Arrival in Bangkok after no sleep on plane
Trip Start Nov 16, 2004
40Trip End Nov 15, 2005
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Where I stayed
Khaosan Palace Hotel
Arrived at Bangkok International Airport at 11am local time after a sleepless 4 hour flight from Mumbai. Found a good hotel, Khaosan Palace Hotel, on Khao San Rd. Had some noodles for lunch washed down by a Chang beer. Spent most of the day just people watching and avoiding rickshaw drivers and street vendors. Intention was to have an early night after no sleep the night before but the local beer was too tempting! Got back just before midnight and I think I was asleep before my head hit the (clean) pillow.
Fri 10 December
Caught up on some much needed sleep and had a very filling ham baguette for lunch. Visited The Grand Palace that was established in 1782 by King Rama I
Sat 11 December
Another late start. Hey, we're on holiday. Headed off to a Snake Farm via a short boat ride along Chao Phraya River. Sadly , our planning skills let us down as the farm closes at midday on Saturday. To fend off the slight dissapointment we went to a Sushi Bar (first for me). After a quick lesson from Ning Nang Nial I managed to use the chopsticks quite successfully. Dan was feeling a bit dodgy (dehydration from a few beers I believe!) so we came back to Khao San Rd and had a rest. Nial & I watched the second half of the Merseyside derby (haha Jon!) and then the Newcastle/Portsmouth game. We also began the 'Rich versus Nial round the world pool competition'. I am pleased to announce that I am leading 5 - nil.
Sun 12 December
As I write, Nial & Dan have successfully booked our 12 hour VIP bus from Bangkok to Krabi. We leave Bangkok at 7 this evening but will be passing through again in the next couple of months. Krabi is on the south-west coast and a hub for our next destination - an island 'tba' for our Christmas
Hope everyone is enjoying the festivities at home and will write again soon!
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