A few days into Bangkok and the heat & jet lag are definitely less of an issue. The initial shock wave of the craziness around here has subsided and we are starting to explore a bit more. Yesterday we managed to free ourselves from the backpacker central that is Khao San Road and make a little trip across the city on an awesome local bus. One of those crappy old school colourful open air buses. And at 7 Baht the trip, it was well worth it as opposed to the now somewhat annoying Tuk-Tuk drivers (although we will have to brave them at one point just to say we did it!). It was really nice having a bit of a air on the bus (although fresh air may not be the words to use as you are basically getting polution in your face. Still, good fun!)
After some trekking around the traffic in the more upscale shopping centre areas of town, we managed to find Lumphini Park. After some very rough lunch by the side of the road at a local food vendour (a questionable and very spicy meal indeed), we had a stroll through the rare and welcome green park. And for added entertainment, it was pretty amusing watching the syncronised aerobics classes. Just loads and loads of people who all seemed to know exactly what they were doing (plus a few tourists clearly along for the ride - such as an amusing, and we assumed German, guy about two times as tall as most of the thai women in the class, attempting to join in).
Today...well seeing as no one is online at the moment (go figure, it is about 3AM for most of you), we will attempt to drag ourselves out of the air-conditioned hotel and internet cafes, and attempt some more exploring. Temples are probably in order at some point, luckily its been rather overcast these past few days which means no blistering sun to weigh us down too much.
Salut a tous! Desole pour les fautes d'orthographes, les cours de francais on ete rapidement oublie. Par contre, pas le droit a des accents sur un clavier thai...
Ca fait quelques jours qu'on se trouve a Bangkok - je m'habitue plutot bien a l'humidite et la chaleur. Notre hotel se trouve sur 'Khao San Road', une petite rue renome pour ses touristes avec des hotels, magasins, restos et bars. On a reussi quand meme a prendre un bus local (tres amusant!) pour trouve un park de l'autre cote de la ville. C'etait sympa de prendre un peu l'air (malgre la polution), et de sortir des endroits tres touristiques. Aujourd'hui et demain (nos derniers jours avant de quiter la Thailande, direction le Cambodge) on va essayer de trouver des temples et peut-etre un petit tour en bateau sur la riviere qui traverse Bangkok.