The stupid tourists...and the 'TUC TUC'

Trip Start Jul 03, 2009
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Trip End Dec 03, 2009


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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Welcome to Thailand!!! Or rather Bangkok...and all its traffic and most of all the tuc tuc's!!!!


Well...I met up with ELodie and we had a first great day just walking round bangkok and visiting temple after temple. They are really very impressive as hopefully u will see in the pics which are currently uploading on facebook!! The reclining Buddha is amazing...its just so huge and all the decoration and detail in the temples is amazing!! The rest of Bangkok is just very very busy...and after a whole day on our feet we being tourist decided to ctach a tuc tuc!!!


We bargained a real price 10 Bat which is 20 cents...to get us to hour hotel...yes yes he says....yes 10 Bat ...1 stop!!! Ok great we say 1 stop - hotel!!! As we sit comfartbly in our tuc tuc and start taking photos the guy seems to drive on for ever, after a while he syas...ok so 1 stop, I take you, you see....we look at each other and go...no no just to hotel....no no he syas 1 stop...we insist we want to go to our hotel....and what does he do...he just pulls up at the side of the road and makes us get out!!!! By this time we are standing under some highway...we have no idea where!!! We try to catch another tuc tuc but its all the same storey!!! No one will take us without 1 stop!!!! Well...in the end we have to give in...and end up being driven to a silk shop to have a look..but no buy...just see...just 5 minites...and he gets his gasoline!!!! So what should be a 10 mins drive to the hotel...takes us over an hour!!!! So...be warned...next time u get lazy...its safer to suffer and use your feet!!!!

As for the rest...the food is amazing...cocktails and fresh fruit shakes too!!! And the markets are also just great!!! Anyway the pictures tell all and are more interesting than my blabbing!!!

So tomorrow we r off to some smaller towns and we start our zigzagging accross Thailand down to Malaysia after a brief stop at the Old Capital City which should provide some amazing phots of yet another temple!!!!

Till the next time!!!
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