We headed out into the heat this morning but in all honesty it wasn't as bad as what we had been building it up to be. We had a bit of a feed in a restaurant on the main road near us before catching a taxi to Chatachuk weekend market. It's one of the worlds largest markets covering 27 acres & Jac was determined that we explored every one of those acres. It has everything you could ever dream of & we managed to buy a couple of very cheap clothes. We spent about 5 hours there amongst hundreds of thousands of other shoppers before departing about 6pm. We caught the sky train to Siam square where we wandered through some of the most amazing shopping centers on the planet. One we went in to even had a large ocenarium in the basement, complete with a whale shark. We wandered around looking at all the things we couldn't possibly afford before catching a taxi back to the hotel. We dumped our backpack & decided to have a little wander around our area as it was only 9pm. 2 minutes walk from our hotel is the road of Kaosan. Not to be confused with where Jimmy Barnes left his heart. Not realizing it existed we discovered it was famous amongst the backpackers & travelers. It had bars & street vendors & most of everything you would associate with Bangkok. We found a bar & settled in for a beer as we watched the masses of people doing their thing. A young Thai guy walked by selling snacks so I settled on a nice crispy scorpion to help enhance my strength. Jac laughed & took photos as I got my head around it & crunched down the critter. Even Jac helped by eating a claw for me. I was told it tasted like chicken but to me it was more like a chip. Crunchy & salty. Would I do it again? Nah probably not but then again I never thought I would do it in the first place. I figure never pass up an opportunity like that. So we left there to try a different bar & when we sat down we spoke to Pom, a lovely Thai girl who had been living in oz for the last 5 years. We were at her & her husbands bar which they were just starting to get off the ground. She introduced us to her husband George, an Australian. We spent the night chatting to them, & were joined by a trio of Canadians & a guy from the states. We spent the night swapping stories & making new friends over lots of beers. Before we knew it 4am had rolled around & we said our goodbyes before staggering home to bed. We are truely loving this city. Although that may not be the case tomorrow.