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Cambodia Border at Night

Whilst killing a bit of time waiting for the Cambodian border to open the next day, I go to explore a little and show you this weird area between the Cambodia Border and the Thai Border that is packed with casinos and luxury 5 star hotels whilst on the street outside is pure poverty. The contrast between rich and poor is so strong that it is a little disturbing.

Check it out in the video below,  and don’t forget to leave a comment at the bottom of this page and let me know what you think.

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Overloading Trucks in Cambodia

Whilst exploring the town of Poipet in Cambodia by night, I just had to stop and admire some incredible overloading of a little pick-up truck. This is one of my favorite sightings to just sit and watch. It is possible to see this overloading of different vehicles all over South-east Asia. From my experience I would probably have to award the Cambodians with the gold medal for overloading vehicles in style. I have got other videos that I have collected over the years of vehicle overloading and one day I will pull them all together into a compilation of overloadedness. In the meantime you’ll have to enjoy this single great example of on overloaded truck in the video below.

Let me know in the comments below if you think that vehicle overloading in this comedy way is cool (or am I just weird?)

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Scorpion Stories

So I have these scorpions that seem insistent on coming into my new place. They must want to be my friend.

This is the story of the Thai scorpion I found in the spare bedroom. He wasn’t for leaving…

Part 2 Below

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Getting Settled

I have been in Thailand now for just about a week, got used to the heat and got over the jet-lag and general unbalancedness after being in the cold of Manchester for the last six weeks. I am presently looking at some houses ready to move from my bad apartment in the town and experience more of a country vibe.

I am in Kanchanaburi (2.5 hrs Northwest of Bangkok) which is close to the Burmese border. This province is famed for it’s mountainous landscape, waterfalls, jungle terrains and caves.

In this weeks video I am on the famous River Kwai Bridge in Kanchanaburi.  Made famous by the film The Bridge on the River Kwai, a 1957 British World War II film by David Lean based on the novel The Bridge over the River Kwai  by French writer Pierre Boulle. The film is a work of fiction but borrows the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942–43 for its historical setting. It stars William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, and Sessue Hayakawa.

I have been using Kanchanaburi as a base  for the majority of the last 8 years and I am hoping to show you more over the coming weeks.

I hope you guys are liking my videos so far.  Let me know what you want more of and ask any questions in the comments section below.

Also don’t forget to check out my previous video post here

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