So, finally here after plenty of traveling and passport checks! Somehow managed to book our room for the 13th of August but the owners just laughed and got us a room sorted for today :) as soon as we were off of train into bangkok central we were hassled by various taxi company owners, who saw our pasty skin and big rucksacks and thought Cher-Ching... After some bargaining (still need to work on the technique a bit) got them down from a starting price of 500 baht down to 200... Being 4 pounds for a taxi journey that was about ten km!! Not bad.. So now after all the traveling we're going down to the bar to have a drink and some yummy looking food!!