Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Arrived in Bangkok

From Bangkok

From Bangkok

Yesterday we arrived in Bangkok after a flight filled with some pretty serious sleeping for Sara and some serious film watching for me. We sweated our way through immigration and hopped in a taxi driven by a gap toothed but friendly driver. Having established that we weren't married but were a couple, he whipped out a brochure showcasing an assortment of jewellery seemingly in the hope to get us married before the end of the journey. Perhaps he wanted some new front teeth?

He dropped us off and we wandered to our hostel. It's pretty basic, down a little stray cat filled alley, with a few friendly cockroaches running about outside but clean enough inside. It's what we expected really, our room has two mattresses on the floor, and thankfully a fan and air con, without which sleep would've been impossible although Sara did get bit cold! It really is outrageously hot, between 30-33 and humid, so it will take a few days to get used to i'm sure.

After a much needed nap, we went for a wander and some grub down the Khao San Road, apparently a backpackers mecca but essentially a load of bars and hostels in one place with assorted clothes/tat for sale all on the same road. We'll have a look in the day, but at night it's quite exciting, although the smell is something else – a mixture of diesel, poo, street stall food and occasionally sick.

Now we're off to explore Bangkok...

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