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Once completed we took a tour of the back canals of Bangkok and looked at some of the poorer neighbourhoods. The boys were amazed that people swam and washed in the canal water.
We then took the skytrain to JK Weekend market. 35 acres of markets with 5000 stalls and visited by 200 000 people a day. A very easy place to get lost in. We did manage to get them all back.
... the world, and it's made out of brick, plaster and gold leaf. This place was pretty packed with other visitors, but we were able to get some good photos anyway.
After Wat Pho, we were thinking of heading straight to the Museum of Siam to cool off because it's air-conditioned, but we found that we were just across the river from Wat Arun. So instead we jumped on a boat for ฿3 and headed across the river. When we got there, we got a few pics of the Temple, and ...
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Jiap phones to say that she will meet us at the airport tomorrow to say goodbye and to give us a memory stick with lots of wedding photos that her friends took.
Make my final weekly phone call to mum.
With a long day of travelling ahead of us tomorrow I play safe on the food front this evening with a large tuna baguette.
Early night to ...
... quickly disappearing) side of the mega-city. Seeing all the water around made us understand a bit more why the city is so prone to flooding in the rainy season! We enjoyed a quiet afternoon on the water, barely seeing any other boats (we had asked the driver to avoid the touristy spots), observing the river life.
In the evening, slight change of pace as we headed to the Soi Cowboy street, famous for all its go-go bars. We did go in one for a drink, to see what it ...
... when the spires of Wat Arun make an impressive silhouette against the skyline. Knowing this made me even more convinced that I had to come and see it in person one of these nights! :-)
By following behind our guide, we walked through a fish and fruit market which brought us directly to a pier where a taxi ferry boat was taken to cross the ...
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