We have now left Bangkok and Thailand behind and are now in Malaysia in Penang but I shall tell you about our little adventure in the world of Bangkok! 1st day was just recovering from the 12 hr flight and the jet lag that it leaves behind! 2nd day we decided to take a walk around the Khoa San road, was really different to home as you would expect it to be, the 1st thing that gets you though is the smell! For those of you who have been to reading festival its worse than that! We then decided to go see the Grand Palace (picture attached) but it turned out to be far more exciting than we thought! Being the naive people we are we managed to get conned but a Tuk Tuk driver who explained that the Place was closed untill 2pm this wasa at 12.30pm - Yeh right! So he said for 450 Baht (about 6 pound) he would take us to 3 other budda temples and then the Palace which we thought sounded like fun! Well what he actually took us to was 1 palace and 2 clothes shops where they make it for you. We tried to explain that we didnt want to go there but too late we were already in the shop! Oh well atleast it broke up our morning!
Days 3 and 4 were not that exciting, just walking around trying to avoid Tuk Tuk drivers and watching movies in the hotel room when it was raining, which being the monsoon season it rained alot! Day 5 we joined our planned group tour through Thailand and Malaysia to Singapore! Our 1st day on the tour still in Bangkok we went on a boat trip down the river to join the sky train. Abit like the underground in London but over head. From there we went for abit of shopping and back to the hotel. This was the most we did for our days in Bangkok. I didnt really enjoy it much but the trip got better!
From Bangkok we took a 12hr over night train to Khoa Sok. The train was the strangest thing! 32 bunk beds all along the carriage with a sort of bathroom at the end. From the station we took a truck to our bunglows in the Morning Mist Resort in the jungle! I shall leave it ther and complete the story next time!
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Karly and Craig xxx