Archive | November 21, 2013

Thailand – Bangkok

So we’re in Thailand! We’ve had 3 nights in Bangkok and it’s been an experience! Our hotel was really close to Kao San road, the touristy bit – lots of bars, restaurants, street food and market stalls. So lots going on 🙂

We’d been told BKK was smelly and people were right! But we managed to get some shade and relief by going to see some temples which were amazing. One in particular had a huuuuge gold reclining Buddha! It was so interesting to see the Thai peoples demonstrations of faith too. 
Sadly Kels learned the hard way that you should wear cheap flip flops when going to temples… You have to leave them outside and Kels came back outside to find her walking sandles had been stolen!! This was pretty annoying in itself but then we were left with the dilemma of what to do as I was barefoot and a 20 min walk from our hotel! So Dee left Kels at the corner of a busy road barefooted whilst she went in search of shoes and luckily found some flip flops so all was okay! Sadly the lady laughed when Cordelia tried to haggle on the price but at least Kels could walk home! 
Other random stories – Kels being told she is ‘as tall as a man’ by a little Thai lady, the same lady accusing our map of being ‘dirty’ due to a tuk tuk driver drawing all over it the previous day. Travelling on a canal boat that stops for about 9 seconds while you clamber on – we were the only tourists on this boat! Arriving a day early at your hotel at 2am and so having to splash out on a triple room. Driving on a 5 lane motorway in a tuk tuk…
It’s been an experience already and we’re waiting for our flight north to Chiang Mai for 6 nights (elephants and temples and hopefully a bit calmer than BKK). 
Lots of love xxx