We really didn't know where to go for dinner on our first night (yesterday) despite all the people I tried to get the inside track from and we were a little apprehensive about our first meal :)
We ended up taking a taxi to the Silom area and after quite a walk we found a nice place, sat on the street side and had some amazing food!! We met a nice English couple who pointed out that we were in fact right opposite Patpong (I swear it was by chance!).
I decided to have a Thai massage (and I mean massage, no funny business) which was great, sorted my shoulders out a treat although a little drowsy as we walked onto Patpong.
The market in Patpong was great, loads of branded stuff at great prices and the quality was much better than expected although I resisted the temptation to buy.
We had the obligatory couple of beers in a go go bar and I naturally got an eye full of the often but not always beautiful Thai girls. We settled in another bar, kicked back a good few more beers and I owned Alex at pool all evening before finally heading home quite merry!
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Today we decided to head to Wat Phra Kaew & Grand Palace which housed the Emerald Budha.
Unfortunately whilst pushing away river boat touts we didn't question when one said the temple was closed for prayer (another thing we were aware of but learnt from experience instead).
We decided to walk up to the market with it's amazing sights, smells and eats. We ended up jumping on a over priced long boat (it was a great experience but I still ouch at the price) and took an hour long tour of the canals and got to see how people live on the river which was, I hope, more akin to old Bangkok life.
We finally headed to the palace and of course found out it wasn't closed for prayer and in fact would close in an hour and a half so we donned our long trousers and looked in ore at the magnificent halls and temple.
Finally headed back to the market for a fresh coconut and again some amazing Thai food that had me begging for more although thoroughly stuffed (all for a quid each as well, how awesome is that).
Back at the hostel now and off to see a Thai boxing match soon!!