3/3/07 - wow! travelling on yer own is pretty overwhelming and thats just after a flight to London!! Found terminal 4, its a bit of a hike but easy enough. My backpack was checked all the way through th thailand so was hoping it would make it there ok. Had a splitting headache when landing but it cleared after i got some fresh air. Just got something to eat while waiting for the next flight, it cost me a 10er for a burger and a coke, rip off!!! I was actually lookn a mcds or sumthing but cudnt find one which was urprising as they had every ther shop on the planet in there! Had Brian Dowling (?) of big brother fame on my flight over to London as wel so was doin a bita celeb spotting!
4/3/07 - Well, arrived safe and sound in bangkok. Flight was long and crapmt but ok in general. They give you earphons, eye mask, socks, pillow, blankett, choice of music, tv or films to watch and listen to. I was in an out of sleep for the duration but always awake for food!! Had supper, a snack bag and breakfast, was all ok for being plane food. Got off the plane later than scheduled and thot my lift would have went on but it was there. B4 leaving the airport said cheerio to Stephanie - she was goin on to sydney and also found Michelle. We had all met at heathrow but wernt sittn together on the pane so hadnt had a chance to chat much yet. Anyway, Michelle and i went through immigration out to find our lifts. There was loads of people standing with boards with names on but i found mine, well it said "victoria lockey" but i guess that was me! I headed on in the mini bus to my hotel, this took about 15 mins. It was warm too about 32degrees but cloudy - iv later realised that there4 is a constant haze over bangkok from all the pollution and so maybe not clouds as i first thot.
All i could see was buildings and not much else, well apart from giant advertising boards and "long live the king" signs so i assume the thais are well into the crown,
The place im stayn at is called the "thai cozi house" its pretty basic but everything you need. Brekfast is included which was a surprise but noing me il not make it donw or not want to eat the strange food! After i got my room sorted i went for a snooze. Had arranged to meet michelle at 830pm outside boots on khao san road but guess wat ?? i slept in !! I woke up at 830 quickley got ready and went down to meet her. Khao san road is mad, shops everywere, market stalls on top of each other and everything to buy and everything needed to become a hippee!!! lol I didnt buy anything but spied a lovely pair of black adidas trainers so mite see about them 2moro. Michelle and i went for a dander, found a place to go for a drink tho only had one then went walkin again and got pizza. we shared a hawaian and got a drink each and it cost like 200 baht which must be about 2quid maybe jus over it!! Ended up home for about 12 on sunday nite and wer gonna met up on monday and do touristy things. Had a long day so hittn the sack!!
5/3/07 - Hello!! Well today has been busy! Met michelle bout 1030am after a crappy sleep. was up thru the nite, crappy body clock up the left. Anyway, got chatnn to a local and ended up getn a tuk-tuk ride around the city. we seen temples, budhas and oher very cultural stuff. we wer out and about on the tuk tuk for about 4 hours and it cost us like 20baht thats bout 25p so had a very own driver round the city for that cheap! madness!!After this i was starving so went for a.....wait for it.....mcdonalds!!!! How very thai! not!!! Done more walking round after this, telln ya if i havnt dropt at least 2 stone after this ther is a problem!!!went down khao san road and had a nosey at the stalls. Picked up a pair of puma trainers for 8quid and 2 lacoste tops for 1.50 each! dunno if ther fakes or not but they look real to me!!cudnt try them on in the street so bough them anyway and tried them on at home, there a bit tight but im sure theyl fit soon with al the walking!! haha!! Duno wat wer doin later, need to have n early night as doin a day trip 2moro starting at 630am!!! Really looking forward to startin the tour on thursday. bangkok is so busy and polluted and a bit stinkn to be honest, a few days is fine but cudnt spend longer - cant wait to get to the beaches in south thailand! Seriously, there is constant traffic here, roads are always full and crossing the road is a death wish, you just have to run and hope to live haha!!! Well went out tonight for a feww hours. We went to this nice wee place, the nicest place to eat so far! My dinner cost me like 2quid absolute bargain. Headed for a drink after this to gullivers2, this is the nicest bar wev bin to aswell, air conditioned, decent music and free internet. woohoo! lol Just had a few drink and headed back to the hotel bout 1130, 630 am start is worryin me, will i get up on time!!!
6/3/07 - Hello!! Well just got back from a lovely day trip to Ayutthaya. a lovely place outside bangkok wer you actually breath without fear of a lung infection! lolwe saw more cultural stuff like a palace that was ruined in war, a reclining budha and another huge budha, i \m not sure wat all the budhas are for and why ther all different but its all very interesting. Its also cool to see monks dandering about and they way everyone prays, everyone is really into their buddist faith which i found pretty mesmerising. we also saw Bang pa in, this is the summer palace were the king and queen go for the summer apparently, they wernt there tho aparently it aint summer yet, id hate to feel the heat in the summer as it was flippn boiling hot today - so hot i sweated so badly it looked like i wet my self! haha!!! funny moment thzt was ! note to self - dont sit on leather sits on the rooftop of a boat in baking weather lol well anyway, after the palace we went to the boat and had a buffet lunch on baord and sailed back to bangkok, this was lovely and wanted to stay on the boat forever lol well needed new shorts first! nah got home bout 4pm and jus chiln now and probly do summink later.......il update again soon. love yas, vicki x
7/3/2007 - well today i had a big lie in! Woke about 12 and arranged to meet Michelle bout 2.30 so done some washing and stuff. She text me to say shed fell and hurt her ankle so i dandered on round to she if she was ok. She was pretty worried bout it, trying to get to the doctors and explaining a problem here would be difficult as hardly anyone can speak english! Sat in hers for a wile then she felt a bit better so we went and did some shopping on the market, Got some board shorts,a top and some socks. My backpack is getting fuller by the day! Uplopaded some pics tonight, cudnt upload them all as it was taking ages so will do some more soon. Went to a bar called gazeba tonight, was a cool wee place on the roof of this building so we sat ther drinking cocktails til closing...wev since found out that most of the bars close at 1am wich is a bit pants but hey!
8/3/2007 - couldnt sleep last nite for some reason so was up from 5am this morning so as u can imagine i wasnt in great form. Check out of thai cozi house and got a taxi round to new world lodge hotel. Met the rest of the tour group for a breifing, thers others brits, american, oz and canadian people....hopefully get to know them wen the tour starts! Wake up call is at 630 in the morning then we head off at 730. Just went for dinner 2nite then got soem more short and a top. seriously cant buy anything else as iv no more room! will have to post some things home soon! looking forward to gettin gout of here 2moro as 2nite i have seen about 50 cockraoches and a rat in the street! it was yuck!!! altho im sure it isbt goin to get any better in the jungle and in the beach bungelows, il let you know anyway! \Hope all is well, take care and il update soon, vicki x