Bangkok - Part two
Trip Start Dec 27, 2008
50Trip End Jun 27, 2009
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On our third day in BKK we headed out to the greater city, the new Bangkok. As if we hadn't been annoyed enough by taxi drivers all week, the guy who took us there really took the biscuit. After reminding him to turn the meter on (I was on to him in a flash) he took us on numerous detours that ended with him pulling up outside a travel agent or jewellery shop; he'd be saying things like, "Ooh yes, much cheaper to book tickets in Bangkok, much cheaper" as he (as if by chance) drove by a travel agent that his brother owned. Keep drivin'.
We had a stroll through the biggest shopping centre ever (unconfirmed), I was kept busy holding Charlotte back from diving into every store. It had about seven floors, an oceanarium, three foodcourts, a lagoon and a canal. Not only that, it wasn't filled with chavs spitting on each other and the like, amazing!
The budget though remains tight and I dragged a kicking and screaming Charlotte out the doors. We headed for Baiyoke Sky Hotel which is listed in Lonely Planet under the section "Quirky Bangkok",
On the way back down something caught my eye, something that I simply couldn't ignore. It was the word "GOLF"! That's right, for 40 baht, you can whack 40 balls (into a net, not onto the poor folk below) out towards the massive cityscape.
After spending quite a bit on our transport for the coming weeks we needed a cheap meal on our last night. Tired of eating noodles at the roadside we opted for the only thing cheaper ...... grasshoppers!