After possibly three of the worst weeks of my life, i find my self eventually upon an aero plane.Flying out of Heathrow to Bangkok to meet up with my mate cobby.Usually I hate flying but for some reason I enjoyed this one.Not for the aero plane food which I do usually love, but maybe because I knew it was going to be for the best and a once in a lifetime experience.11 and half hours aboard plane cramped up and having screaming kids around me are just what I don't I thought.I got lucky with the leg room situation as I got put next to the emergency door, shame about the kids but you can't have it all I guessed.Luckily I managed to sleep most of the flight which has to be a first.Anyway I landed in Bangkok at 3 30pm there time.6 hours in front of our time back home.I get my luggage, get through immigration and head straight to the bus queue which is outside.The first thing that really hits you is the humidity.You honestly struggle to breath.After 20 minutes of waiting and trying to get use to the heat the bus eventually turns up and we head off to khao san road in Bangkok which is where I will spend my first three nights.I got chatting to some Canadian dude called Paul who had just flown in from Tokyo.I did the most common mistake and mistook him for an American.They hate being called that and vice versa know doubt.That was the last I saw of him.WE got dropped of just down from khao san road and started to walk up to it.It's full of crazy taxi drivers and the now dreaded tuc tuc.Surprisingly cobby keep's to his promise and meets me without fail.For those of you who know cobby he is always late but this time it was me through no fault of my own though but crazy traffic.The roads in Bangkok are constantly like the m25 in rush hour.Carbon foot print is definitely unheard of out here.It's just full of smog and fumes from the vehicles.It's no wonder people walk around wearing dust masks out here.I would not have thought there life expectancy is great for those who don't.We book in to the d&d inn which costs 750baht a night between us.That works out at around 9 pound a night.Fairly pricey for out here but it's quite clean, has hot water, a swimming pool and the all important satellite TV in each room.Thankfully there are not too many English channels on there so we didn't watch it to much. We get showered and head out to some bars.The first bar we go too is called to roof top restaurant.They have live music there ever night with some Thai guys trying to sing English songs.Good guitarists but there singing was not up to much.In all honestly it sounded like a piss take but its better than I could do so I will give them that. We met up with some London lads in the same bar who mark had met the night before in a place called kanchanaburi.Basically to cut a long story short we just went to a few bars with these lads and got smashed.We were all drinking Thai whisky and red bull which is supposedly full of amphetamines.Which I definitely say it is now.One bucket of that each and it's going to be a great night.We ended the night at some bar/club called Gulliver's and just partied the night away. Everywhere around khao san road closes at around 1 am so if you want a late drink you have to hop in a cab and go to a proper club elsewhere in Bangkok which will shut up at 6am.The following we hire a boat and driver out to for a couple of hours to take up the Mae Num Chao Phraya River and in to some canals to see the back end of life in Bangkok.The water is disgustingly brown and makes the river Thames look like the Caribbean Sea.It's a bit of an eye opener in these canals as these people are living in slums on stilts.It makes you realize how lucky we are back at home.Things we usually take for granted like tv, hot water, drinking water, electricity, a proper roof over your head and a bit of security.Things like that these people would dream to have.Later that day we tried to visit the wot po (the reclining Buddha) and also watphra kaew (the grand palace) but unfortunately we was to late to get in as they close at 5pm so we will have to see them when were next in Bangkok.That night we did the same as the night before by getting smashed again but this time we ended up in some Thai club with a Geordie couple, an American, Australian, south African some French lads and a brother and sister from Germany.We didn't get in until about 6ish in the morning the following day so that day was a wipe out.We just went for some nice food at Hard rock café in Siam square. I'm writing this down whilst stuck on a 13hour over night sleeper train heading up to Chiang Mai north Thailand.In all honestly it's nice to see the back of Bangkok for now as it was getting repetitive getting hassled to buy stuff, get a tuc tuc, come see a ping pong show and of course the smog.Sorry for babbling on a bit but the first blog entry was never going to be that easy especially as we haven't done a great deal, but drink.Hopefully you will find the Chiang Mai a bit more interesting to read about.Check out my pictures.There all quite similar though.Hope everyone and everything is cool back home..
Dan x x