The day we arrived in Bangkok was a warm welcome. I only walked a minute or so and I was already sweating. We came out the airport with our water bottles empty ready to get the train. When we got to our stop, and walked out of the train station, we found there were no taxis and only a tuk tuk, we could just fit our bags in the small vehicle. But WOW what a ride! My first tuk tuk and I want to do more. We arrived at our hostel thirsty, hot and dirty it was not a pleasant night. As we went to dinner I could barely walk, my feet swollen and my eyelids drooping. We finally got to the hostel ready to sleep as I fell into bed 1..2..3..zzzzzzz.
The next day we were ready for some tourism and could not wait to see what was on the breakfast table. I rushed downstairs to find there was everything you could imagine. Cornflakes, peanuts, toast, juice, and a different selection of fruit. After breakfast we went out to start a Thailand trip in the largest market in the world. There were massage parlour’s, clothes stores, toy shops, and food places. We got back still feeling our shoulders relaxed from the lovely massage. Also as we were going back we went past The Grand Palace where the Thai people were visiting the body of the dead King. We got back to the pool table, wait, oh I didn’t mention the pool table did I. So we played pool for a couple of hours and then we went out for dinner. When we got back we went to bed early as we still had a bit of jet lag, but we still had an amazing sleep.
This was the last day in Bangkok, we went out seeing that there was rain, and when I say rain I mean it was the worst rain any western person had been in. We got a Tuk Tuk to the river but not quite where we wanted to go, so we went on a trek through the fish market which smelt very ugly, to the place we wanted to go to. We finally got to the boats and got on one of the ferries which took us down the river where we went into another market. This place had a lot of restaurants and it was a good time to find that out as we were hungry. As we rushed into the restaurant ready to eat and looking at myself and thinking how wet I was. Even though I had a rain coat I was still soaked and I was ready to get back. We walked back and got some snakes as we did not have pudding at the restaurant. When we finally got back I played a bit of pool with one of the staff at the hostel and he beat me. After a few hours of rest then we went out for dinner and the we went to bed it was a big day so I drifted off to sleep very fast.
The next day we were going to go to our next stop so I played my last game of pool. When the taxi finally arrived we got into it and in a second we were of and ready to go…
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