So, after having a good night's sleep I was very excited to go to Ayutthaya. However, Mark drank a little too much and slept in a non aircon room, so was feeling a little worst for wear. He decided to go back to bed and I headed off for some breakfast. Luckily I was not the only one up, so sat and chatted to Dave.
After a couple of hours of waiting around, everyone started to wake up and so we just hung out in Bangkok, again. This time we chose to use the ferry and skytrain to get around as we were a little fed up of tuk-tuk drivers trying to rip us off. We headed to Mo Chit to the Chatuchak Weekend Market. Some of the others headed to Siam just to check out the shopping. A little while into our ferry journey, some people discovered why you don't go on the ferry with a hang over - hard lesson to learn but sometimes an essential one. Loved the ferry, think its a very cool way to get around Bangkok without getting to hot and seeing some of the sites.
Took a little while to get to the market, was about 1pm and the sun was blazing down on us. Only spent a little while there but was cool. They had some very familiar sites there - pickled olives like Mum does!
We headed back to Siam to go to Jim Thompson's house - American textiles guy who dissapeared in the Camaroon highlands. The house was cool, we had a guide who showed us around the house - she was nice but seemed to smile in really odd places when she was speaking! I nealy collapsed in the heat but luckily we got something to drink then negotiated ourselves a tuk-tuk back to our place. First time I've ever been in a tuk-tuk with 4 people and we happened to have the Michael Schumacher of tuk-tuk drivers so made the experience that little bit more scary.
Once we got back, headed for food then off to the Mauy Thai boxing. Some people decided it was too much for them or just not their thing but a few of us still went in. I really enjoyed it - we watched 7 fights and I managed to predict 4 out of the 7 winners. It was quite interesting to watch the Thai people who were watching, they really got into it. So did the families - parents, brothers, sisters all shouting from the side lines.