After our success with the public transport system, we thought we'd try our luck again today and catch a local bus back to Siam Square, the area we visited yesterday. Our travel guide advised a few different routes so we walked to the nearest bus stop and waited. It soon became apparent how essential the ten year old Skytrain must be for the Bangkok people, we were stood at the bus stop for about 15 minutes and the traffic didn't move an inch. When our bus arrived we jumped on, crossed our fingers in a hope it was the correct bus (as you can't read the Thai writing) and commenced to wait in traffic for most of the 30 minute journey. Thank goodness, by chance the first bus to arrive was AC as the fumes in standstill traffic were awful.
Once off the "fridge" (the driver had the AC far too low, a chilly 25 degrees for you guys at home) we wanted to head to the train station to price up a ticket to Ko Phangan. We got onto the Skytrain, now our new favourite mode of transport and then connected with the metro, which took us to the train station. Once we got there, we had a look at the ticket prices and realised that the train would end up costing us twice as much as the bus, so it looks like it's another overnight journey on a bus for us!
On our way back, we stopped of at the park which was a nice respite from all the fumes, and had a walk around for a while before getting back onto the Skytrain for a final time, then caught the river taxi back down the river to our stop, such locals!
We booked onto the bus to Ko Phangan for tomorrow night which is going to be hell, hours and hours on a bus then a boat for about 100 km. All for The Full Moon beach party on the 4th October.