Floating market, Ayutthaya and other day trips from Bangkok
Lots has happened since last blog session so this will be a recount in brief, which is a shame as we've done some amazing things!!
The final days in Bangkok included floating market village and trip to the river kwai where we were caught halfway across the bridge by torrential downpours, which was thoroughly welcomed in the intense heat. This trip involved a 5 hour round trip where I witnessed some of the hairiest driving I've ever seen which involved the driver tail gating within a foot of the car in front at 80mph, taking corners at the same speed and running every red light. Thai drivers are ridiculous!!
JO TO THE RESCUE!!!... The same evening after a few too many Changs with kat (Melbourne las we spent a couple of days with), we were introduced to the roll machine, a sort of exercise thing where you go from standing to being in plank position over the floor by holding onto the handles and rolling down to the ground (hard to explain). Anyway, kat had a go, went over head first and ended up with a one inch gash over her eye, all thanks to a marble floor and 6.4% local lager. "Is there a nurse in the house" came a shout...suddenly, drum rolls, flashing lights and a suspended KAPOW floating over Nurse Chetwood, sterristrips in hand. Seriously though, thank God she was there!
Remaining days in Bangkok included a day trip to Ayutthaya (old capital city of Thailand) where we saw some amazing temples. A ping pong show where one of the acts donkey punched me for being a cheap tipper. A farewell drink with hostel owner (Kevin from Switzerland) and his girlfriend on a sky bar with a view of skyscrapers and golden wats. Bed at 2.30am and up again at 4.45am for early train to Cambodia...12 hours and 6 vehicles later we arrived at the hostel for a night of beers and pool with Germans.
Next blog... oldest temples in Asia, more floating villages with a cameo from crocs and cobras, riots in Phnom Penh with a view from a sky bar and our first view of the south China sea.