18th June 2010 Another good sleep, another day in Bangkok. We make are way out of the hotel to visit the Grand palace, unfortunately when we get into the taxi, he tellsus it is closed, he did however try his hardest to bring us any were, but we got out without a charge. Making are way to the sky train, i purchased a “croissant” to my surprise there was a hidden sausage inside, I also had a “milk” that tasted nothing like milk, more like a mixture of bread and white paint. Setting out across town we took another boat trip to a different temple on the map. At this point I will add the map we are currently using has gotten us lost numerous occasions, and today was no different there is many, many streets that just don’t exist on this map we have! As we jump from shadow to shadow avoiding the midday heat we stumbled across a smaller temple with a door open so in we went. The Glare of the golden spires and sparkle of the gems sprinkled over the buildings is astonishing. The monks in the bright orange saffron robes making two sweaty guys from […]
17th of June. Bangkok. 12 hours later, we arise from are pretty comfortable beds. Hungry, we decided to explore the hotel then look for some food, considering all we had to eat was a strange bag of Thai crisps. We unfortunately got caught up by discovering the swimming pool and gym, we decided to sculpt are bodies for an hour to help when we arrive at Koh Chang island, hopefully looking like David Hasselfof. As we were sitting by the pool an American couple, Jeff and Nicole who were in Bangkok for a wedding told us about a restaurant near the hotel called phling ping. We set about trying to find itunfortunately are direction skills were off, again and we couldn’t find it! Deciding to travel up the river to look for something in Koh San with a littleless Phling. The boat trip itself was an interesting experience, for about 25p we avoided the busy highways and got to view some of Bangkok’s interesting river side architecture. Dotted along parts of the River the Temples were sparkling as the sun set behind them, the locals oblivious to what is obviously an everyday sight to them. We reached are destination and […]
After a comfortable 11 hour flight, a respectable amount of sleep and some sort of chicken, we arrive safetly in Bangkok. Collect are oversized backpacks and hit the road. 150 Thai batt to Silom, bus AE3. As I sit on the bus, Chris asleep, trying to take in new surroundings, I quickly realise this isnt anything like we are used to. Health and Safety dosent exist, scooters weaving in and out of traffic, organised chaos. Onto the highway and above the sea of corrogated iron roofs you can see the temple spires splitting the riples of the houses. Last stop on the route and as we jump of are moving bus, Chang a skinny glasses thai/chinese man decides to show us are hotel. He waits for us and tells us were to watch the football. Chang leads us through busy tourist streets and down dark back allys. Eventually we arrive at a bar, get a drink, quickly scaning the room its obviously out of some sort of mafia red shirt establishment. Half time of the Chile versus Honduras game, we use it to escape, however Chang tells us about a sweet deal he will get us on a bus trip […]
hello! welcome to the blog channel, I’ve decided to set up a diary/journal to document our adventure. We leave tomorrow for London and then on to Bangkok, trying to pack now, working out what to bring and what not. whether to bring colgo or not? Over the next year, I will add pictures and bits n pieces of what we have been up too, people we have met and things I have thought about. Anyway this is just a quick post to see how this works! Laters on the menjay.