River Kwai Tour and Death Railway to Kanchanaburi - From Bangkok, Thailand

River Kwai Tour and Death Railway to Kanchanaburi - From Bangkok, Thailand

This British-desired railway, connecting Burma and Thailand, was deemed to be too incredibly tough of an undertaking to consider, due to the hilly jungle terrain and absence of transportation and medical equipment. However, in 1942 - during World War II, the Japanese seized Burma and took control away from Britain and by October of 1943, “The Death Railway” - as it became known - was completed by the Japanese with no transportation between the workers and the outside world, no medical help, no advanced tools and very little food.

It is a heartbreaking story with grueling conditions of forced labor, including more than 60,000 Allied prisoners of war and about 180,000 Southeast Asian natives. Over 100,000 people died during the construction of the railroad, and - after Wold War II ended - 111 Japanese military officials who were connected to the Death Railway were tried in court for war crimes, 32 of which received a death sentence. The remains of most of the war dead were retrieved and transplanted to official war cemeteries.

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The Best Places to see in Cairo, Egypt

The Best Places to see in Cairo, Egypt

The best places to visit in Cairo, Egypt. Must see places in Cairo, Egypt. Can’t miss places in Cairo, Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Giza. The Great Pyramid of Egypt. The pyramids of Giza. The Sphinx of Giza. The Egyptian Museum. Memphis & Shakkara. Pharaonic Village. Fayoum Oasis - Wadi El-Rayan. Madinaty City or New Cairo City. Al Mokattam Mountain Coptic Cave Churches. The Hanging Church, the Cavern Church & the Ben Erza Synagogue. The Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. The Salah Al. Din Citadel & Alabaster Mosque. The Mosques of Al-Rifa’i and Sultan Hassan.

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The Best DIY Switzerland Itinerary (On a Budget) - Even With Kids!

The Best DIY Switzerland Itinerary (On a Budget) - Even With Kids!

Switzerland on a budget. Free things to do in Switzerland. Is Switzerland expensive? How to travel to Switzerland. Affordable Switzerland. Affordable vacations in Switzerland. Travel and adventure in Switzerland. Kandersteg International Scout Center. Paragliding. White Water Rafting. Canyoning. Swiss Chocolate & Swiss Cheese. Zurmatt and the Matterhorn. Rock Climbing. Jungfraujoch & Eiger Trail Day Trip. Oeschinensee Lake and the Rodelbahn. Swiss Culture Night. Trummelbach Falls, Thun Castle, Interlaken.

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Amazing 2, 3, or 4 Day Itinerary of Egypt - Cairo, Hurghada, Alexandria, the Nile, Siwa, and the Sinai

Amazing 2, 3, or 4 Day Itinerary of Egypt - Cairo, Hurghada, Alexandria, the Nile, Siwa, and the Sinai

Egypt Itinerary - Egyptian Highlights or Everything. Fayoum Oasis. Valley of Whales. Wadi al Rayan. Wadi El-Hitan. Pyramids. Great Pyramid. Sphinx. Egyptian Museum. Felucca. Luxor Temple. Karnak Temple. Valley of the Kings. King Tut’s Tomb. Nile River Cruise. Kom Ombo. Temple of Philae. High Dam. Aswan. Abu Simbel. Hurghada. Red Sea. Mt Sinai. Dahab. Alexandria. Siwa Oasis. Rosetta.

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Cultures of the World - Stories from Egypt

Cultures of the World - Stories from Egypt

What is Egypt like? An Egyptian Adventure & Learning Experience. What to do in Egypt. Egyptian culture. Religion in Egypt. Is Egypt safe to visit? Is Egypt cheap? Egypt on a budget.

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What to do in Bunratty, Ireland - A Great Place Between Shannon and Limerick

What to do in Bunratty, Ireland - A Great Place Between Shannon and Limerick

Bunratty lies between Shannon Airport and Limerick City. It is famous for its castle and folk park. For a small village, there is a lot to see and you could . . .

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5 Must-See Places When Visiting Wales

5 Must-See Places When Visiting Wales

Thankfully we had time to explore Wales for a couple of days because it really is a lovely place. If you get the chance to go to Wales, here are some of the places we would recommend: . . .

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Historical Walking Tour of Dublin, Ireland - The History of Dublin, England and the United States

Historical Walking Tour of Dublin, Ireland - The History of Dublin, England and the United States

While in Dublin, we happened to see a flyer for a historical walking tour offered by history graduates of Trinity College. It looked interesting, so we signed up!

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Amazing Self-Guided Tour and Itinerary of the Scottish Highlands - 2, 3, or 4-Days

Amazing Self-Guided Tour and Itinerary of the Scottish Highlands - 2, 3, or 4-Days

Scotland Itinerary. Scottish Highlands Itinerary. Tour of the Scottish Highlands. The Best Self-Guided Highlands Tour. Do it yourself highlands tour. Affordable highlands tour itinerary. Scottish Highlands on a budget. Scottish Highlands trip from Edinburgh. As we were unable to secure a trip on the tour services of Timberbush, we decided to put together the trip on our own and see how much that would cost.  Here is that tour.

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Rental Cars in Ireland, Israel, and Jamaica Require a Bank Letter

Rental Cars in Ireland, Israel, and Jamaica Require a Bank Letter

Headed to Ireland, Jamaica, or Israel and planning to rent a car? You NEED to have a . . .

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Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall - Dublin, Ireland

Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall - Dublin, Ireland

South of Dublin is a huge estate with gardens that cover 47 acres, and the highest waterfall in Ireland.

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Visiting the Dan-yr-ogof caves in Wales - Best things to do in Wales U.K.

Visiting the Dan-yr-ogof caves in Wales - Best things to do in Wales U.K.

The Dan-yr-ogof caves were extensive and included other activities. It is definitely a family-friendly area, but great for singles or couples as well.

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Wonderful 1, 3 or 5 day Itinerary in Paris - France on a Budget

Wonderful 1, 3 or 5 day Itinerary in Paris - France on a Budget

A little known law may pay for your trip completely! When we initially planned to start our adventures from Orlando, Florida, our first destination was Paris, France.  We had estimated flight costs, accommodations, Disneyland tickets, transportation, food, etc. to run us around $1,500 when everything was said and done...

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What to expect from a Day Trip to Ouzoud Waterfalls - from Marrakech, Morocco

What to expect from a Day Trip to Ouzoud Waterfalls - from Marrakech, Morocco

Best day trips from Marrakech, Morocco. What to expect from a day trip to Ouzoud Waterfalls. There are many different excursions and day trips from Marrakech. If you're staying in the city, after a few days you'll be ready to venture out and see the beautiful landscapes and the Atlas Mountains just outside of Marrakech.

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