One night in Bangkok (Obviously!)
Trip Start Aug 19, 2005
32Trip End Apr 04, 2006
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Arriving into Bangkok we were giddy with excitement at the prospect of seeing Will and Owen - we sat at the airport and waiting patiently and then there they were - friendly faces - smelling slightly of fish (It's true) ! We got ripped off in the taxi on the way from the airport to our hotel and OP left his bank card in the ATM - good start! We didn't care though as we were really excited.
The first night we hit the Khao San road and spent our time drinking beer and looking for a couple of Thai brides for OP and WW. It was lashing it down with rain but still really warm. The next day it was still raining and we hired our own boat for a pleasant trip up the dirty river (see photo), The Beard got rid of his beard as did Will (see photos) in a traditional barber shop, and then we all had Thai massages which is pleasurable but also quite painful - you can hear each others backs cracking as they manouvre you around
Following day we did a day trip to Kanchanaburi which is where the Bridge over the River Kwai is (it rained alot - why did we choose to come in the rainy season). Nice bridge, very moving reading about it's history. More beers in the evening.
Yesterday (Friday) we did the typical tourist stuff as the weather was brilliant, really sunny and hot.. We saw The Grand Palace which is great, the Emerald Bhudda (although it is made of Jade and very tiny), the large reclining Bhudda and Big Buddha's little Buddha. More beers in the evening at makeshift bars on the Khao San road that do cheap cocktails by the bucket.
This evening we fly to Ko Samui for the full moon party tomorrow night on Ko Pagnan. We'll update you about that after the event!
Take care for now!
Mat, Rach, Owen and Will.