Leaving Chiang Mai
Trip Start Jan 2003
200Trip End Dec 2003
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An overnight train journey back to Bangkok (all roads seem to lead to Bangkok) for a couple of days. We need to pick up some parcels (specially requested items sent from home) and to meet a few people (Kirsty's friend Luke and two dutch guys - Martin and Richard who we met on the boat) befpre heading down to the beach for some much deserved rest!
Unfortunately we seem to have lucked out on the seats on the train and are sitting directly opposite a middle-aged dutch guy who's hacking up as many vile part-solids as possible from the depth of his innards and gobbing them out the window. While this is hardly a rare sound in Asia, there seeems something more offensive about it when it's a western guy doing the hoiking (sp?)!
At least we can look forward to weighing ourselves again when we get back to Hualamphong station although Kirsty has an unfair advantage this time of the kind that you really don't need to hear about!
Bad news - I've not managed to lose a single pound - perhaps all those pastries in Lao bakeries weren't as low in fat as I had originally hoped!