Kanchanaburi, River Kwai & War Cemetery
Nothing too glorious about this place, but it is quite significant & full with sadness during Japanese occupation period (WW II).
One of the 3 War Cemeteries beside the Chungkai & Thanbyuzayat is actually located at the main road access to River Kwai. Most tombstones were to commemorate those no know grave by name, not the actual buried site.
Fly Cheap (II)
I'm planning a round-the-world trip for next year... travelling on the cheap, of course!
I was hoping to find a handy database of budget/lowcost airlines online, but can't find any with much detail.
So, I decided to put my own online at http://bigball.wetpaint.com
I'm adding to it as I plan my trip, so it doesn't cover too much as yet. It's set-up as a wiki-database, so please feel free to add new listings or edit/comment those already there.
I hope you find this useful.
Tagpol Park Haiku II
Cold winter blues left behind
Lost in warm and sweet
( This picture was taken in one of busy streets of Tagpol Park. Though busy commuters walked hurriedly down the streets and by-passed this sleeping figure, time stood still for me. How can you tear away your eyes from such a brilliant burst of red? )
"Paying homage to the spirit of homage"
Fiery speeches spew
Laughter admidst boredom in
a cradle of men
( Background info : This picture was taken in Tagpol Park. I found it ironical that people gathered in the same way, years ago around the revolutionary leader, who is now cast in bronze. These group of pensioners are actually listening to a really short speaker...)
Ocean Pearl II
"Back on an Old Favorite"
Visited Singapore, Phuket, Nias in Sumatra (see Indonesia}, Padang in Sumatra, Jakarta}, Semarang in Java (see Indonesia, Surabaya in Java, and Bali.
Here we are docked in Phuket, Thailand
"Marco Polo Lounge"
They brought a folkloric show aboard the Ocean Pearl in Bali.
That's Guy Harris at the piano.
Here are the Paradise Trio
"The Piano Bar Waitresses"
"At the Piano Bar with Friends"
I am sitting with our good friends, Harvey and Iris in the Piano Bar
I really love to swim.
"Tendering in to a Port"
"What a Beautiful Ship"
"Lowering the Anchor"
"Our Cabin Steward, Ley"
Best season for trip to korea???
I plan for trip to korea, need some advise. pls help
1) which season go better ? winter or spring
2) I Plan to go cheju island as well, how many day do I need for seoul and cheju?
3) which are the must go places in seoul?
i) Nice scenery ?
iii) Hotel in seoul provide local trip for tourist? how much it cost?
3) for cheju Island hotel provide local trip? how much the cost?
Re: Best season for trip to korea???
the answer to question 1 depends on whether you want to roast or freeze to death.
in the winter (december, january) expect temperatures in seoul of no higher than -10C (i.e. well below freezing). in the summer, it's going to be very hot.
if you really push it you can probably see the major tourist things in seoul in the space of 3 days.
within seoul i would advise taking taxis as they are extremely cheap (however I live in London so I may have a different definition of "cheap" to you). the one problem with the taxis (and korea in general) is that no-one speaks English (or any language other than Korean), so you might find it difficult to make the taxi drivers understand where you want to go.
alternatively, seoul has a pretty good metro system which is pretty easy to use (and extremely cheap indeed).
i was in korea on business and so stayed at my company's expense in the seoul hilton, which is a fantastic 5 star hotel near the center of the city. if you can afford i would recommend it, but it's going to be quite expensive...
Re: Re: Best season for trip to korea???
Thanks for your advise.
Im was there last year during winter end of december, wasn't tat cool and no snow. quite disappointted.
I hope this time i could see snow.
Could you recommand some places with nice scenery? so I could search thru info from web..
Re: Re: Best season for trip to korea???
can't really help with scenary, the only place i went outside of seoul was to the DMZ.