Back in Bangkok!
Trip Start Apr 10, 2005
90Trip End Dec 09, 2006
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We spent Saturday night on the Khao San Road - it felt different being here this time, we were more confident and knew what to expect etc. We have learnt some more Thai and have a double act when banting with the market stall vendors. I say "Tow lie?" (How Much?) - Matt says "Lot dye my?" (lower price?) - we were told (by an English bloke who as emigrated out here) it would get us really good prices, not Thai prices but still we were happy when I got some flip flops for 130 baht and it was fun. It does get confusing as they reply in Thai - I think they are impressed when you try to speak there language, think they appreciate it.
Being more confident we decided to try some Thai food last night from a market vendor - we had bbq chicken and some veggy egg noodles which were lovely, you have to eat them on the road side but it was our cheapest meal yet. We spent a total of 125baht including drinks!! So if you eat like locals you have more money for beer woo hoo! We found a nice chill out bar and watched some movies - so nothing too exciting has happened but we have now recharged our batteries before we head to Chiang Mai. We met a couple too and had a really good chat with them and exchanged travelling experiences. So all in all a good few days in Bangkok - enjoyed more then last time.
We head off for Chiang Mai this evening and are getting a sleeper train all the way - this will take 12 hours, we expect this journey to be better then our last journey as they have beds and a/c.