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... to stay. I managed to get connected to their wifi and found out Karlien was in a hostel not too far away. So with the very little energy I had left I hauled my ***** broken backpack across to the hostel Karlien was in. After checking in to the very cute little hostel I found where Karlien was sleeping and let her know I had arrived... I then went for a well earned sleep. I lazed around the rest of that day and then went out to Platinum shopping mall for some ...
When people said I'd experience culture shock, I have to admit that I shrugged it off. Having travelled to many places and read about where I'd be going, I thought I was immune to wide-eyed awe and shock. Then I came to Bangkok, my first glimpse of Asia!
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and 11mil people strong, is a city that engages all the senses in ways I couldn't have imagined. From the strangest, unknown smells in the markets to the Asian foliage amongst the ...
... educate him myself and show him that there is more to life than thumb wars and roses. However thinking about it now, this is probably how he does so well on the streets... by making naive farangs (what thai's call foreigners) like me fall in love with them and give them as much as they can spare. It really is heartbreaking.
We stayed in that same spot until about 3am and met a couple from Bristol; Meg & Matty. It's so exciting when you meet someone from the same ...
... she would decide that she wanted to see what was outside... And amazingly it was clouds... And more clouds. So then everyone would get the sun in their faces and it would momentarily blind them. Anyway getting back to the point, I was getting of the plane and I was already standing up in line to get off and she decided it push in and I was like "ow ok then" and then she turned around and said 'that's how it goes' and I was like what. Then she decided ...
... reclining Buddha in Thailand, and (we think) the second largest in the world (after one in Myanmar).
- Mandarin Oriental Hotel - This historic hotel is right on the Chao Phraya River. The original structure was the first hotel in Thailand, and it's where Somerset Maugham recovered from Malaria. We stopped by for old times' sake. Natalie was impressed with a lobby chandelier made of dried flowers!
Monday, we dropped ...
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