Grandad I WANT and NEED a 'Go Pro Hero 3 - Black Edition camera'
Ko Phi Phi - A PADI certified diver.
Yes it has been a long time waiting this blog post but I have eventually found the time beside my travelling to write a short and sweet post about my experiences in bangkok and Vietnam. But lets first start off with a few points about diving. Absoloutely amazing: from barracudas, shrimps, giant turtles to deadly puffer fish. I saw it all in the aquatic culture but didn't manage to see the shark that apparantly sneaks around the ship wreck. There is always a next time at Ko Phi Phi though as I will be visiting back for sure. Definitely doing my advanced diving at some time.
It is hard to remember exactly where I ventured off to in Bangkok as I have lost my casual travel journal so do not have the list in sight. However, one of the highlights is the Bangkok skyline that potentially beats Manhattan city view from the Empire State. Just check out the photos and this should justify my point, or maybe the 10 minute video I have yet to upload will do so. It was a great place to eat at the top of the Baiyoke Sky Hotel with three new guys I met that night on arrival (Hyeok, Suerde and Chinese 1 - ha ha I can not spell the name but it sounds like Keywing ;) ) . That night was a further a blast; a quality night with some thai friends followed shortly after taking me in to the early hours of the following morning. We hit the local clubs with very few tourists at sight but the thai's kind hearts looked after me and Hyeok.
The next day was full on after a good rest: Wat Pho temple, street market, Siam shopping centre - the 2nd largest shopping centre in the world and it was!!!!! I thought I had seen it all at Macy's in New York but this was on another level. All the cars in your dreams you could buy here along with all the designer brands you have heard of. My personal favourite - the music shops.
During my short stay in Bangkok I had three thai massages which were the best yet and the most painful. Plus, I was even given a gown to wear and traditional thai tea to drink before and after the massages. Relaxing I must say unlike the taxi journeys; the roads are absoloutely crazy there. No dividers, = 7 lanes of traffic in which ever way the want and a police officer patrolling a crossroad. But I survived to tell the tale. Thank the lord!!!!!
Love you all and I will be home very soon.
P.s. A vietnam blog post is coming up