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Offline dodgeydave

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annual visit
« on: January 03, 2013, 03:24:18 PM »
Not of real interest to you guys. But am on my annual pilgrimage to Korat on Monday. Hopefully might bump into one or two of you
 

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Re: annual visit
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 04:13:11 PM »
Hi DD! I hope you have a great holiday here.
 

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Re: annual visit
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 02:12:23 PM »
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thanks

plan on getting the train from korat to the river kwai then south . any tips
 

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Re: annual visit
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 02:47:42 PM »
DD,

I've never taken the train, but I think you'd have to go to BBK first then on to Kanchanaburi.

http://www.thailandee.com/eng/transportation/train/trains-from-nakhon-ratchasima-to-bangkok

http://www.thailandee.com/eng/transportation/train/trains-from-bangkok-to-kanchanaburi

Here is the railway of Thailand web site.  You can check stuff here too.

http://www.railway.co.th/home/Default.asp?lenguage=Eng

 

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Re: annual visit
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2013, 02:56:41 PM »
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Thanks
 

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Re: annual visit
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2013, 03:39:22 PM »
Hi.
You really want to go by the train ? By reputation they are quite slow and may be not at all comfy unless you can get a VIP booking. My missis has just said in 'her' special English, 'very stinky on train'. Anyway, if you are starting in Korat, via BKK surely.
Why not get a VIP bus from Korat to BKK North bus station which I think is right to connect by bus to Kanchanaburi too.

(Coming back to trains, the line is the old 'Death Railway' from BKK to Kanchanaburi I think. (Saf will correct). I've seen the trains going slow along there. But you might be able to get the 'Eastern Oriental Express' at high cost if you want a treat - once a week ?)

At corners by Kanchanaburi bus station, two low key Karaoke bars for an cheap beer and Thai food in a/c.
Helpful tourist police at the bus station and regular cheap buses to Hell Fire Pass, Erawan falls, Sai Yok and other favourites. Can get a tourist ride north from the bridge at K to Namtok - as far as the line goes now.
If you need a Hotel, some cheaper but 'Sabai at Kan Resort' (Baht 1200) is quiet, small and really excellent with a good breakfast (small pool and rabbits in the garden) on a road to and about 1/2 km walk from the Bridge. Dinner on the Riverside by the Bridge is inexpensive.
Have a nice time.
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Re: annual visit
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2013, 03:52:23 PM »
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thanks again.
i know the trains are slow but i have another 4 weeks holiday left so am in no hurry at all. Also my thai girlfriendhas not seen much of Thailand either.  So it kills two birds with one stone so to speak.
 

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Re: annual visit
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2013, 07:57:49 PM »
planned trip is off for a couple of days. she dont feel well and got a major arse ache on with me
 

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Re: annual visit
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2013, 08:38:21 PM »
Hi DD. Yep. Slow but painful. Hope all goes well.
 

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Re: annual visit
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2013, 09:16:00 PM »
Also DD. 4 weeks left - 2 on the train ? All the best.
 

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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2013, 12:42:34 PM »
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

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Re: annual visit
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2013, 01:00:15 PM »
I wouldn't go too far south, DD. Seems to be a bit dangerous, although I once survived it.
 

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Re: annual visit
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2013, 01:07:32 PM »
Roger
thanks for the tip stayed 3 nights at Sabai @ kan resort now 1400 thb a night.

you can get a train timetable from any station. best get one really handy for toilet paper and thats all. there is no timetable 8 hours from bangkok to korat last night.

i found the trains clean an tidy. the guy cleaned the toilet 3 times on way to bangkok. and swept and mopped the floor once.

if you dont mind a cheap and very slow form of travel great. also on some trains Thais go free of charge
 

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Re: annual visit
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2013, 04:31:05 AM »
Delayed reply !
What did you think of Sabai at Kan ?
Did you get to Erawan etc ?
ATB
 

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Re: annual visit
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2013, 07:47:08 AM »
Yes went to erawan and the water falls at the end of the railway line , cant remember the name.
Hotel was first class would recomend it to any one. The owner came round and spoke most mornings at breakfast. he was happy with the guest from Israel who would jump in the pool clothed and in dirty flip flops and take his best white towels to the waterfalls
 

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Re: annual visit
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2013, 05:34:36 AM »
Sai Yok ? Yes Kanchanaburi is a good spot for a look around. Next time try Hell Fire pass etc. ? Sometime, I want to go up to 3 Pagodas pass and have a day's squint at Myanmar too - but it is quite a long drive from KC. ATB
 

 



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