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Back to Bangkok

Bella and I both had to go back to Bangkok as she was flying to Bali and I was flying to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. We got the sleeper train over there and this time in our section we had one english guy and a dutch guy. Both super friendly and we shared travel stories over a couple drinks. This train was a lot noisier then the last one and I struggled to sleep. It was still nice as we rattled away though but I did get scared at some points when it was extra noisy. We arrived early in the morning in Bangkok and 3 of us got a tuc tuc to the same hostel we were in last time.

night train

night train

We decided to grab a coffee and head over to a shopping centre. We wanted to get a few cheap bits and bobs before we went home but the centre we went to was more antiques and art. Not what we were looking for at all so insead we headed to the Indian Market. It took us a long old time to find. We walked through Chinatown for a long time stopping off for a coffee when there was a short rain shower. It was really humid and sticky and I was starting to get grumpy but we kept plodding on looking for these Indian Markets. We started to notice the streets changing. We spotted more Indians than Chinese and more Curry Houses were popping up. We stopped and had the best Indian food ever. A not too spicy curry and these little Indian dessert things that were delicious with a cup of Indian tea. We really went all out! So we had found the Indian Markets and walked around them for a little bit. They were beautiful and colourul but neither of us wanted to buy anything. then it was time to find our way back to the boat stop. We had zigzagged so much there that we tried to go back a more direct route. We didn't have a decent map and we found ourself on a dead end road where we saw 2 Western looking people. The first in a long time! They had a big map and looked as lost as we were. I asked them where they were heading and it was The Grand Temple. They were from America and both a bit geumpy; "We got married the day before yesteday and we are 2 minutes away from getting a divorce." the man said. Bella and I sort of gave an awkward chuckle not sure whether he was joking or not. Then the woman said, "I knew we should NEVER have come here!". To be fair it woukd not be myfirst choice of honeymoon but everyone is different. We tried to point them in the right direction and they headed off. You do meet some right crackers when you're travelling! Getting lost and trying to follow diretions can divorce the stronest of marriages, I reckon! Hopefully they found The Grand Temple and are still happily married! I'm sure they were only joking haha! Anyways Bella and I finally found our way and hopped onto the boat back to our stop. "we're here!" said Bella. So off we got. Only to realise we had got ofd a stop too early haha! At least we made the most of our All Day bus ticket. It only took 10 mins for another to come.

crowded tuk tuk

crowded tuk tuk

bangkok markets

bangkok markets

We were exhausted after our marathon walking and decided to head back to the hostel for a power nap. We woke up 3 hours later, had a coffee to wake us up, bought a couple of beers to drink with some girls in our room and then Bella and I went to a roof top bar. The roof top bar where part of The Hangover Part 2 had been filmed! On our way there a Nigerian guy stopped us and asked if he could join us so we said yes of course and along he came! He is working in Bangkok at the moment and I don't think he has many friends. The bar was super fancy and we had to dress up to get in. It was the first time i put make up on for ages! Luckily the Nigerian guy, whos name i have actually forgotten, was in a shirt and trousers. He must have been boiling! The view was so incredible. Youcould see the whole of Bangkok and more. Bella and i opted for a 'Hangovertini' specially made for the film. We stayed here for about half an hor before going to the more lively part of town, Koh Pangjan Street where there are heaps of tourists and travellers. We had a cocktail at a bar and then decided we were super hungry so got some noodles and then headed back to the hostel. Bella had a flight at 6am so had to leave at 3am. She woke me up when she had togo and we said our goodbyes. Super sad really as she is off back to Australia and I'll be back in Scotland so who knows when we will next see each other. Soon I hope! I had quite a bit of Thailand currency left over so decided to treat myself and get a taxi to the airport instead of dragging my bag through he train stations. I was nice and early which is good because I actually love airports! Something about them for me, maybe it feels safe and secure or something, I'm not sure, but I could probably live in airports haha! I got a cuppa and a muffin, read my book for a bit and then it was Vietnam here I come!

sky bar, bangkok

sky bar, bangkok

Posted by amcara91 02:57 Archived in Thailand

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