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Thailand

Khao San rd

sunny 35 °C

We arrived in Bangkok at 1am local time and made our way to Khao San Rd (the backpacker district). My first thought was what have we got ourselves into, it was a dirty stinky hole. We found an ok place to stay and went straight to bed (3am - 31oC). Next morning when we emerged Khoa San Rd was buzzing with tourist and stalls, quite a different sight from the early morning. We had some breakfast, (yes even Gaz ate breakfast) and got our first Tuk Tuk adventure – off to see some Buddha’s. Highlight of the Buddha tour was definitely Shaz letting some caged birds go at big Buddha and the great sign written by the local selling the birds. Tuk Tuks are fun, its probably the best form of transport ever for a city like Bangkok, we have discovered they can be free if you just let them take you to a few shops and you pretend to be interested for a few minutes. We had our first (of many to come) foot massages which ensured that we went to bed early.

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Posted by Gaz n Shaz 19:22 Archived in Thailand

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