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Ben Oostdam's Journal
of
Three Years (1954-1957)
in

T H A I L A N D



DATES : February 5/6, 1955 LOCATION : Phetchaburi




Watergardens along the road
from Bangkok southwestward
to Hua Hin and other beach resorts

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and photographs
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A sturdy oxen-cart
with graceful curves


I was stopped at a roadblock
and given this pleasant police man
as an escort, because of a recent
attack on a "pharang" (foreigner)


He enjoyed riding on the
back of my scooter -
quite unaware of this new hazard ...

curious people came running up,
shouting "Pharang !



This northernmost part of
the Malaysian Peninsula -
shared between Thailand and
Myanmar - is mainly limestone,
riddled with caves.
This one is used for cool storage
as well as Buddhist temple

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