It was a quick walk from the New Siam Guest House to the river crossing at pier number 11, and a ride on a water taxi over to Bangkok Noi Station, also known as Thonburi Station.
We arrived in plenty of time and got our 4 tickets to Kanchanaburi. They cost £2.00 for four.
This railway line is on the historic ‘Death Railway’, built by the WW II POWs. The carriages were very basic, with fans on the ceiling for the AC. The journey took 4 hours and travelled through very nice countryside. I saw lots of Lotus and paddy fields.
On arriving in Kanchanburi the first job was to locate the offices of ‘The Good Times Travel Service’. I had seen a 3 day, 2 night tour advertised by them on the Internet and liked the sound of it. But I had not been able to verify if they were a real company so did not want to book it on line. We hailed a Songthew...a Thai Taxi, and negotiated a price with him for a tour of Kanchaburi and to end up at Good Times.
We then ended up at the famous bridge, walked over it, where a man was playing ‘Cournel Bogie’ on his violin.
We then found our nights accommodation at The Pong Phen Guest house. The beds did not have blankets, just big pink towels to use as blankets...but to late, we used them towels! It must be a regular occurrence as the girl at the reception desk just smiled when we asked for new ones!
Once again the accommodation was simple, but clean, bright and airy. It was £19.00 per room per night. B & B.