This is less of a blog and more of an "out of service notification" unfortunately. I'd love to say loads has happened in the last week or so and in some ways it has! We arrived in Bangkok on Sunday 28th September, found a place to stay and chilled out. We spent the Monday looking round Bangkok, went to Wat Pho, a massive temple and tried as many green, red and yellow Thai curries as we could. Tough call but green is still my favourite!
The next day we got a bus to Kanchanaburi and stayed in an awesome hostel on the river kwai. We hired some bicycles and went over the bridge and for a ride in the Thai countryside. The next morning we hired a motorbike to go to the Tiger Temple 50km away....got to the temple no probs.Possibly the best day of our trip at this point, it was incredible to sit with tigers, play with the cubs and walk a full grown tiger.
Leaving the temple we got on our bike and a few corners later we were just another statistic as one of the many stupid western people who come off motorbikes in Asia. Kunaal had dislocated his big toe and thumb. He looked across to me and I wasn't really with it so we popped them back in and went to get help. All I remember is waking up with people around me and an Aussie guy saying "mate, that looks bad!" Just what I wanted to hear! Anyway a few trips to the hospital later and I'm sat in bed in a hotel with a brace round my shoulders for my broken collar bone, a sling (I had to ask for it!) and an infected foot. Kunaal seems a little better with nothing broken but he can't walk on his big toe, understandably. We're living in luxury compared to normal (3 times the price!) with every premiership match on repeat, a movie channel, CNN and WIFI so can't complain. Just waiting for medical advice on the 12 hour train journey to Laos and whether it and other journeys will affect how my shoulder heals.
Anyway, spirits are high, hopes to get on the road are increasing and an end to the pain is in sight but for now we're eating, drinking and sleeping our days away! We wake up at midday and I walk 100m to the 7 eleven to get two small milks and a pack of oreo's...that's breakfast! Lunch and dinner are either street food (awesome spicy rice with beef/chicken/pork) or even a restaurant. Recovering abroad has it's upsides!
One tip: Don't ride a motorbike!
p.s. Thanks everyone who has sent a get well message, nice to hear from u guys...everyone else, consider yourselves one friend down! Hehe, only kidding!