wats, wats more wats, sunburn, cheap beer cheap food, ping pong shows and tuk tuk rides
27.04.2013 - 30.04.2013 35 °C
So after a mammoth 18 hour journey from heathrow to singapore a wait in singapore for 4 hours and a flight to bangkok we were finally in thailand we caught the skyline to phaya thai then a tuk tuk to the guest house. we discovered khao san road and one just opposite which did fantastic street food for less than a pound! following a good nights sleep we headed off the next day to the floating market but ended up paula getting talked into by a woman off the street going on a 'tuk tuk tour' including a visit to the 'government tourist information' and a hard sell on their trips non of which we booked! we saw the golden mountain numerous wats which I cant remember the name of them all and ended up back on khao san drinking cheap beer and met some lads from belgium, usa and wales, another visit to street food and 2 bottles of thai rum later we headed off to see a 'ping pong show' which i wont go into any more detail about but learning the art of peeing drunk into an eastern toilet after a few too many isnt easy! a serious headache in the morning resulted in staying in bed till 3pm and heading out that night to the lebua state tower hotel which featured in the hangover 2 for its rooftop bar on the 64th floor the views were amazing!!! the following day we headed off on foot which turned out to be 10 mile round trip visiting the wat po, royal palace and the emerald budda and a visit to the pharmacy for malaria tablets resulting in seriously sore feet before catching the night train to chaing mai!