Nat and Beck Go Large!
Terrible sorry we haven't updated much anna but we actually haven't been awake that much. Don't know what time zone our sleep pattern is in - outer koalia or somewhere! So far we've managed to get out every night at about 6pm on the pretence that we're going to have dinner and an early night so we can go sight seeing in the morning - so far no luck! First night, we had dinner in 'Nat' guest house - was meant to be! We've moved into a new hostel now, bit closer to Khao San Road, but still far enough to get some exercise! Toilets leave a lot to be desired, i.e. a seat, but at least the showers are hot/lukewarm at times! Becky - we've actually made some friends! Its wierd you can walk into an Irish bar anywhere in the world and like minded (ie drunk) people will start talking to you/dancing at you! Sat up chatting broken biscuits until silly oclock in the morning one night and then the next managed to get talked into going to a ping pong show! Apparently you get hassled less if you go in mixed groups - wouldn't have liked to have experienced it on our own if thats the case. Anyway, I got hit on the fod buy a flying banana, nat could barely breath for laughing, can't look at them the same way now - enough said! Nat- To be fair, there's not much to see in Bangkok other than the ping pong shows, so think we fulfilled the sightseeing criteria!! We're now dab hands at tuk-tuk rides, not getting ripped off by them now, and they're much more fun than sitting in an air-conditioned cab. Went out (again) last night, we were with some Thai girls who took us to a club and made us dance all night - we were supposed to be having an early night, so easily persuaded! Certainly felt the effects of a week's partying this morning when we actually had to move to check out and catch a train to Chiang Mai - at least it has a bed, though a Western Maccies would have been most welcome! Noodles don't cure a hangover from Bangkok! So it's goodbye to the smog, and perhaps a couple of nights off from the drinking??? we'll see!