The hot humid tropical weather of Bangkok caught me by surprise when
i stepped out of the plane onto the runway. I was wearing 3 layers of
my heaviest winter clothes in order to reduce the weight of my check
in and cabin luggage. While my fellow passengers looked amused, i
proceeded to strip down to my t-shirt but still i was sweating. We
entered the airport terminal soon enough and i was back in the cool
Getting visa on arrival was a breeze and pretty soon
i was re-organizing my luggage, putting all the heavy stuff back into
my suitcase and making my backpack lighter for the journey ahead. The
first order of the day was to deposit my suitcase safely in some left
luggage counter, the one at the airport cost over 100Bhat a day and the
ones at Koh San road were not reliable, so i decided to leave my
luggage at the Hualamphong train station. I took a airport shuttle to
there and after depositing my luggage i took a taxi to the SaiTaiMai
bus station and took the bus to Kanchanaburi. All in space of a couple of hours within landing.
Early next day i set off trying to find the brige over river Kwai. It was supposed to be just along the road, so i didn't bother asking directions from anybody and just proceeded to walk towards the direction where i assumed the bridge would be.