Day One of Tour to Northen Thailand
Trip Start Jun 20, 2012
76Trip End Sep 02, 2012
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Today we met early and got the public bus into the city. The 'ticket inspector' was an older Thai lady who was about 4 ft high - myself and Fran an Aussie girl got hustled off our seats by her when two men got on the bus - apparently the custom in Thailand. Not one I'm a fan of..
First stop Wat Po, a temple which has a giant reclining Buddha - 45 metres long
Next was a tour of the Klongs canal on a long boat. Zipped along past houses on stilts & stopped to feed the fish. I also bought a traditional fan from an old lady on a boat-shop. Then onto the Flower market which was full of vivid colours & scents. Me & Debbie got separated from the group, thankfully spotted them in time to grab a taxi back to the hotel!
Picked up our things and just started a 6 hour bus journey north to an ancient town called Sukhothai. Bought some fruit from the bus station that's kind of like a cross between an apple and a melon. Even that comes with a bag of spice!!
Hoping people enjoyed the Ziggy doc, I've still got the songs playing on loop in my head..