We've set our alarms for 9am, and actually manage to get up when they go off. We leave the hostel, ready to start our day sightseeing, and guess what? It starts to rain. Pour, in fact. Makes a nice change. We eventually make a run for it as the rain starts to slow down, and have our first little adventure on a Thai train. The system took a while for us to get used to, three lines not interconnecting and only on the east side of the city, but we manage to arrive at Silom Complex, where we dived in for a bit of air con relief. Feeling a little peckish, we decide on some breakfast. Now where shall we eat? A nice little Thai place? What's this, they have a A&W Rootbeer fast-food place!! Woohoo! Much to my delight but not Sarah's. I LOVE rootbeer. Now, what shall I have? I decide on a waffle with chicken type thing that comes with a pint of ice cold rootbeer. Sarah chooses the waffle with ice-cream, chocolate sauce and maple syrup. It also comes with a pint of root beer and err, curly fries. Yep, her meal was ice cream and chips. Yum. God bless rootbeer world. Sarah's view on the other hand is it has to be the most disgusting breakfast ever. Waffles are amazing on their own, with root beer and curly fries, good God why! Well, when it Thailand dive in. After the interesting breakfast, we jump back on the train to Hue Lamphong, hoping to look at Phra Buddha Naha Suwanna Patimakom, aka the 'Golden Buddha'. Now all we've got to do is find its home in Wat Traimit. Easy! Anyone who spends more than 5 seconds on a Bangkok street will come across a band of tuk tuk drivers, who want to help you find your destination. Tell them any place you want to go with and the response will be "oh it's closed, you can't go to this place…" or "its flooded, not good, go hear instead". After finally managing to shake them off and finding a lovely legit tour guide who didn't expect a single baht in return for info, we head off in the direction of Wat Traimit. Winding round the streets of Chinatown not knowing where the hell we are going, ducking and diving from the rain, stray animals and tuk tuk drivers, we find ourselves outside a temple in the middle of run down, mouldy buildings. We get our map out, wondering where the mighty Golden Buddha is hidden, going round and round in circles, when a lovely, charming gentleman offers some assistance. "Oh, Golden Buddha not open today! You go to palace instead, only 40 baht" Uh oh. After an eternity of this seemingly gentle soul offering us a guide around Bangkok and telling us the places we should go, he finally realised he wasn't going to get any money out of us, he told us to "F*#k off!! Go! F*#k off out Thailand! F*#k you!!" Lovely. We sped off, with Sarah thanking the man in between the many "F*#k yous!", only to realise that the temple we spent forever looking for, gazing at the map, clueless about our own location was the 'Wat Traimit', (the giant white temple behind us) which housed the 5 tonne Golden Buddha. What makes the Golden Buddha more special is the story behind it. When it was constructed they covered it with plaster and a clay like substance to deter thieves. As the years passed no one knew of the gem that lay beneath until it was relocated in 1955. During the relocation it accidentally fell from its ropes and the plaster chipped relieving the Golden Buddha, all £31 million of it. After getting spiritual we headed for another form of therapy, retail. The Siam Centre and Mahboonkrong (MBK) are giant shopping complexes filled with up market, high-street and western brands. It's awful how excited you get when you see a shop from home. To cool down from the humidity we headed for Starbucks (yes they are everywhere) for an iced coffee. We certainly did cool down as it's the air con was on so low, polar bears would have been happy. On our exit we came across a live event in the complex of a Thai Teen Super Group. We were completely clueless but the crowd where singing and cheering as if they'd just won the X-factor. Just another day in Bangkok.