Bangkok

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Wow This place was hectic!! and so random. i absolutely hated it here at first afer the peace and tranquility of the beaches but then i grew to love it now i cant wait to come back. Its so CRAZY here. when we first got here (after our night on the sleeper train, which was very cool) we went to the weekend market which was crazy, it was so huge and hectic and i dont particuarly like shopping at the best of times!!i kept thinking how i couldnt wait to get back to some peace and quiet, we were staying on khao san road though so tthat was never gong to happen!! we were paying 1 pound a nite to stay in some sweat box where we had to share a toilet and coulnt sit on the seat because it was so dirty! we managed one nite and to cope we went out and got copletely wrecked!! we bumped in to our friend yoo who we met on the train to ko pagnan!! so random so we spent the nite with him and his thai friends getting wecked on straight thai whisky and singing very loud!! the next day we were feeling so wrecked and couldnt cope in our hot box anymore and splashed out on a nice airconditioned hotel which took american dollars ( so thankyou Clare and Michael for the treat :-)

the transport is so hectic here too, when we were trying to navigate ourselvess round bangkok to look at temples we got hounded by tuk tuk drivers and driven to suit and jewlwry shops by the drivers to get their friends some buisness (they get commission if we buy anything). come on its me and matt-like we have money to but a suit!! when we told he man in the suit shop we didnt have any money he practically kicked us out!! We didn't even want to be there anyway!!!the buses are crazy too. they stop for a few seconds then start driving off again so you have to jump on them while they are moving. The same with the river taxis too. you have to board them by walking along some shoddy wooden pier where you have to basically walk doubled over because the cieling isnt high enough. then you have to leap over a massive gap between the pier and boat and hope youve done it at the right time so as not to fall in the river- health and saftey here eh!!!

oh yeah talking of health and saftey!! the craziest thing i have seen is a petrol station by day and a restaurant by nite !! comlete with candle lit tables!! un belivable!!

ah writing all this has made me smile though!!! im just at bangkok airport now waiting for england to open so i can try to sort out a flight to sydney, matts just gone back to england too which was really sad :-(

check out our photos of the temples- amazing

love lou x
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azahra
azahra on

Louuuuuuuuuuuu
Ha ha, it all sounds amazing - those crazy Thais!

hope it carries on that way without smacky!

CAN'T WAIT TO GO TO THAILAND!!

take it easy

ant xxx

alicb
alicb on

Old Thai Proverb
Man who walks through airport doors sideways is going to Bangkok!! Hee hee

Glad all is well! And sounds as though you are still having a fab time. I can't believe you've been gone nearly a month already!!

Take care lovely. xxxx

mackey
mackey on

England sucks
Hi sweetheart,
wow this is my first entry on your site, i got home ok, 16 hours of travel though and it was raining and cold when i got back to top it off!
Hope the smelly marco polo wasnt too bad, but back to good old d&d though!
Where are the photos you only put writing on?
Anyway ill email you properly, i love you loads and miss u so much already, take care x x x x x

lgeorge
lgeorge on

Re: England sucks
ha ha the smelly marco polo shook at night from the base of the club next door!! im back spoiling myself with luxury for the next week!!!

i love you too x

farehamjo.x
farehamjo.x on

you are Britains most wanted!!!! lol
hi louisa, bangkok looks cool, cant believe you,ve been gone a month already. i,m off to bruge tom and canaries the week after.... not quite as adventurous as u.... by the way u are britains most wanted... well ravenswood most wanted... kev smith is after u!!!! kate will explain..lol. take care. speak soon xxjo.

lgeorge
lgeorge on

Re: you are Britains most wanted!!!! lol
has it got anything to do with smoking in his coffe shop before i left?!!!

have a fab time on your hols x


kateprentice
kateprentice on

britians most wanted
oh dear babe,
i know how you love the little stuff so this will make you laugh.
I was at work yesterday and kev smith stopped me and said 'are you still in contact with louisa' and i reply 'why yes' and then he said 'could you ask her for the video's from the library she borrowed, i know she's off travelling, but she should have handed them back before she went.'
i nearly died with laughter as of course having the time of your life travelling THATS what you worry about!!! Me and Jo joked he's gonna track you down to get them back, so better keep moving. he he.

Anyway, that aside i got the phot's back from Hallowisa, oh my god how funny, but now i miss you and it makes me sad.

Take care babe,

Kate.x.

mindi
mindi on

Thailand looks awesome!!!
Hello Lou and Matt,

The pic's are brilliant. How cool is Thailand!!!
I'm sitting at home in the dark, partly because the days are so short here and because I haven't got a bulb!! Rubbish!!

I'm gona to get ratted tonight and imagine I'm on a beach in Thailand.............keep having loads of fun, and try and get kicked out of as many suit shops as you can.....ha ha ha!!!
Bye

Mindi

lgeorge
lgeorge on

Re: Thailand looks awesome!!!
ah Mindy!! i hope you found a lightbulb!! or have been eating your carrots!! it is amazing here, dont be too jealous though cuz now im here on my own and although the museums are cool i havent really had a proper conversation in 3 days!!! (appart from my mum calling) ive been dancing round my single room tonite and really feel like dancing but have no one to go with!! i still love it here but am well excited about getting to sydney!!

lgeorge
lgeorge on

Re: britians most wanted
oh dear!!! Ha Ha i suppose matt will add them to his collection now!! or you could always pick them up from matts for me?! you know hell be hassling you for the next year otherwise!! miss you too x

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