So, we were supposed to be going to Ayutthaya today but Mark had to wait around to find out if he could change his room. Found out pretty late he couldn't, so we decided to be tour guides to Ross for the day as it was his first day here. We didn't get very far down the road before we were approached by a smartly dressed gentleman who asked us where we were going - we replied the Golden mountain, he kindly informed us that right now it was closed but he could reccomended some places for us to go and conviently enough his friend had a tuk-tuk and could take us around for 10bhat for the day! We kindly rejected his offer - knowing it was one of the most common scams in Bangkok - if I could have a pound for each time I was asked that I would have paid for my accomodation in Bangkok really easily!
As we were walking to the Golden Mountain we seemed to stumble on a street where they made wooden doors. We saw some very familiar symbols on 4 of the doors - the Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City and Man U badges! Mark being a Man U fan was considering buying one and exporting it back to England for his bedroom but quickly realised that it may be a bit too expensive.
Walking up the Golden Mountain was a bit of a challenge - there were more steps than I thought there would be and it was really hot! Got up there and the views were really cool - could see the vastness of Bangkok - it is huge. Though, amoungst all the modern building you could also see the old Bangkok - the slumps still exist next to the high rises. Very strange.
After that, we decided to go back to the hotel, and go for a massage. Myself and Mark just had half and hour foot massages (120Bhat, so about 2 quid, not bad really). The girl who did mine hurt me a bit but it was ok, guess thats how its supposed to work!
We got, just relaxed for a while, then decided to try and go see some Thai Boxing. We got ready and as we were walking out everyone started arriving. Finally got to meet all the people who I had been speaking to over the past couple of months. Met Jen for the first time too - she was very smiley and nice!
We told everyone that we were going to the boxing, so they all got ready. It took a while to gather everyone together and they were all hungry. So, we decided against going to the boxing, instead we headed to the Koah San Road. Ended up staying in the same bar all night - most people sampled the famous Thai buckets of cocktails (not realising that heat, humidity and drinking don't really mix well). We had a really good time and I ended up DJing in the bar as I constantly complained to the owner that the music wasn't all that great. We tried to head home, but some people decided to stay out - I was ready for my bed, so sensibly headed home.