So, a little catch up to do today... On the 15th we hopped out of bed nice and early got our bags packed and headed off on a walk down the chai phraya river towards the golden mountain temple. After walking for 40 minutes after the iPad had told us it would be 20 and after we had walked through a few rather odd smelling markets we stopped sat down and got out our map and were at the mercy of the tuk tuk drivers!! Only a few hassled us and soon some english speaking Thais came past and pointed us on our way :). This temple was one built up 300 steps and many gongs and bells high, once at the top we could see what seemed and entirety of inner city havoc.... Some slummy areas and some high rise business sites, what a contrast within one city. On the way down we were told that it was a special Thai holiday by one man as the king was visiting for the weekend... We thought that we saw his convoy at one point, but we doubt it actually was!! When we stopped for lunch we bumped into three girls from med school who are joining in Truro for 3rd year too... We knew they were coming.. But still what are the chances!!! After a chat about their plans, we warned them of our downfalls so far and wished them the best on their travels:). Now it was time for our "15" hour train ride. We arrived at the station to see a Thai man be manhandled and arrested by police for some crime we did not see ourselves.. That kept us amused along with he funny tv for 30 mins. Then once on the train we thought..you know what..this isn't going to be too bad.. Famous last words!! It was dreadful.. The windows wouldn't shut, the seat was bent out of shape.. It kept falling back.. A constant squawking of Thai women selling things and the bouncing of the train.. It was something I can truly say I never ever want to experience again... Ever. It must have been a sight with milly and I covering our faces with a sarong and our legs with a towel to make sure the vast number of bugs didn't bite us!!!! We awoke wonderfully after 10 minutes of sleep to watch a few films and tv programmes.. Thank god for the iPad!!! Anyway we got here safe and sound after 18 hours on a horrible train to a wonderful hotel that sadly we leave tonight as it is on the pricey side ( it is my bday and all !!) but the breakfast is amazing and the facilities are lovely and he rooms and staff are nice too.. But soon we will be staying in the dead centre of Chiang Mai, which I know will suit us more than the hustle and bustle of Bangkok!!!