16.09.2011 - 18.09.2011 33 °C
We arrived in Bangkok lastnight after 14 hours travelling and a pitstop in Dubai, which if their airport is anything to go by is one hell of a country in terms of wealth and beauty, its on my list of places to visit properly!
Bangkok airport is huge, as was the queue at the passport security area, great for people watching though and the mix of western and Asian cultures and people was a patchwork of modern vs traditional clothing options, the western influence most definitely taking the lead!
Having got some advice from a girl at the tourist booth on how to get to the Khao San Road, party central and located near to our hostel on the Sam Sen road we got the Air train (http://bangkok.sawadee.com/airport/airport_link.htm) to Makkasan Station and so began an hour of getting lost and hunting for bus stops for the number 511 (which we found had stopped at 9.30pm....half an hour before!) getting conflicting directions from random people before eventually getting back on the train to the last stop and got a taxi to Soi Rambuttri and eventually found our hostel with the help of an english speaking passer by who we both could have hugged at that stage!
After a bite to eat at the Green room cafe on San Rambuttri (http://greenhousebangkok.khaosanroad.com/) we hit the music and alcohol infused street of Khao San and partied the night away! i lost my digital camera with all of my trip photos so far, but ill get another, the camera was so old it needed updating anyway! the photos were the one thing i was annoyed about luckily Gareth took some that i can use here !! Home at around 6am and woke at 4pm this afternoon..i blame jetlag:P!
Sitting in the Green room cafe on the free wifi right now drinking some apple juice after an amazing meal of Pad Thai 89 Baht (around £2) which isn't bad for restaurant prices but street food is a lot cheaper, and its just started to pour down!!
Till next time!