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I would definitely recommend this program it was so much fun and really interesting to see how the school system works and watch them learn a new language.
The classrooms do not have many resources, they use the dirt floors to scribble out answers and there are very few books and one computer.
So second day here, ive met a bunch of guys, 2 English and 1 American. We head to the Khao San Road for lunch - another cheese and ham toastie... really authentic Thai food!
We head back to the hostel before deciding to head to the mall. We get a taxi there - however there was 5 of us in a 4 seat car. I end up sat on someones knee for what i thought would be a short ride. This is when i realise how busy thai roads are ...
... of yet another taxi and rushed over. We gestured to the number on the card to see if he would call to get directions, thankfully he had a phone and was able to call and figure out how to get there. We tried to get the cost down, but he knew we were in trouble and so wouldn't budge from 300 bht. We didn't mind as we mainly just wanted to get to our appointment! Tuk tuk to the rescue once again.
Once we arrived at Thai Export we ...
... and Art Center a couple of mile away. When we arrive we see that it is closed and demonstrators are camping on the front steps. We go into the MBK Shopping Center. This is a 6 story mega mall bigger than Central Festival. There is nothing like in California. A bit overwhelming to say the least. We head across town to the Museum of Siam. A guard informed us it was closed on Monday. We decide to go to the river for a boat ride. A very aggressive tout/shill tried to get us to pay ...
... in the aft section of the boat; the long crankshaft dips into the water and is attached to a propeller. They are loud and go fast, and also pollute. The city is covered with a haze of smog, and many buildings are black from decades of foul air.
The shores of the river are filled with everything from modern high-rises to old, abandoned wooden shacks on piers. Although we keep hearing about Bangkok’s “canals”, this waterway could only ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSri Hualampong Hotel Bangkok
It could really do with a bar! As its not exactly a lively hostel!
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