Arrived quite late in Bangkok, and were taken to a hostel that Jon had already booked near Khao San road. It was just like being in a prison cell (I'd imagine!), so the first thing next morning we found something a little bit better. There are a couple of streets full of people on there travels. After lunch we were dragged in to a bar by a few swiss guys, by the evening we had managed to gather about 20 people from all over the world, we met some really good people. Needless to say we had a good night that night!
We were staying near a Thai boxing gym which was great to watch but neither of us fancied our chances! Jon ate some chilli flavoured grasshoppers, check out the photos, they tasted like chicken, not!!!! That night we visited the cultural delights of Patpong.
The following day we caught a local boat/bus down the river to Chinatown, which put London's to shame! it was full of colour, monks, food, we really loved it. On the way home we went to a temple (Wat Arun) , which was very old and the steps were stupidly steep, health and safety regulations hadn't reached this far yet. That night we went to Thai boxing which was great, you get to see about seven fights. Lots of pre-fight rituals before they kick the living daylights out of each other!
The following couple of days were a bit of a blur as we spent time with some guys we met previously. During this time we were taught the basics of the didgeridoo by another local.
We decided to get a bus to Koh Tao with Morat (our turkish friend!) the following day.