Right where did we leave you?
Oh yeah, booking the train to Chiang Mai. Got all that sorted out. Had to get up early on the day we caught the train, so we could get everything packed and check of the room by 12.
Hung about at the hostel all day until we had to catch the train. Caught the train from Sam Sen station in Bangkok which was the nearest to the hostel. Booked the seats that at night turned into beds, an upper bunk and a lower one, just like being kids again! We were in a carrage with a family sat next to us and about 10 french people. At 22:00 the man came round and started turning everbodys seats into beds complete with pillows, sheets and covers, Carey reckons its the most comfortable bed she has slept in yet!!
Eventually we went to bed at about 11 to read our books and get some kip. We slept ok apart from the train feeling like it was coming off the tracks every hour or so! Then at about 6:30 we were woken up by the rude frogs who decided that they all needed a fag and that everyone else in the carrage needed to know and get up as well! Not a happy bunny! Had some breakfast, was crap. Don't order an american breakfast on a Thai train!!
Got into chiang mai after 14 hours feeling very tired, but luckily we didn't have to get a taxi, as the hostel we booked into sent a mini-bus to pick us up. Got to the hostel, not quite what we were expecting, and not looking like it did on thier website. Staff are rude and won't speak to Carey, and its not clean either.
Anyway went to the night market to have a look round and see what bargains we could pick up. Had dinner at O'Mallies irish bar, still trying to keep things traditional, and I had my first pint of cider in a week, oh the joy!! Carey got a new bag and some new trousers (she has now broken her spending duct) and we both got some cool bracelets! Went way over the top though and spent about 7 pounds!
Niether of us got much sleep last night as it was too warm and we've only got a rusty old fan. Just about to find some new digs so that we can try and get some sleep in a decent bed!
Hope you all enjoy the photos.
Speak soon Love Liam and Carey xxx