We arrived back in Bangkok on Tuesday at 6:00 am. We headed straight to Kawin Place and freshened up.
Instead of lazing around and feeling sorry for ourselves about our early morning, we decided to check out the forensic science museum. In our Lonely Planet guide book we found a short write up on it. The description had sentences like "for something out of the ordinary" and "not for the squeamish" and of course we got a bit curious. It was a short boat trip accross the river on the taxi boat.
The Forensic Science Museum is based in Siriraj Hospital. When we got there we were surprised at the amount of security around. Later we found out that the King is currently unwell in this hospital, hence the security. We eventually found our way in and were glad for the airconditioning.
The museum is first of all for medical students, here you can see all sorts of bodyparts kept in jars of formaldehyde. But it is also a growing tourist attraction. The most popular part of the museum is the place where they keep the mummified remains of different criminals, Including the notorious Si Ouey a child serial Killer and cannibal. The goriest section was the pathology section where they had lots of babies in jars. There were also lots of pictures of gruesome events, lots of human skulls showing what happens when you get shot by a shotgun, or get in a nasty car accident. Stab wounds through different organs or a boat runs over you whilst your swimming in the river and so on. We left feeling hungry funnily enough!
We hopped on another boat then onto the sky train. The sky train is like the London underground but clean and in the sky. We got off at Lumpini park. We grabbed a couple of bottles of water and sandwiches at a bakery and headed into the lizzards lair. We had been told that Lumpini park was the home to many Monitor Lizzards. As soon as we walked through the gate we saw one under a tree, as soon as he spotted me getting my camera out he darted for the pond. We got many photos over the walk around the park though, they were everywhere. You have to keep your eyes peeled for them as they will hide but we found quite a few. One massive one under a bridge which we think was nesting as it looked ready to pop some babies out, and there were 2 males fighting nearby which we think had somthing to do with that.
We headed back to Kawin place at about 3:00pm for a nap. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
At 8:00pm we got a taxi to MBK shopping centre to go see a film. We wanted to see the 3rd instalment of 'The Twilight Saga, Eclipse'. We got a big tub of Popcorn and a Pepsi and got compfy in the huge reclining wide seats. It was very quiet, when we looked around we saw 4 other people in the back and that was it, we had the whole cinema to ourselves. We had to stand for a few moments whilst they played the Thai national anthem and then the film was on. We left at about midnight and hailed a cab.
Wednesday we woke up late and didnt realy do much in the day, So we thought to hell with it and had a night out. We met some interesting people, a driver for the Swartzkopf family named Criag, Janet a Thai rock groups lead singer, a crazy Irish couple, and a schizophrenic American.