Sam the all star Trecker
Bangkok was hectic- traffic all day everyday, tuk tuks flying round and general chaos from little market stalls and food stalls on the streets (which stank). Got a good grip of the culture though especially seeing the governement run exercise programme in Limphini park where everyone would do aerobics, run, tai chi, dance and pretty much everything all for free! It was bizarre then they would all stand still at 6 all of a sudden to sing the national anthem!! The red light district was definately a sight!! Would be illegal in England the kind of clubs that lined Pathpong road!! Funny experiences though especially when me and Vicky got stitched up for drinks and nearly had to take off our clothes and dance just to pay for them!!! Tip no 1 never trust a tai person!!! Tip no 2 never pretend you are interested in the history of the buddha as you will be spoken to at 200mph by a Tai guy that you just can't understand and tip no 3 never tell the driver of a Tuk Tuk, who is taking you to the tourist centre, that you have already booked your trips (they work on comission so if they take you there and you book they get money, if you have already booked they refuse to take you there and then preceed to tell every other driver not to take you their either)!!! hectic but 3 days 2 nights was definately enough. The smell, chaos and pollution gets to after a while!!!!