This is entry for the 16 June - Bangkok Due the late awakening yesterday, I was doing my journal to seven a.m.; proper writer's cramp. I had a hamburger and fries for breakfast (not McDonalds) and at midday headed up to Denin zoo (i think I have the name correct) to see what creatures there were to be seen. I was going to go a bit further afield, but most of the trains out of the city, to decent attractions, left well early in the morning and I had been to lazy to check. The zoo had all different types of animals: Monkeys, crocs, big ugly birds (i think of Ikon) among other things. After about half an hour of walking around I realised how crap it actually was. How depressed the animals were, with snakes all coiled up in the corner, as usual, head nowhere to be seen and the hippos completely submerged in the just-about-sufficent enclosure pool, not moving at all. Even the star attraction - the red panda - couldn't give a toss, sprawled across a branch with its head in its paws, looking in need of some prozac. Come to think about it only the elephants looked hapy and that was because they were eating. So with this realisation I marched out of the zoo - I don't want to see that sh*t. Poor fu*ckers. I won't be going to the zoo again, ever. Lesson learnt. I marched all the way back to central Bangkok, three mile, and when I got there a water-fall was, yet again, gushing out of my face. I got my anti-malarial drugs - Doxycylcine from the pharmacy, so that's sorted. When I got back to the hostel at about three, all the people I had been out with the last few nights were there, lounging around. Oli mentioned that he was going to Chiang Mia tonight, by night bus. After today's experience (and Bangkok in general) I decided to go too. We got the bus at six and don't expect to arrive in Chiang Mai until the same time tomorrow morning. Zzzz.