So at last iarrived in Bangkok, Jacks & Jo met me at the airport and off to there condo to stay for the next week, spent the first night just having a few drinks and catching up on there balcony, and wow what a view just by the riverside this place is wonderful a really impressive syk line!! up early next day and jo had her final day at school so Jacks and i pop down to starbucks (which is on the ground floor) get take out and sit by the river. Its still not sunk in yet that i have 3 wonderful months to see this place. spent the first day shopping and the next well actually spent the first week shopping and looking round central, jacks & jo then take me out to a beer festival... not your average one at that there is 4 stands tiger, chang etc all have live music and massive beer towers (will add pic's later) anyhow we decided on the tiger stand good chioce!! there is a thai guy singing all my fav chilli songs, as the beer kicked in so did my singing ... not good for those around us but i had a fantastic time he he
Next jacks was working so i went with jo and a few teacher friends to a local lake where they have knee boarding and wake boarding, well i can defo say i'm no good at wake boarding, first attemp on the jettie, you have a cable to pull you along bit like a ski lift... well anyhow it nearly pulled my chicken arms straight out of there sockets, head first i plunge and a mouthfull of brown water later uurrghh i'm out!! try the knee board next which i have done before many moons ago... was not to bad but still never made it to the first corner... jo on the other hand was really good, she had a few shakey moments at the begining but kept on at it till finally she was just pass the piont of no return (1st corner) much better than me. spent the rest of my time sunbathing and watching everyone else still had a really good time.
spent a day doing the tourist thing going to the grand place which you can see a wat on the photo, on route just off the boat you have various stalls selling coins old false teeth and tiger claws?? find this bit quite strange as this is a buddest county and i thought they loved all animals!!! had a coke in a plastic bag.. thats what you get for asking for ice!! will put some pictures on facebook as it's hard to explane just how wonderful this place is, defo a must for anyone who comes here.
Been having a really good time just catching up and drinking a few to many, but next up it's the night train down to koh samui, have 5 days in the north before jacks, jo, donna and shaun arrive...