Ok where to start!......we moved from our posh hotel in the business area of Bangkok to the travellers paradise Koh San Road. Very busy and full of clothes, food stalls, bars and girls. Backpackers every where so we felt at home.
We then booked up a days tour to see the floating market, the bridge over the river Kawi and finally the Tiger Temple. It was an early 7am start in a mini bus to make our first stop to the market. Picked up a few travellers like us on the way so it was our first chance to get to talk to some people. Everyone was really friendly two guys travelling on their own and two girls that came together.
We all payed to go on a market boat to check out the local floating foods and tacky souvenirs. Once that was over we saw some locals with there pythons and one of them decided to put one round Sean's neck and walked off, he was not impressed, then tried to charge him for the privileage! On from there we moved onto a snake farm, and saw loads of snakes and crocs, they then had a live show with locals fighting King Cobre's and then saw a Mongoose and King Cobre fight to the death in a glass box. It wasn't the most enjoyable thing to watch but it's all part of the fun I suppose followed by more man V huge pythons etc. Ended by saying the deadly cobres are found all other Thailand and surrounding areas so that will keep us awake some nights I think later in the trip! :-(
Following that we drove on again to the River Kawi's most famous railway bridge and took a walk over it but couldn't wait to go see the tigers.
Eventually got to Tiger Temple, and I yet again had to buy sexy t-shirt and baggy trousers to cover my arms and legs as Monks were present (con artists!) Then went on and saw the tigers and had photos done etc, we could not believe how big they were. When we had done we moved to a different part of the temple and saw a keeper with one cub, the size of a grown dog like Jake, Sean's boxer but with HUGE paws. He was so good with us , the keeper let him do what he wanted, walk him, cuddle, even pic him up if you were strong enough. We got loads of photos with him, so tame and playful like a puppy. We enjoyed that better than the adults. Then they fed all the wild animals (Boars, deers, Funny looking cows) all surrounding us with the tigers, it was like a scene out of The Lion King! They would never allow that at home.
Anyway rabbiting on abit here, to sum it up a long but great day. Booked train tickets that evening to Chiang Mai (North Thailand) going to be a 12-13 hour journey, lucky it's a night time sleeper!
Hope the weather is getting better for you guys at home
Speak to you soon, love Jen and Sean. X