Our last days in Bangkok

Trip Start Sep 23, 2011
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Trip End Dec 24, 2012

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Well, just about woke up on Sunday, Elle thought I was dead for a second trying to wake me up, we didn't arise from our coffins till 3pm so most of the day was wasted. We went down to the pool, caught little of what sunshine we could then had a quite one indoors, boring you might think... but that's what we are!

 Monday 26th
 
After having one of my worst nightmares (think a very surreal paranormal activity moment) we decided to try and do something today.
After sorting our train tickets out with the travel agents for our next leg of our journey, we decided to try and get a few sights in.
First on the list was the Grand Palace after a walk-by of the swing by china town, the size and detail of it all is hard to explain how awesome it is. The Emerald Buddha is in the grounds of the palace and this was the best part for me, your not allowed in with shoes on and no photos to be taken. Watching all these people come in and pray to it and be at one meditating really made me want to, but i probably would have looked a right plonker.
That was it for the palace next on our list was Wat Pho otherwise known to house The Reclining Buddha. This was cool as well, the statue is so long cant really get the aspect of it in the picture, behind the Buddha is 100 something bowls with the meaning of putting a coin in each one as a wish or merit?? i don't know but we done it!! ha!, we donated 20 baht each and got a bowl of tiny coins (think they were satang). We got to about 7 from the end and had run out! so don't know if it counts or not.. oh well. The grounds of Wat Pho is also meant to be the place that Thai massage was born, so we decided to give it a go as first timers. It hurts!! Elle ended up with a bruise on her arse cheek and i had one on my shin!! Felt nice after wards though, maybe just because it had stopped...
We also decided to get a Muay Thai fight in (Thai boxing). We definitely sat in the wrong place here, it was quite a big stadium we were in 3rd class which is the cheapest. It ended up being like a scene out of Deer Hunter, all screaming Thai men wanting to bet with each other. We watched 4 or 5 fights then left as it was getting to rowdy up in the rafters where we was!!
Quite a good day i think, making up on the lost one we had the day before.

Tuesday 27th
 
Our last full day in Bangkok, gutted as i was looking at boat trips the night before to go to Attuyah the ancient city but they pick you up at about 7.30 so too late and tried booking it for Wednesday but the river is off limits to cruise boats as they are practicing the Royal Flotilla or something. Down to Koh San it is then, for a last bit of shopping and a couple of changs.

Wednesday 28th
 
Today we get the train to Chumpon then hop on a boat over to Koh Tao so just chilled by the pool and got another massage (not thai this time, maybe on Tao) I also burn quite bad today, cloud bathing is just as bad as sun bathing!!
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Lauren on

Photos look amazing! x

Rosanne on

Hi Elle and Reece, looks like your having a fantastic time..very jealous! Everything is the same here..boring. Weather not too bad at the mo, but apparently we may get snow! HAVE FUN! I will try and get on skype soon.
Take care, Love Rosanne xxx

Elle on

Hello Rosanne :)))

I'm glad every thing is good with you! how is Amber enjoying uni? How is work?
Yes you will have to get skype, Jackie and Tony have and we spoke to them on Sunday, the reception was not very good though but that is because we are on a desert beach lol with crap reception!

Lovely beach though, all we have been doing is sunbathing and playing volleyball lol! Take care keep in touch and let me know when you have skype.
My email is elleeighty4@hotmail.com send me an email when you get skype :) love Elle and Reece xxxx

Kris on

Did you get and view those links I sent by email and Skype IM?

rosanne on

Hi Elle and Reece, Amber has added you on her skype for me. We can arrange a time to go on there or leave a note on here about when you will be on there. Amber is enjoying uni,settled in well. I see you missed the floods in Bangkok! Been fairly quiet at work, you are missed! Looks like your having a fantastic time! Take care and speak to you soon!
Love Rosanne xxxxxx

Elle on

Hi Ro,

Yes we got out of Bangkok just in time :)
If you see this post today (30.10.11) We are going on skype at 2.30pm your time if you can get on? :)) going to try and talk to Jackie and Tony b4, I sent them an email to see if they can get on.

Glad work is good, I miss all you guys!!

Well hope you can get on skype today :)

Love Elle & Reece xxxx

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