I really shouldve looked where i finished my last blog cos cant remember the last thing i wrote about so if i overlap sorry! haha had a chilled day finally in bangkok for our last day which was nice but incredibly hot, it seems to get hotter each day!! we have only seen 5 mins of rain so far, not too bad in monsoon season hey!! on the evening of the 25th we went to this really col indian restaurant/bar where you had to leave your shoes outside and you sat on the floor on cushions which was wicked and we were all half asleep!! The curry was well nice from there too, never thought id say this but im finding that i really cant have thai food 3 times a day haha been mixing it up with a bit of pizza etc.
anyway, so 26th we chilled around bangkok and looked for shade and air conned bars! we ended up in chinatown which was pretty scary as we were told by all the thais to wear our backpacks on our fronts cos theres tons of pick pockets. plus it stinks haha chinese food at home is slightly different than chinese food in china town. oh how we wished to spot the arch in the midst of it haha. we ended up in a posh place where we had spring rolls, chips and rice haha wasnt brave enough for anything else on the menu. wimp. we got back to the hotel at half 5ish to pick up our bags and make our way back to the station for our overnight sleeper train!
our train left at half 7 on the evening of 26th aug (last nite) and arrived at 10ish this morning - 27th. it was the best journey ever!! really need to put sum pics on, hopefully a bit later ill do it, takes bloody ages tho!! anyway, on the train we had 2 seats facing each other and then on the other aisle another 2 seats facing each other and i was like...hmmm, whers the bunks?? i soon found out, the 2 seat we were sat on folded down and together and they put a mattress and bedding on and the top bunk folded down from the ceiling!! it was soooo cosy i loved it, i got the top bunk and started making it into my little room for the night, we were again awre of pick pockets so i locked all my bags up and wore my bum bag round my waist with my passport and money in.
we didnt get to sleep til quite late cos we met these 2 guys from new york/ boston and got chatting to them for hours. they were well funny and we soon all started copying each others accents. they sed my american accent was wicked and they didnt know english girls could do american accents haha chuffed i was! we had some food on the train, i chose veg stirfry with cashew nuts n rice it was tasty. in the morning they woke us up with tea and toast in bed - a proper adventure!!!
when we got to Chaing Mai we jumped in this crazy open minibus and got taken to our hostel - spicythai backpackers. which brings us up 2 date, i have just dumped my stuff in our 10 bed dorm room and come down here. had a quick look around looks well nice and they are doing really good trips and trecks from here so no doubt i will be jumping on one of them in the next few days!!
hope your all enjoying these updates! trying to do them often so i dont forget what ive done!! thanks loads for every1s messages, wish you were all here!!!
lots of love xxxxxx