20.03.2013 - 21.03.2013 40 °C
We have spent two days in Kanchanaburi. They were exactly what we needed after our amazing but exhausting time in Myanmar. Our first day started with a lay in, which has become some what of a luxury, we haven't slept in until before we started at the Safari two months ago. Being back in tourist friendly Thailand means we also have access to amenities such as laundry. It was offered in Myanmar but was really expensive. Yesterday morning we moved rooms into a 500 baht one which is poolside with aircon and is lovely. We had some breakfast at our guest house and then commenced with our fully packed schedule of sunbathing and swimming with a few hours of reading crammed in. We had a few beers and mango frozen shakes and laid there until the sun was ready to disappear. We then walked into town after a shower and met up with friends from the safari volunteer programme. We ate some dinner together and we decided to eat pizza again since Chelsea has been craving it for months now. It was really nice to catch up with people and to find out about the progress and the setbacks they have had at the safari.
Today was another day of total relaxation. We got up when we finally woke up and went for breakfast at our guest house again. We laid around the pool all day, read our books and swam when we became too hot, about every fifteen minutes as it is over forty degrees. After our busy day we got showered and went out for dinner. We decided to have Italian food again as we will be eating hit and miss Thai food at the Safari from tomorrow and Chelsea had pizza for the third day in a row. Del Maria's in Kanchanaburi has a wood fired oven and the pizza is delicious! The owner recognised us from the other day and gave us a free dessert. Kanchanaburi is considerably busier than the last time we were here and we decided to have a few drinks on our veranda. We called to the shop and got some ice and had some whiskey and cokes sat outside.
Tomorrow we head back to the safari for a while. We are really looking forward to seeing all the animals we were looking after and catching up with everyone. We don't know how long we will stay yet, we have enjoyed travelling again and there is still some much we want to see, but we see the safari as a little home from home where we can spend a while and hang out with friends.