We have been busy bees over the past few days. On Sunday we caught a boat up the river to go and see Bangkoks main attractions. Our ticket allowed us to hop on and off the boat all day.
We went to the Grand Palace first. It is a temple containing lots of different buildings with different buddahs in each. It was really amazing, the buildings were beautiful, some were covered in mirrors. The Emerald buddah is the most famous I think. We read lots about it before we went and for some reason we were expecting it to be huge but when we got there it was tiny!
We got back on the boat and got off futher down the river to see the reclining buddah Wat Pho. This was really worth it, it was huge. Again there were lots of seperate buildings there with more buddahs (has the biggest collection of buddahs in Thailand) in but he was the most impressive. There were practising monks here teaching children we felt as though we had just walked into a school and we shouldn't be there but no-one seemed to mind.
Lots of walking to get to the temples but there are lots of little markets to mooch at as your walking up there. Yesterday we went to John Thompsons house. I wont bore you with the details but you should check him out on the internet if you get a chance (J.Bradshaw). His house was beautiful, you wouldn't believe you were in the middle of Bangkok. We then went to try and find the train station to book a ticket to Chiang Mai but Liam got us lost and we ended up in a local tourist office with him trying to sell us everything under the sun so we had to escape. But we did get to see the National Stadium!
Anyway we decided to spend one more night in Bangkok as we didnt get our ticket yesterday. We spoke to the owner of the guest house and he helped us out and pointed us in the right direction. We have got an overnight train to Chiang Mai which cost us 800 baht each and we have our own carriage with beds and a toilet and shower! The journey takes 13 hours so we will be glad of it.
We are having trouble putting the photos on the site at the moment I dont think they have heard of broadband yet! As soon as we get somewhere a bit more modern then we will put them on. Been to KFC, Boots and Tesco very traditional!!!!!!!!!
Missing you all loads Love Carey and Liam