Back in Bangkok
Trip Start Feb 24, 2003
13Trip End Aug 23, 2003
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As much fun as we had on Koh Samui doing nothing more stressful than deciding what cocktail to drink, I'm kinda glad to be back in Bangkok and moving around again.
On Saturday we took the sky train out to Bangkok's weekend market, a place that makes Sydney's Paddys Market look like a suburban garage sale. It took us the best part of a day to see what was probably only a quarter of the 8000+ stalls.
That night we did the obligatory trip to Khao San Road (a full-on backpacker hangout), ate some amazing spring rolls, fish cakes and corn from a street stall, bought our fake student and press photographer IDs, and feared for our lives in the back of a tuk-tuk. Those drivers have no fear of death I'm sure of it - their resolve to play chicken with much larger vehicles is amazing!
Yesterday we took a canal trip on a long tail boat and saw some of what river life is all about - kids swimming, women washing and men fishing, while today we walked around the city's temples and a bit more shopping (come on, we are girls afterall).
Tonight we hit the red light district of Patpong for a bit of ping pong action...