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I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

4x4 Thai Adventure - Day 3

"The hardest step is often the starting step..."

(A homely cozy hotel)

Day 3 : 7 September 2014 (Sunday)
Route: Kanchanaburi - Chiang Mai
Distance: 699 km

We had breakfast of toast and eggs in the hotel cafe for b100/person. After we checked out we drove to the bridge over the River Kwai for some photo shots and bought some souvenirs and t-shirts. We started driving out of Kanchanaburi and had to make a few detours as the GPS led us into a longer alternative route. Once we got to the main road we headed towards Chiang Mai via AH2 and route 1.

(Passing by the War Cemetery)
(The way to the historical bridge over the River Kwai)
(The replica of the death railway)
(A group of monks ready to offer their blessings)
(The famous bridge at the background)
(A floating sea-food restaurant)
(The rail track is still functioning)

By noon we reached Nakhon Sawan and looked for a Muslim Restaurant. With the assistance of a student we managed to locate one by the lake side and had a good lunch of rice and soup.

We continued our journey and stopped at Masjid Al-Fattah at Tak to perform our prayers. We met with Hj Kasim bin Hj Hassan, the Imam Besar of the mosque.

(By-passing the town of Suphan Buri)
(Heading towards Nakhon Sawan) 
(A Muslim Restaurant by the lake)
(Hot beef soup and rice)
(The river water is rising fast flooding the banks)
(Dark clouds overhead)
(The entrance of al-Fattah Mosque)
(Arrived safely in front of the mosque)
(Lower praying hall)
(A photo session with the Imam Besar) 
(A stern warning)
(A deserted road leading north)
(A huge mile stone in Tak)
(Driving on a winding road to Chiang Mai)
(The sun was shining direct into our eyes) 
(Approaching the city of Chiang Mai)

From Tak we drove direct to Chiang Mai and reached Pornping Tower Hotel around 19:30. After we checked-in, we walked to Restaurant Sophia situated near the mosque and had nasi goreng and tom yam for dinner. We also sent dirty laundry which cost us b50/kg.

After dinner we went for an hour of foot, head and shoulder massage for b200/hr. We visited the night market which is not as busy as it used to be.

(In front of the Grand Mosque)
(An hour of foot massage)
(Life performance every night)

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