Hi guys! Us again!
We have been to Bangkok twice now but didn't bother with a blog as we knew we were coming back to see more of the bustling atmosphere and amazing sights!
When we were first here (although it seems like forever ago) we went to see the grand palace and the Wat Phraew, it was 500 baht each to get in and bear in mind our daily budget is 500 baht each too we though it was quite expensive but you kinda cant come to Bangkok and miss this! The attention to detail and the decoration of the palace and the temple was just incredibly, and so beautiful, everything was hand painted and they were all hand painting on the renovated area as we walked by! Think it is definately a long job though! The grand palace reminded us of being at buckingham palace with the security and the non moving guards (adam couldnt wait to get his picture taken with one of them). To get around we road on the sky train, metro and the river ferry (the sercurity on the metro was good too, they made us open up our entire back packs for them to see inside, they didnt check our day packs, what if we had summat dangerous in there?!?) The lonely planet book raved about the sky train and saying it was the best thing ever, me and adam didnt think it was all that great, it was expensive and it went dead slow and its not like you were really riding a train in the sky so needless to say it was a bit of a let down! lol! Its a very modern, very busy and very loud city, but then again it is the capital. Its great for those on holiday and not backpacking as you can go out and get drunk with the ton of others and the local lady boys if you have the money! We didnt have the money to go out drinking that much, and no inclination to pull any lady boys ( i did have to keep adams eyes away from them all alot though, but dont worry he hasnt left me for one of them just yet!) We did manage to get drunk just the once in Bangkok (last night) it was apure accident though, as lack of food and very little sleep paid a toll when we ordered to large bottles of chang (local beer), and the bottles are actually quite large (2pints in each!) However, adam did manage to get a little clumsy and pour a whole glass of beer all over my nice new skirt! But all is well cos i was too drunk to care! At 8 o'clock we stoppped drinking and tried to sober up, by 10 o'clock and after food we had managed it quite well! Going to bed we thought would be an easy task but staying on To Khao San (busiest road in the world) we were kept up till the early hours of the morning and then woken by the kings music at 8am! Therefore we are going to sleep in the airport tonight, so we can save money on accomodation and will prob get a little more sleep there than we did last night!
Moving on from that, we also visited the Wat Po, which is famous for the largest and oldest budda in Thailand, 46m long! Bloody massive! Quite impressed with the temple, evenm though really once you've seen ten, you tend to have seen them all, but this one was a little different at least. It displayed the old marking of the history of massage and the pressure points, so that was really interesting to see! We were meant to go to the museum today, however, after me just recovering from travellers tummy, adam now had the same thing (but he had already had it before me too)! We did both manage to escape quite well from being ill, that was until the malaria tablets kicked in and knock you for 6 everytime you take one, luckily we have our last one this friday! yay!
So that's Thailand finished with and after 4 days in Singapore we move onto the next leg of our trip, Oz! That will be the 2/3 of our trip and time is flying by, which makes us sad but we both miss home alot so its not too bad! Off to the airport now for our next bed for the night, will report on Singapore in the next few days so Tony expect it soon!
Love to all
Adam and Sam x x x x
P.S - our phones may not work in Singapore for a while so if you don't hear from us the web is the best bet! x