I said"a blast from the past". I am always giving reasons why I love it here in the LOS, and being able to get out and enjoy Thailand and nature and all the beauty that is soooo close by is just another one .

Ever since the beginning of time man has looked for ways to enjoy nature up close and personal, well, here in Thailand and especially here on the Famous River Kwai , there are sooooo many ways you can travel up and down the river anywhere from a hour or two ,to a week long vacation on a real Thai river boat ,complete with all the conveniences of home , while all the time being as close to nature and the outdoors as you can get ,most trips on the river, include,or for a little extra baht, rafting ,swimming,fishing , a elephant ride and even a chance to swim with the elephants ,if you are a really brave soul.
There are lots of different ways to enjoy the sights in Thailand , and I hope you get out of BKK and your hotel room and the comfort of a FIVE STAR HOTEL or Resort and Spa in the middle of town, and that you take a day or two and get up close and personal with this wonderful place we call, The Land of Smiles and Gentle People ,Thailand and what better way to do just that than to get on the river, Mark Twain once said that there was no better way to see the world than on a river boat , and after living here in Whang Pho on the banks of the Famous River Kwai ,I am inclined to agree with him. Have you ever took a boat ride down a river near you ,or spent the night in a floating raft hotel room?, and if so , did you enjoy it? and did you like me day dream of owning a house boat and living at least part time on the river ? I have a few pictures of various ways to travel and vacation on the river , Hope you enjoy,almost all the pictures were shot from the bridge at our village . Malcolm
A couple of the pictures taken in the next village  on the river 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and , a special thanks to all who have took the time out of their busy lives to stop by my blog and give a read and enjoy the pictures and little stories about Ciejay and My life here in Wang Pho
I'm excited about the new year ahead and hope for lots of adventures and stuff to share with you as we find the time and money to do a little traveling around Thailand to places we haven't seen yet , but are on our list of "to see places" . I hope we get to check a lot of them off. As I have said many times in the past we are still Retired in Thailand and Loving It

God has been good to us this past year , He has kept us safe and ,has healed all our sickness , and there have been a few,But, Faith and the prayers of our friends and family, we've made it another year, and happy to report as we enter into  the  new year 2015 that we are in good health and enjoying all the Blessings of the Lord , and looking forward to a great year ahead.As I write my little blog post today I am reminded that the Word says in Ephesians 5:20 "giving thanks always for all things,



to God the Father and in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ"

Next year will be Our 11th year in Thailand and I'm happy to report that" We're still Loving It."