Saibadee! hello everyone we have made it here safe and sound, if not a tad tired! Had our first night in Bangkok and like true Hangover style we can't remember a thing. you think we would have learnt our lesson from last time but if anyone has had a sangsom whiskey bucket you will undertand! I think we totalled 4 buckets between us plus 2 changs inbetween. not good. but we did get to see a ping pong show! hahahaha! i remember that one.... anyway, we nursed outselves better with a day by the pool in D&D's hotel - still didnt manage to get ourselves o the grand palace. we did make an attempt however, and got half way there but then learned the king was having a party or something so we couldnt go in. so went to the floating markets but they had ' finisished' because of the flooding. oh well we tried! we have a day with laura when she comes over in december so we WILL do it then.
we are now in pakse, laos. had a long day travelling on night train, then over the border in non aircon-aircon minivans with far too many people than seats and been ripped off a good few times. pakse is the smallest town and all the guest houses are full so we have had to put our hands in our pockets and fork out £7.50 for a room - it may not sound much but by laos standards its expensiveo! especially when our budget for a room is £5 a night!
tomorrow we have a 3-4 hour bus ride down to the 4000 islands for a few days of hammock swinning and dolphin spotting - they hve just recently got electricity down there so we are not banking on wifi. im not sure if this will load to FB so ill go now before ive realised ive written this for no reason haha!
after 4000 out next stop is Hoi An, Vietnam where we meet the lovely sam page, so you may not hear from us until then!
bye bye! gem and jonny xxx